Thetford cassette question

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  1. Lindylooj

    Lindylooj Read Only Funster

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    We are back from our first weekend, survived and enjoyed. We will not be using the van again for 2-4 weeks, hubbie has emptied fresh and grey water + the thetford cassette. Question is should the cassette have a little water + the blue stuff in it or is it best to have it empy completely until we go out again. Advice please. :Smile:
     
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    We normally leave ours empty if not using the van for that length of time.

    Edit - Gave up using blue stuff ages ago. We now use cheap bio washing liquid :Smile:
     
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    Leave empty and give up the nasty blue stuff.

    We use Bio Magic.
     
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    Hi I would leave about half pint of water and blue in it :thumb: that way it will stop smells etc, but not be enough to burst tank if it freezes- you could always take it out and store it inside the garage or else where :Wink:
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    Provided it's been well washed out..... leave empty with the toilet cassette blade open to let air circulate...you can also partially unscrew the cap on the cassette filler to aid airflow through the cassette.
     
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    I'm with Graham on this one try using the Bio Washing Liquid (for washing machines not washing up liquid) it works very very well and a fraction of the cost.
     
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    We use bio washing liquid, and we find it very effective...
     
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    i read somewhere the blue stuff loses its potency after a while....dont know if its true or not :Doh:
     
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    We have looked for bio washing liquid in both morrisons and tesco and cant find any that says bio on the label, am i looking for wrong stuff
     
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    About 3 days if I remember right..........I usually don't:Sad:
     
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    I think the stuff we've been using is Sainsbury's basics (either that or Asda smartprice). We also bought a couple of bottles from Poundstretcher when Munchie posted about a bogof on here a few months ago.
     
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    thetford cassette

    Well, imagine if you did remove the cassette and had it stored in the garage and then decided to go out on the spur of the moment........Oops !!
    We always leave our campervan primed & ready to go.......clean loo, spare undies, tinned food and porridge ,& wine of course, just so we can take off after a hard day at work without too much thought.
    Of course, we can't go far in the Isle of Man!!!!!
     
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    Gerry it is the stuff for washing clothes. You can get bio or non bio. All the main supermarkets do the expensive stuff or their own brand which is adequate. :thumb:
     
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    After taking advice from here, we now use the bio.........no more horrible chemical smell:thumb:
     
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    The supermarket bio is usually around a pound or less. I have used Tescos and Sainsburys with success.

    With regard to the loo, if its likely to freeze I would leave it empty, with the blade open to let the air circulate and take the pressure off the seal.
    Freezing would probably not damage it as long as its not got much in it, but the cassettes are about £100 to replace if it does get damaged.
     
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    Empty this time of year as anything in it can freez
     
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    I've had the Thetford pink stuff in the flush tank of a porta-potti freeze without any issue.....so far. I was too much of a tightwad to see it go to...er...waste :Doh:
     
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    As I understand it, the blue stuff, (or in our case green for the home leg as we have a muncher tank in the garden :Smile: ) helps to disolve the paper and other bits :Blush: AND is a disinfectant. The Bio Washing stuff isn't a disinfectant .....is it?
     
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    I heard that viagra lasts years:Smile:
    The pills not the effect


    barry
     
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    Get the bloody stuff on your hands and try to wash it off, thats how potent it is :Doh:
     
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