Grey Water And Smelly Tank

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  1. ShiftZZ

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    Any thoughts solutions as to how to eliminate the pong?
     
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    Never close the drain tap.



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    Drop of kitchen bleach left in for 24 hours cleaned ours perfectly.:)
     
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    Adapt the drainage system so that it drains completely! Every tank I've ever had has the outlet about 1/2" above the bottom of the tank so the fetid water never drains completely. I altered the drainage by taking off the large screw cap on the bottom of the tank, drilled a large hole in it and fitted a sink waste outlet and connected a hose to it which I led to the side of the van with tap. Now when I empty the tank ALL the contents of the tank are flushed out (Quickly!) and, voila!, no more smells! CAK tanks may have the bits you need - I bought a spare large screw tap - just in case!
     
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    I was told that bleach was a NO NO. Others have suggested cheap Orange Soda,,
     
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    We use 17p Aldi Cola, put the whole two litres in, go on, be a spendthrift for once. :p
     
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    Leave the drain open whenever the tank is empty.
     
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    Our thinking that if that crap will clean old 2p's up it will clean the tank.:LOL:
     
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    Used to use pure orange juice occasionally which worked really well, but when we returned from Spain I decided a long term cure was needed, so I replaced the trap under the main sink with a better one.. no probs at all ever since !
     
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    we only notice ours smelling when driving, then only if we open a window, seems to draw the pong back up, so we travel with plugs pushed in, works for us, don't breath when emptying :D or walk away

    Other than that you could fit E + P levelling rams, they give us an option to tip our MH up on one side (not literally but up to about 30 degrees) fully drains then :), 20p cola may be preferable to £5K rams :LOL:
     
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    Tri-monthly rather than annual!!!(y):sneaky::whistle::whistle::whistle:
     
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    When we notice ours smelling a bit I put some Zoflora and water in there and we travel home then let it go. Gives it a good swish round while travelling.
     
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    20p cola, ooooooooooooo, your posh encha.;)
     
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    12 litres of Aldi's finest 17p Cola poured down the drain. Hope it works.

    As a side issue, if the Cola is 17p that's cheaper than water, how do they make a profit on it, the bottle, transport etc etc. And other Cola's are over £1+ for the same.
     
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    I was very sceptical about all this 'Cola Caper' until I tried 10 bottles of the cheap stuff from Asda......... to my complete amazement it worked! What I did find however was that as the cola fizzed up it gradually took longer and longer to makes its way down the plug hole. Any way, drove for an hour or so, emptied the tank..... flushed through with fresh water...... result!

    (how can anyone actually drink Asda cola :eek::eek:)
     
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    Cheaper than water ..........use a bleedin tap ! :whistle2:
     
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