thetford cleaning

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  1. mrsrogers

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    the toilet cleaners are pretty pricey, any ideas of other fluids that work as well as but are cheaper?: Pam x
     
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    Not sure what you mean. If you mean the fluid you add to the holding tank, then any supermarket bio wash liquid (usually about £1.50) works well. Its all I've used for years.
     
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    Damn! I was waiting to see what replies you got to this query as I need to do ours, but they are not exactly flooding in! :thumbdown:

    Wyn
     
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    A little warm water and washing up liquid does for ours

    In the past we have used kitchen sprays but that seemed to rot our sink around the waste fitting:cry:
     
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    They specifically say "don't use toilet cleaners", the chemicals will rot the rubber seals.

    I use the power shower in the bath on our cassette. Proper clean.
     
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    For me, a non-issue as I don't put any chemicals or washing liquid in it. Neither do I make a point of any extensive cleaning. I rely on a SOG and simply swill the cassette a few times when emptying. When we get home from a trip, I swill it with the hose pipe a few times and store it back in the 'action position'. Very occasionally (perhaps once a year, or every other year) I might put Thetford cassette cleaner in it and leave it for a few days in the garage.
    Most of the time I try not to kill off the natural colony of bacteria that forms inside the cassette.
     
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    If the question was about the Thetford cleaner, then thats not expensive as I only use it a couple of times a year so a bottle lasts for years. I have a free bottle but if I didn't would probably not use it at all, just rinse out, and off is enough
     
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    I've been using this for years and it's great:

    "Blue Lagoon" made by a company called Taylor McLure in Yorkshire

    Very economical - works out at around £22 for 300 litres
     
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    From their website...


    BLUE LAGOON
    Blue Lagoon is a highly concentrated powerful and effective cleaning fluid additive designed specifically for use in chemical toilets.

    Size 5 Litres - £15.50 + VAT


    1 litre dilutes to 60 litres, but is that in the cassette or pre diluted before you add it to the cassette? If so how much concentrate per full cassette?
     
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