Weird stuff from flush

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  1. errpaul

    errpaul Funster

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    We have recently started to get a weird, flakey looking, dark colour substance coming out of the flush along with the water and pink flush chemical.
    It then sticks to the inside of the toilet bowl.
    I had thought it may be some kind of seal from inside the flush tank breaking down, but as yet we have had no leaks.
    Does anyone have an idea what this may be??

    Thanks
     
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    this has been posted before but cant remember what the outcome was.....

    i'll post the tread if/when i find it as it was a very early thread on the forum.
     
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    type in the 'search' box on here 'bits in flush tank' then select 'posts'.

    theres a thread started by shiftzz.

    concensus says its the pink addative causing the problem but i'v never had it and i use pink.

    just had a thought though....could be limescale flakes.
     
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    We have recently started getting the same.
    Put it down to algae....
    Still need to fix it though...
     
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    It is algae I had it many years ago and changed the top soultion to I think it was Elsan can't be sure as my flush now comes from main tank. I know it only came with thetford chemical in use. they stopped putting a chemical in to stop the formation of algae as it is not environmentally friendly. I worked for Kodak at the time and we had the same problem in film processers growing algae


    Dave:thumb::thumb:
     
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    If it is the "black bits" problem then it is a common one and, as Dave says, seems to be a result of using the Thetford pink.

    I see from the thread that John mentioned that we were just about to change to Elsan Organic. We've been using it for a year or so now and it has done away with the black bits. It also works well generally and doesn't have the chemical smell that the Thetford & Elsan blue & green have.

    Graham
     
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    I also get this from the waste water tank. Mind you, most probably got sharks, alligators and giant squid in there!! :Eek!:

    When I back washed it through a couple of months ago all sorts came out. Never did find me false teeth tho' :Rofl1:
     
  8. nomadic

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    Pink

    Yes, we also suffered with this, and we were advised to reduce the dosage by 50%....it reduced over a couple of weeks, and has never returned:Smile:

    Nomadic
     
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    Black Bits in Toilet Water Tank

    The dark bits is Biofilm it is harmless but looks terrible and I could write chapter and verse about it.
    It occurs when there is a low chlorine level,

    to remove put 1/2 cup of non scented bleach in toilet water tank top up to full give motorhome a run to agitate empty flush tank if it is an electric flush just pump out into toilet waste tank empty fill flush tank with clean water and repeat you can remove toilet roll container and inspect tank interior if still black bits left repeat but leave standing 24hrs after agitating again.

    on mine I remove toilet roll container and pull the flush hose out of the bowl and allow water to circulate in top tank by holding electric flush on.

    It is harmless and once it has occured it will come back when conditions allow it is a moden curse of chlorine in water and a watm temperature it can be terrible in old peoples dwellings

    If more info required give me a PM

    Alf
     
  10. sinbad1

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    Yes it is algae does crop up now and again the french have suffered with this problem for some time now and it seems to have spread to the UK :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    hi all dont use pink no more i use lemon fairy liquid just the same
    dave
     
  12. errpaul

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    Thanks again to everyone for their replies. A few things to try so hopefully we'll get rid of it.
    Only problem is just bought and started another big new bottle of the pink stuff:cry:.
     

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