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Old 10-14-2015, 08:18 PM   #1
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Science experiment - TP breakdown

Problem: Black tank read 50% after emptying.
Hypothesis: TP sticking to sensors. Do I use too much or is the paper slow to breakdown or am I not using enough water or is the sensor flaky...

Experiment: soaking TP in bowl of water.

FYI, my next trip to dump station did set the reading to empty. I also use bottle of blue stuff after each dump station run.

Has anyone tested RV paper? I'll let you know what I find.
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Old 10-14-2015, 08:26 PM   #2
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Tested paper in the past. Almost all paper will break down.

Here's the test:

By the way, a lot of sensors fail. Been a problem on rv's for years.

Use the Geo Method to clean your tanks. https://sites.google.com/site/cbruni/
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Old 10-15-2015, 05:05 AM   #3
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We use toilet paper, the kind from Costco, but we do not put it down the toilet. We have a step can with a garbage bag inside which we put the used toilet paper into. Then once a day, I change the bag, scoop the cat litter into it, add the paper trash from the waste baskets, and put it in the dumpster. No toilet paper sticking anywhere or clogging up the system. Ever.
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We use toilet paper, the kind from Costco, but we do not put it down the toilet. We have a step can with a garbage bag inside which we put the used toilet paper into. Then once a day, I change the bag, scoop the cat litter into it, add the paper trash from the waste baskets, and put it in the dumpster. No toilet paper sticking anywhere or clogging up the system. Ever.
Doesn't that get a little smelly in your camper with soiled toilet paper sitting in the waste basket.
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Old 10-15-2015, 06:56 AM   #5
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Not at all. The step can has a lid. Never smell a thing.

We had a major plug-up with our previous camper and never flushed toilet paper down again after that. Lots of people we know use the same method. Never a problem.
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We use toilet paper, the kind from Costco, but we do not put it down the toilet. We have a step can with a garbage bag inside which we put the used toilet paper into. Then once a day, I change the bag, scoop the cat litter into it, add the paper trash from the waste baskets, and put it in the dumpster. No toilet paper sticking anywhere or clogging up the system. Ever.
That is just gross. And now I can't get that picture and smell out of my mind.
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Old 10-15-2015, 08:49 AM   #7
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I know lots of people who never flush their toilet paper. There is no smell. Trust me, I have a pretty good sniffer.
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Old 10-15-2015, 09:58 AM   #8
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We use RV TP, from WalMart. They carry two brands in the section with RV stuff, by automotive. Not in the grocery section. You'll recognize it because they have hoses, pink anti-freeze, etc.
But the BIGGEST help is the Flush King to power-reverse-flush the tanks, especially the black tank, with each drain. It will take a reverse-fill and drain about FOUR times to see no more TP. Whether at a dump station or at a full-hookup site, we always use this before we leave! http://www.amazon.com/Valterra-F02-4...rv+flush+valve
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I know lots of people who never flush their toilet paper. There is no smell. Trust me, I have a pretty good sniffer.

But who draws the short straw to take out the trash. I would guess it has to get a little nasty after sitting, like a diaper pail.
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Old 10-15-2015, 10:21 AM   #10
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It sits for no more than a day, and does not smell as bad as a diaper pail. As a matter of fact, it does not smell at all. I empty the trash in the trailer and hubby usually takes it to the dumpster. The bags are tied up.

Is there no one else on this forum who does not flush the TP?
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Not judging here, just never heard of that.
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The ladies in my family goe thru a roll a day. Have never had a plug up or sensor problem. I am feeling very lucky!
BTW we use our regular household tp. I have a clear drain elbow and everything seems to flow out. I do top up the tanks before draining so there is lots of flow.
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We hosted international students (South America) for a few years and when they first arrived, I would always smell what seemed like a fresh BM every time I passed their bathroom. I pondered that they must have good, regular BMs until my DW discovered that they discarded their used TP in the waste basket. That is nasty. Broke them of that habit right away. I don't know about you, but my poop stinks.
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Old 10-15-2015, 12:26 PM   #14
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Like I said before, our can has a lid.
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It sits for no more than a day, and does not smell as bad as a diaper pail. As a matter of fact, it does not smell at all. I empty the trash in the trailer and hubby usually takes it to the dumpster. The bags are tied up.

Is there no one else on this forum who does not flush the TP?
We use the same methodology, but with a scented bag. All we smell is the bag.
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X 2 on the geo method. It works really well. We use angel soft TP and it works really well.
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In Arabian countries they use a water spray, and paper is only used to dry. In Europe they use a bidet. Maybe I can turn that outside shower inward, and mount the spray nozzle on the .........hmmmm? BTW, where is my pressure washer? LOL
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I'm starting to(stink) this is getting away from the OP's original intent.
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It sits for no more than a day, and does not smell as bad as a diaper pail. As a matter of fact, it does not smell at all. I empty the trash in the trailer and hubby usually takes it to the dumpster. The bags are tied up.

Is there no one else on this forum who does not flush the TP?
That is our method as well, no TP into the black tank. Have been doing it this way for years. Also reduces the risk of sticking or broken drain valve, which is a real mess to fix.
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Thank you, Larry!
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