The cheapest and so far the best.

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  1. Hollyberry

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    In the interest of fellow Funsters comfort & economy ( and knowing how much they like a toilet discussion) I have been researching the best toilet additive.

    Started off with the Funsters favourite, bio laundry liquid. Used Tesco & Asda own brands, £1.60 a litre. It was ok, litre bottle did about 6 treatments for best results. Tried stretching t to 8/9 but results were not pleasant.

    To make sure I wasn't missing out I bought a bottle of "ecological" chemical at Shrewsbury Motorhome Show. £10. Used as directed it should have cost about 20 to 25 pence per treatment. Uggghhh. Not as good as bio liquid. Had to use far more and the slightest drop of liquid stained plastic, latex gloves, skin. Do not ever get it on your clothes!

    Next tried Asda liquid laundry capsules, the green Bio ones. Cost would be about 18p per treatment. Brilliant. No smell on emptying. Ease of use can't be beaten, no measuring, just drop in a liquitab.

    I saw Asda bio powder at £1 a box so thought I'd give it a try. I used a 250ml (1 cup) measure. Even better than liquitab s. Have dropped the dose down to a half cup measure ( this is a cooking measuring cup, not a tea cup) and still good enough. Cost will be about 10p pert treatment

    Heavier to carry around, measuring involved but so far the best results and the cheapest.
     
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    Well done that lady, dedication above and beyond the call of duty.:thumb: in all seriousness good tips, thank you. :Smile:
     
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    Just the kind of tips beginners like us are looking for.
     
  4. Hollyberry

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    I knew those years spent researching in Eastern Europe and Africa would come in use. Obviously they were just practice for my real vocation in life --- toilet research!
     
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    A good test that, I will give it a try.

    Another forum I visit did similar test and they liked the Formil tablets or liquid sold by Lidl.

    I was not keen on the tablets but the liquid is good, and that's what I am using now.
     
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    Would it be worth the trouble of preparing pre-measured doses wrapped in paper bags/envelopes of some kind?

    Just a thought

    Wyn
     
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    Must be a lady thing. I use the cheapest option....... I don't use anything. Emptying is a bit smelly but you get used to it. 4 Years fulltiming now and never bought any.

    Thanks for doing the research though:thumb: Nice job:BigGrin:
     
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    Just as a point of interest, which is the best toilet tissue as since I have started taking my newspapers online am coming to the end of my supply. The nail in the door can then be utilised for something else :Smile:
     
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    Izal medicated :Wink:
     
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    Telegraph for the posher bum. BUSBY. Big issue for me.
     
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    Best bog rolls are the free ones, yknow every time you go to the shop bogs, grab a andful pub, public toilets, posh friends( cos they buy the softer stuff):Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    dock leaf double sided, as nature intended
     
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    But just be careful you don't use the sharp end!!!
    Cheers, Dave:thumb:
     
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    Good find, thanks Hollyberry. As a matter of interest does the 'bio' mean this is biogradeable or biological ? I thought that only biodegradeable is safe for sewage (less harm to the environment and all that?)

    :Smile:
     
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    Just found this......

    Many rural public toilet will have private sewage systems - concerns regarding the use of dry powder biological powder:


    Often dry powder clothes washer soap appears as clots and clogs in the system.
    Passing solid clumps of detergent into the septic tank speed clogging of the system and in severe cases can even block a building drain.

    "Budget" powdered laundry detergents contain extra amounts of fillers (in some cases montmorillonite clay) which increase the risk of system drainage or drainfield clogging.

    Surfactants in detergents (and from any source) are toxic to fish, basically suffocating them by interfering with the ability of the fish's gills to absorb oxygen from water.
    Phosphates in detergents pass through the septic system (or municipal wastewater treatment system) and enter surface water causing very high growth rates of algae. The algae growth, in turn, suffocates fish and other life in rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds. The rapidly growing "dead zones" at the edges of major water bodies around coastal areas are blamed on surface runoff that contains phosphates, (probably largely from agricultural use).
     
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    Asda ingredients......

    Asda Smart Price Washing Powder contains amongst other ingredients: Less than 5%, Zeolite, Polycarboxylates, Oxygen Based Bleaching Agents, Anionic Surfactants, Non-Ionic Surfactants, Phosphonates , Also contains: Enzymes, Optical Brightener, Perfume .


    I've just answered my own question............it's food for thought eh?
     
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