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Old August 18th 03, 05:40 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
ken
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Default waste tank odour

I am suffering from the dreaded waste tank pong coming up the sink/shower
etc. There appears to be no U bends on the waste pipes. Is it practical or
advisable to fit some?

Ken


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Old August 18th 03, 06:48 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Hilary[_2_]
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"HH" wrote in message
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One way to help substantially, after cleaning out the waste tank[strong

mix
bleach and


I prefer the age old method of soda crystals ( not caustic) and a kettle of
boiling water. Then the 10 mile round trip over bumpy roads. Being a
recycling freak I then drain it into a bowl/s and treat all my outside
drains to a clean as well!! Flush with fresh water after of course but I
usually give it another kettle of boiling first.

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Old August 18th 03, 07:15 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
ken
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Default waste tank odour

Thanks for your replies. I will give the soda crystals a whirl.

ken


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Old August 19th 03, 08:27 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
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Default waste tank odour

ken wrote:
I am suffering from the dreaded waste tank pong coming up the
sink/shower etc. There appears to be no U bends on the waste pipes.
Is it practical or advisable to fit some?

Ken

I fitted 2 sink traps in my van about 6 months ago, best days work I
ever did.
Parts from B&Q, a good epoxy resin, a bit of inginuity and no more
smells.
I check them for leaks regularly, and alls well so far.
If you want details I can let you have them, but you will have to bear
with me
as busy at the moment
Regards
--
oldman


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Old August 20th 03, 12:27 AM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Dave Smith
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Default waste tank odour

Another option may be to replace your wastepipes if they are corrugated
inside. Choose smooth bore pipes to prevent build up of waste in
corrugations.
Dave
"oldman" wrote in message
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| ken wrote:
| I am suffering from the dreaded waste tank pong coming up the
| sink/shower etc. There appears to be no U bends on the waste pipes.
| Is it practical or advisable to fit some?
|
| Ken
| I fitted 2 sink traps in my van about 6 months ago, best days work I
| ever did.
| Parts from B&Q, a good epoxy resin, a bit of inginuity and no more
| smells.
| I check them for leaks regularly, and alls well so far.
| If you want details I can let you have them, but you will have to bear
| with me
| as busy at the moment
| Regards
| --
| oldman
|
|


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Old August 20th 03, 03:05 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Eric[_2_]
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Default waste tank odour


Ken

I'll probably get a rocket from the anti-pollution lobby for this, but a
small amount of toilet-blue (or green) works wonders.

Eric
"ken" wrote in message
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I am suffering from the dreaded waste tank pong coming up the sink/shower
etc. There appears to be no U bends on the waste pipes. Is it practical or
advisable to fit some?

Ken




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Old August 20th 03, 06:38 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
ken
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Default waste tank odour

Thanks for your further replies. I did in the end actually go for the Milton
fluid. Poured it down all 3 wastes with hot water, filled the whole tank and
let it all soak overnight. Flushed it out next morning and no more smells.

Ken


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Old August 24th 03, 06:34 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
dr
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Default waste tank odour

There is also a specialist Thetford product just for waste tanks now. Came
across it in Germany last year when I had the same problem - Excellent
results - even with occasional use (as opposed to continuous that they
recommend)

DavidR

"ken" wrote in message
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I am suffering from the dreaded waste tank pong coming up the sink/shower
etc. There appears to be no U bends on the waste pipes. Is it practical or
advisable to fit some?

Ken




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Old August 29th 03, 09:25 PM posted to uk.rec.motorcaravans
Helgina Koosmaen
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Default waste tank odour

"ken" wrote in
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Thanks for your further replies. I did in the end actually go for the
Milton fluid. Poured it down all 3 wastes with hot water, filled the
whole tank and let it all soak overnight. Flushed it out next morning
and no more smells.


As an extra tip - I usually put a packet of Mr Muscle Sink Un-blocker down
my sink in the Autumn and let it do its 'fizzing' for a while, then rinse
out and do the Milton trick.

The Mr Muscle seems to dislodge any nasties that are living/growing in
there and make the waste pipes 'extra clean' - find this especially handy
as my VW T3 is also my day to day vehicle.

Helly.
 



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