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Old 04-04-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
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Black tank issues?

I have a 2013 ZT-218-TD, and have had lots of smell from my black tank. This is our 5-6th camper/rv and we've never had problems before. In investigating this further, I see that the manual shows that I am supposed to have a 20+ gallon black water tank.....weird in measuring my gallons while trying to resolve this matter I'm finding mine to be around 8-10. Is something wrong here? Thanks for ANY help.
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Old 04-04-2014, 06:59 PM   #2
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We started using GEO method last year. Google it. So far, I like it better than anything else.
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We started using GEO method last year. Google it. So far, I like it better than anything else.
I have been looking for the Calgon water softener and can't seem to find any. Where are guys finding it. I have looked at two different WalMarts.
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We have been able to pick it up at our local walmart. Have found it both liquid and powder.
If you can't find it, ask them where they have it on the shelf, or can they get it.

bcritchie14, how are you arriving at the 8-10 amount?
That seems way out of line.
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I measured it with a gallon jug...
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:27 PM   #6
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Out of the black tank??
Did you figure it was full at that time?
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We have been able to pick it up at our local walmart. Have found it both liquid and powder.
If you can't find it, ask them where they have it on the shelf, or can they get it.

bcritchie14, how are you arriving at the 8-10 amount?
That seems way out of line.
I have used powdered Boraxo (Twenty Mule Team) before and it worked just fine.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:01 PM   #8
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You're not measuring the size by the full gauge are you?? Because they are not always very accurate. You have to measure what comes out. Worst scenario, you have a poop pyramid in your tank.
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I emptied the black tank. I refilled with water until it backed up and filled into my toilet. It only took 8-10 gallons. Turned off water prior to filling and looked into tank with flashlight, no p pyramid...have never measured what went in before.
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Is there anyway you could measure from underneath the trailer the dimensions of the black tank?? length, width, height
1 Gallon = 231 cubic inches or .1333 cubic feet
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