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ShaunJUK

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Toilet Chemicals

Post by ShaunJUK on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 7:58 pm

So we have a night toilet now Embarassed

Any recommendation on which chemicals to use?

For Number 1's only
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Helen
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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Helen on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 8:02 pm

Lots of people use fabric conditioner (the cheaper brands) - a lot cheaper, it's environmentally friendly and smells lovely too Very Happy
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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Helen on Wed 05 Sep 2012, 8:05 pm

must admit though that when I got my loo I also bought two extra large bottles of pink flush and blue stuff for the bottom made by blue diamond and we still use that Embarassed
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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Cazz on Thu 06 Sep 2012, 9:40 pm

We've taken to using normal toilet cleaner in the bottom, it seems to work ok and it's cheaper, but it's not good for the seals - the rubber ones not the sea ones, but there gain.

But as ours is well old, we thought it didn't really matter now. What a Face
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ShaunJUK

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by ShaunJUK on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 8:01 am

Thanks for your advice, Im thinking I might get a bottle of this:

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Helen on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 9:38 am

We bought a bottle of something similar that doe's both the top and bottom ...... thought one bottle of stuff would be easier to cart than two, it was okay but was a greyish green colour and didn't smell that great either. Shocked

We now take the two bottles and have a lovely pink flush that smells all flowery flower

Tip though is to leave the big bottles at home and just fill a couple of small drinks bottles, you can't get them mixed up as one is blue and one is pink ..... just keep them in the front box so no one mistakes what they are Very Happy
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vnuala

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by vnuala on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 11:07 am

hi i use steralising tablets for the bottom as they are cheap and smell clean x Smile

abc5575

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by abc5575 on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 3:40 pm

Hi all.

We use the proper 'blue' in the bottom, in the flush we just use a cap full of concentrated Zoflora.
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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Nick on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 10:27 pm

We use Pink spray for the bowl just because it smells so nice and thetford green.I only buy the little bottles,its an expensive way of buying it but a bottle still lasts us a years worth of camping trips.
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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by sonicboom70 on Fri 07 Sep 2012, 11:54 pm

Nick wrote:We use Pink spray for the bowl just because it smells so nice and thetford green.I only buy the little bottles,its an expensive way of buying it but a bottle still lasts us a years worth of camping trips.
hi to all i find halfords top and tail is ace ,cheap,can be put in both tanks and highly consentrated,clear in colour when mixed with the water i think its only nine pound ninty nine for 2 and a half ltrs we were very impressed with it never had a bad smell using it Smile Very Happy
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Krist0n

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Krist0n on Sun 09 Sep 2012, 1:54 am

We use the blue stuff bought from a caravan place. Can be used in flush and in the waste tank. Only a small bottle, but you only need small amounts as it's very concentrated.

We recently stayed on a site with no toilet facilities, so number 1's AND 2's required in the Dandy I'm afraid. Didn't have any bad smells though I'm glad to say. That is after the immidiate aftermath had calmed down lol. There were 4 of us using it too. Even on emptying, it wasn't too bad.
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Lulli22

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Lulli22 on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 2:42 pm

As a newbie to camping, where do you empty your toilets?  Are there facilities at campsites or do you have to take them home and empty them there?
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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by mike on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 2:48 pm

Lulli22 wrote:As a newbie to camping, where do you empty your toilets?  Are there facilities at campsites or do you have to take them home and empty them there?
There will be an emptying point for toilets on site,but you can take it home if you want.lol!
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Lulli22

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Lulli22 on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 2:51 pm

I'd rather not, thank you:!:
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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Tow Itch on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 4:23 pm

Lulli22 wrote:As a newbie to camping, where do you empty your toilets?  Are there facilities at campsites or do you have to take them home and empty them there?

 If you are camping on a site then there should be (will be) what is known in Britain as an Elsan disposal point. Elsan was an early brand of chemical for camping toilets. 

 If you are camping at a friends don't just pour the contents down the toilet if they have a septic tank apparently the chemicals in the "proper" additive do the bacteria in the tank no good at all.
 If you are going to be discharging into a septic tank a drop of something nice smelling in the flush water like fabric conditioner is OK but not a disinfectant. The waste tank will be adequately dealt with by a scoop of biological washing powder. Apparently this is all some people use. I got this tip of a motorhome wild camping forum where they do tend to need to use their chemical loos.

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by navver on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 4:38 pm

Have you seen what fairy liquid in the toilet does?

Cling film over the top's good too. Definitely keeps the smell in.
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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Tow Itch on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 5:25 pm

navver wrote:Have you seen what fairy liquid in the toilet does?

 No I've not. Do I want to or is it  affraidaffraidaffraid
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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Phoenix on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 9:01 pm

navver wrote:

Cling film over the top's good too. Definitely keeps the smell in.

Take it thats after you have been.

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by navver on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 9:06 pm

No it's what they do at parties. Fairy liquid just froth everywhere when you flush. Cling film needs no explanation, but when they've had a few, in poor light & don't notice......

If they do notice this is what they look like

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Phoenix on Sun 23 Jun 2013, 9:11 pm

navver wrote:No it's what they do at parties. Fairy liquid just froth everywhere when you flush. Cling film needs no explanation, but when they've had a few, in poor light & don't notice......

If they do notice this is what they look like

Been there, done that.lol!

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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by fearful wizard on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 8:14 am

Got some Fenwicks top and tail from halfords last week.
I think its  2.5 ltrs Formaldehyde free.
Reserve and collect online 20% off £7.99. Pete Surprised
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Re: Toilet Chemicals

Post by Helen on Mon 24 Jun 2013, 8:32 am

I like the pink flush, it has a pleasant smell ........ we need some more as we finished the bottle in the Dandy last weekend, it lasted for a long time. We have some top & tail that's green but the smell isn't very pleasing so we just put it in the bottom part.

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