Toilet Smell in Bathroom

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  1. Robert Clark

    Robert Clark Funster Life Member

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    Suddenly developed a toilet smell in the bathroom
    Empty the toilet cassette daily
    Van only 6 months old
    Any ideas what may be wrong?

    Thanks
    Robert
     
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    Try putting the plug in the wash basin.

    Could be the grey tank has started to stink and its very similar to the smell of the cassette.

    Had the same problem a few years ago and even put the cassette in an outside locker....thats when i realised it was the plug hole.
     
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    Would you do the same with the shower waste?
    How did you clean the grey tank?
     
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    Try Buster Plughole Sanitiser Foaming Granules. I use it after each trip on all three plug holes.
     
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    May as well.

    Apparently a couple of bottles of coke poured into the tank and allowed to swish around for a while does a good job. Neat orange squash works as well I am told.
     
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    Thetford do a waste tank cleaner, but Chris's suggestion is probably cheaper and just as effective :)
     
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    Couple of drops of zoflora after every trip works we'll keep from plug holes smelling
     
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    Sorry forgot to mention the shower waste hole.

    As there is no plug i threw a wet flannel over the hole.

    I never did clean the tank...just did the plug and flannel job.
     
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    Empty grey waste.

    Buy a few litres of Lidl's own brand full sugar coke, or if it's cheaper somewhere else get theirs instead - pour down plugholes, go for a drive to swish it about a bit, empty grey tank.

    I think you can use Bio washing powder/liquid mixed with a bit of hot water down the plugholes too but would think you'd need quite a lot of it to clean the tank in the first place. One thing we discovered it did do (and again this was Lidl's Formil brand LOL) was get the scale off the inside of the loo cassette - I'm not saying it's AS good as Thetford scale remover, cos you can't actually see that well into a cassette - but heck it's a lot cheaper!

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    We have had a bottle of orange squash in the van for that purpose for a couple of years. Used it once or twice on long trips and it seems to work.
     
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    I've been using bio liquid (Lidl or other own brand) in the cassette for a couple of years now. No problem with odours and it does keep it clean as said.
     
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    And us !
     
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    Try actually peeing in the bowl, not on the floor:imoutahere:
     
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    We had a smelly waste tank or our recent trip in Spain. Couldn't get rid of the smell, tried two big bottle of cheap coke left overnight as recommended here, tipped some bio washing liquid in every day after emptying it- but the smell in the tank remained horrible.

    Then we found a free sample we had been given of one of these tablets; http://www.rainbow-conversions.co.u...o5LY_VRjBrVE2Yz1FETr_--ElHYkISIDZwaAva28P8HAQ

    Worked absolutely brilliantly. They are expensive but you wouldn't need to use them every day. Probably once a week would be adequate I think. Infinitely better then any other treatment we have tried. Ignore the advice of one tab per 20 litres - I think that's the dose to stop the holding tank freezing. If you just want to kill the smells one tablet is enough. We just put it in the sink and poured boiling water over it, left it for about 10 minutes then pulled out the plug and flushed it down with a bit more clean water.
     
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    We had a whiffy bathroom last month. I tackled it this way..

    I emptied the cassette as normal then rinsed, then I filled it with hot water and vanish laundry powder (couple of scoops). Left it for awhile then emptied and rinsed. Used wet wipe toilet things all round the outside of the cassette and blade etc. nice clean cassette, no smells

    Next I washed down and wiped all the area around the loo and bathroom floor. (It was actually clean but by then I was in a cleaning frenzy).

    Finally I put a couple of bleach tablets from Asda in each plug hole turned on all the taps, thereby filling waste tank. Added some glugs of bio washing liquid (full bottle) left that to slosh around for a drive then drained tank and flushed with clean water.

    No smells at all now. I think the cause was buying non bio washing liquid for the cassette by mistake and not rinsing it with clean water after empting. (User error on Mr Mousys part).
     
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    .....blimey, do you have OCD:rofl:
     
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    Lol, no I'm rarely in the mood, but when I am stand back..
     
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    ........should I undress first???
     
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    Only if you need a good bleaching.
     
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    We had a smell in the bathroom but now Mrs Badknee has banned me from there it don't do it any more.:LOL:
     
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