Toilet chemicals.....(again!)

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  1. Old Soldier

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    Sorry to bring this up again but having read through a few of the black water threads I'm somewhat confused....No surprises there then!! :lipssealed:
    I use to buy toilet chemicals in packs of 50 from a nice man on eBay. They came marked for "airways use" and did the job ( no pun intended) brilliantly. Sadly he no longer seems to be selling them ( proberly got the sack for nicking them in the first place!) so I have tried various alternatives. It was this forum that alerted me to the possibility of using washing capsules.
    At long last, the question....Just bought Formal Biological liquid capsules from Lidl. Will they work, are they safe, will it stink?!! If they are no good I also bought some extra white tee shirts so they won't be wasted!!! :wasntme:
     
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    We use nothing but Tesco Biological liquid.
    The smell is minimal and the inside of both our cassettes is spotless.
     
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    We are using biological fluid all the time now
     
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    Formal Biological liquid capsules from Lidl work for us.
    When empting it appears to discharge a brown liquid, a couple of rinses and when the output runs clear, that's it.
    Add a litre or so of clean water to start it off, and replace the cassette.
    Then from inside drop a capsule down the loo.

    I also hve a bottle of the stuff in liquid form and add a small amout to the flush water.
     
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    We used the capsules once but didn't think they were as good as just using bio liquid - think it's probably because the capsules need to dissolve before any of the bio liquid can get to work!

    Denise
     
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    That's why you need to put a litre or two of plain water in the cassette to start it off. The capsules dissolve on contact with water.
     
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    Any doubters on this? If these capsules are not suitable for biodegradable systems what happens to households in the middle of nowhere, does their grey water mix with the black stuff or does it run off along storm drains, if there are any around? In other words, if it works for them is it not ok for our sewage systems?
     
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    We live in the middle of nowhere and all our waste water (grey and black) goes into our septic tank. We don't worry about washing powders/capsules, but do not use bleach. Having lived here 15 years and only had the septic tank emptied twice, it all seems to work ok. Only rainwater runs into the dyke.

    In the Motorhome I have installed my own 'SOG', and for the last 'fill' didn't use anything. No smell inside, and no neighbours complaining about the outside smell. :)
     
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    You need to put a litre of water in if your using any bio/chemical system to make it work .
     
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