Grey waste cleaning

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  1. lorger

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    Well I had quite a productive day today, washed the motorhome including the roof, then decided I'd have a look at the grey waste. Once under the MH I discovered there was a large drain cap, un did this and got my arm all the way inside and gave the whole tank a really good scrubbing. Also managed to get the hose inside and get to the parts I couldn't reach so now all nice and clean and smelling lovely.

    Also did the roof which was actually quite clean considering we sit near trees. So far since owning this MH 5 months now I have dismantle the cassette and washed it out even using a tooth brush, washed the clean water tank and stuck some tabs init and flushed them out. So I think my next job is going to be washing the underside of the MH as noticed it was a wee bit dirty while under there.
     
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    When you have done yours can you come round and do mine please
     
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  3. Eddystone

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    :Wink: .... and mine:thumb:
     
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    Couple of cupfulls of Bio washin powder does the job of cleaning grey waste tanks, just drive around for a bit with some water in it. Cheap and easym just mix it up in the sink and pull the plug and let it drain into tank

    Peter
     
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    I've got to say Gerry, that you are a wee bit keener than I am........ whoever buys your 'van will be a very lucky person :thumb:
     
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  6. lorger

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    Yes Peter that is our normal method but as we just acquired this van in Febuary I just like to make sure everything is nice and clean even though its just 2 years old.


    Hopefully that won't be happening for a while :Rofl1:
     
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    But have you fixed the flapping EHU cover? :Laughing:
     
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    fer gawd sake man...you do realise that some of the better halves of the fellas on here read this stuff...I forsee some comments like

    "did you know that gerryhughes gets his arm into the waste water tank to give it a clean...when did you last do ours? Oh and while your at it take a look at the loo cassette, im pretty sure its not as clean as his!":Eeek:
     
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    If you do I hope you're going to fit a brush on the front to clean the roads so it doesn't get mucky again :Rofl1:
     
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    How bizarre why would anyone want to hand wash the inside of a waste tank, I thinbk this is what you call over the top.
    Best suggestion for me when mine was smelling was regular use of cheap bio washing liquid, if it don't smell its clean !!
     
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    I would assume that the fact that the grey tank has a large cap would be to facilitate such cleaning. I haven't done it on ours (in fact, I've not looked underneath our van) but on several occasions over the years I've taken the seal cover off the toilet holding tank in order to clean/lubricate the seal and give the tank a good clean inside.
     
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    What's wrong with cleaning the waste tank then! Good practice in my view - well occasionally. :thumb:

    I have cleaned inside the waste tank twice in six years - did it a couple of weeks ago. Despite using bio detergent, it can still get pretty mucky. The reason for my latest 'long-arm' action was that the indicator gauge was showing 1/4 full even when the tank was empty. On looking inside the tank with a long-handled mirror and a torch I could see a build-up of sticky black muck on the sensor rods. Rubbing them with a green pan scourer sorted out the problem and all is now working again.
    The manual for our van says the tank should be rinsed via the inspection hatch on a regular basis. However, i'm not going to those extremes as the first time I did it, there was a slight dripping from the hatch. I think it needs a new sealing ring, but the then main dealer (Brownhills) recommended a squirt of silicone sealer so that is what I use.
     
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    Hi I normally put a 2ltr bottle of Cola in an empty tank on the last leg of a journey home, it,s surprising what rubbish comes out in the bucket. Pete :thumb:
     
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    That was on the last van and it was the 12v pump flap couldn't find a replacement for it anywhere


     
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  16. MHVirgins

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    Ha, ha! Now funny you should say that............I read more of the comments on here than Bill does and I was more than a bit concerned about Gerry using a toothbrush around the cassette:Eek!:
    However, I must say I like a man that can do a thorough job when cleaning something..........it's a very rare thing:Wink:
    Margaret:BigGrin:
     
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    I cant be first to make a toothbrush joke, can I:BigGrin:

    As for cleaning my grey tank I never see what comes out as I am too busy driving along:Rofl1:
     
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    I must be very sad:Eeek: - I took my grey tank out to clean it.:Laughing:
     
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    I hope you get well soon:yeah:
     
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    Being a Scotsman,I hope you didn't through it out Gerry.You should get a couple of quid for it on eBay!
    :BigGrin:



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