Elsan Blue

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  1. manda3000gt

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    What's the best price people are paying for genuine Elsan Blue toilet fluid (not interested in own brands) per litre
    Thanks
     
  2. Tootles

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    Not sure, but hey, not many use anything carcinogenic these days. :(
     
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    Always get it in 4 litre pots.. Usually £10 a go ( But I usually buy a box of 4 as the family, all motorhomers ) get through a lot of it.
     
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    Use Lidl or Aldi BIO liquid MUCH MUCH cheaper.

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    How much is that now CB ?
     
  6. manda3000gt

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    Thanks John (y)
     
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    Lidl's , Just looked at bottle does not say how many litres I reckon about 3 . On the bottle it states 40+ washes! Cost I think was about £2.50. Where it says 40 washes I would think that about 40 emptyings!!

    colyboy

    ps make sure it's Bio
     
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    Don't get mixed up with Adblue either way, into the toilet, it is the same stuff YOU put in normally, into the engine ther toilet cleaner not good as it is not as useful stopping the emissions
     
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    That is what I use a dollop is all that is needed as too much gives off a chemically smell, it breaks down lumpy bits and keep the bugs eating away all that goes out is liquid, safe for cesspools the Formaldehyde based and the replacement one kills the cesspit, DEAD.
    That is why they do not like it in toilet systems at shows and rallies.
     
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    Warning ⚠, daft question alert!!!

    Do I take it RV black tanks still require the addition of Elsan (or similar / alternative) liquid? Presumably they must, otherwise you wouldn't be asking your question.

    It's never occurred to me that black tanks would, thereby adding to the infrequency of emptying benefit they already have over cassette loos.
     
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    @colyboy I'm trying to find out how much bio washing liquid to put in my black waste container rather than using the usual blue stuff. You seem to be saying just a capful would do it, is that correct?
     
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    Interested in that. Do you know of any evidence it is carcionogrnic, as opposed to hearsay. I would use an alternative if it were proven, wouldn't want to use it even though it kills bacteria like E. coli.
     
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    You can buy American capsules of stuff to go in a black tank, or use Elsan blue or any other sort, or bio liquid, or some use cheap coke. Personally in seven years, I have never had a need for anything in our black tank. And, with a 45gal capacity it can be in there for weeks. Never had any trouble or smells. If there was ever the slightest whiff, Management's SuperNose would be on the case and I would certainly know about it. Remember, the blade is only open during flushing the rest of the time a big spring seals in closed. Even during emptying it's ok, its the grey water that really pen and inks, when dumping. :)
     
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    We use the same amount in the cassette as you would use for a washing machine load and it seems to do it fine. Its probably slightly more expensive, but we use the little pods of bio liquid rather than a bottle: after the cassette has been emptied we just drop one down the loo.
     
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    Digging around for the information that you require:

    This from Amazon Sales.....

    Product Safety
    This product is subject to specific safety warnings
    • Harmful by inhalation
    • Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect
    • Irritating to skin
    • Irritating to respiratory system
    • Irritating to eyes
    • Harmful if swallowed
    • May cause sensitisation by skin contact
    • Harmful in contact with skin
    • Harmful if swallowed
    • May cause respiratory irritation
    • Causes skin irritation
    • May cause an allergic skin reaction
    • Causes serious eye irritation
    • Suspected of causing cancer
    PDF of Elsan product sheet.

    http://www.partinfo.co.uk/files/Elsan Blue toilet fluid_SDS_rev 6.pdf
     
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    We also use the little capsules, they are convenient, safe and easy to use. The Aldi double packaged ones work a treat. I don't know why two separate items, I expect they are meant to be released at difference times during the wash. I have checked them in a jug of cold water and they are both released.
     
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    Hi.
    I have used the Lidl stuff,in various amounts,and the smell coming out of the Loo,is enough to bring tears to a Glass eye. We are back using the Elsan blue,and can now invite people into the m/ho if needed,without them thinking we have a dead cat in the shower room
    True,it does "Break your lumps up !" (Any old miners will be smiling,...think conveyor belt:eek::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:) and make the emptying easier,where am i going wrong? Use someone elses loo?(y)
    Tea Bag
     
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    The cheapest we found it last year was at the motorhome shows. £3 for 400ml of the elsan blue double. It was cheaper that way than the big bottles strangely but suited us. Hoping to stock up at Malvern. Have tried the bio washing powders/capsules/liquids but really not impressed. OK just for urine I suppose and we keep it for if we are somewhere that won't let us use elsan.
     
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    I've gone back to the Blue for the same reason as Tea Bag.
     
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    We use Brewers Yeast tablets
    search on here I did a big write up about the advantages
     
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