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Author Topic: Piney Fresh Pottie - and other tips welcome  (Read 2302 times)
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« on: March 21, 2008, 12:13:47 PM »

I read somewhere that Pine-Sol in the potty kept the odor down.  Well I just filled a spray bottle with Pine-Sol and keep it handy.  When its "Bombs-away" I reach for the spray bottle, give 4 or 5 sprays and all's set.  Makes my 2 gal bottle of Pine-Sol last f-o-r-e-v-e-r!!

Got any pottie tips?

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 12:33:36 PM »

Use your neighbor's coach! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 01:11:16 PM »

On a cold, rainy night, in a steel tent with no potty, don't let your wife pee in the half full popcorn bowl. (Popcorn isent an effective absorbent  and what's more.....it's gross. Angry)
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 01:13:39 PM »

there are any number of Chemicals that you put down the chute with a gallon or two of water that will give you no oder at all.  some have perfumy scents.....all personalo preference.

the better of these chems also end up liquifing everything so all you dump is fluid....no visible solids
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008, 01:37:34 PM »

The best defense is a good offense.......... Make sure your your vent pipe is large enough to vent the gasses.

Another thing you can do is add some Ridex or another brand of enzyme.

We've tried a whole bunch of those purportedly wonderful chemicals. None of them did S%^t. The smell was perfumed, but it was still there.

We've learned that pooop doesn't smell like chicken no matter what you do to it. It smell likes pooop, The best enzyme in the world is to let doo-doo work, let the brown trout swim around in the tank and if really needed, drive around and get the mixin's all worked up.

Yeah there are lot's of perfumey additives at Wally World or Camping World, but all you accomplish is making it smell like perfumed poooop.

At this moment we have a problem with our vent and when it warms up, I will fix it, I promise, I really do! In the meantime, the only time we get any smell at all is when we go down the road.. the vent is acting as a pitot valve and allows the gasses back inside. When my vent is working correctly, there is no smell.

Doug brings up a good point, for many of the charter and revenue bus companies, they need to have the perfume smell. Passengers will not ride on a bus that smells like doody. The holding tanks on an inservice bus are a lot smaller and the vent is MUCH smaller than on a conversion bus. (The vent on a 102A3 is only 1/2").
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008, 04:18:44 PM »

next time I am to one of the buses I will check and see what I use......

I've tried many of the commercial Charter bus brands however most are very strong perfumed and lack enzimes.

Off hand I think mine might be enviro chem......no real noticable scent.....does a great job....but we have good venting......even on the 04 which was bottom vented never had any tank smell
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2008, 05:55:33 PM »

Over the years I have experimented with many things. One was the "Little Stinker" power vent. The moisture quickly killed the motor.  I've tried commercial products, home brews. One was yeast, plain old yeast like you buy for baking. I used that till I found out the yeast does not activate till 170 degrees.
 I eventually by accident found a leak in my vent system. Remember that Dallas? That was the cause of all my prolems. Since that time I have discovered that the only time I had a problem was when it was windy. I installed a 360 degree aerodynamic sanitation vent, problem solved. Now the only time I notice anythng is when flushing the toilet. The pipe is a place for the gas to collect, just a bit, not really a problem but at times noticeable. In hindsight I would plumb a tee into the system as close to the toilet as possible and vent from there.
 I no longer use chemicals of any kind. Mother nature left alone will do a great job!  If you are getting a smell in your coach something is wrong. Among other options a somke or water test can be done.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2008, 06:02:24 PM »

I found two items that created a smell in the coach while driving. The first was that the trap in the shower had dried up over the summer and was letting odors come in. The second was a little harder to find. In my toilet there is a small overflow hole leading to a trap and then into the holding tank. I finally plugged the overflow vent and solved the problem.

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« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2008, 01:44:14 AM »

Does it smell like someone S*** in a pine forest? If so your using Pine Sol!
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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2008, 02:33:13 AM »

Does it smell like someone S*** in a pine forest? If so your using Pine Sol!

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2008, 06:17:33 AM »

Hi jjrbus,
Whoever told you that yeast doesn't activate until it reaches 170 degrees is full of........yes, you guessed it. Yeast activates at 85 to 105 degrees. Much hotter than that and the yeast is killed. Look it up.
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2008, 07:09:17 AM »

Hi jjrbus,
Whoever told you that yeast doesn't activate until it reaches 170 degrees is full of........yes, you guessed it. Yeast activates at 85 to 105 degrees. Much hotter than that and the yeast is killed. Look it up.
Thanks, Sam 4106
That's what I was thinking.  In a bakery that makes donuts from scratch, they work the yeast into the dough and then give it "table time" for the yeast to activate and do its thing.  No initial heat.  Although afterwards, the dough is warm from the yeast activity.

That said, I didn't know yeast broke down poo.
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2008, 08:40:28 AM »

I found two items that created a smell in the coach while driving. The first was that the trap in the shower had dried up over the summer and was letting odors come in. The second was a little harder to find. In my toilet there is a small overflow hole leading to a trap and then into the holding tank. I finally plugged the overflow vent and solved the problem.

Richard

What brand of toilet???  Sealand??
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2008, 09:13:49 AM »

LOL    Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
Im sure glad I read this one.. LOL.. i needed a laugh..
BUT, I thimk if you STOP puting your Nose in the toilet, it might not smell so bad  Grin

Carry On..
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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2008, 09:42:03 AM »



What brand of toilet???  Sealand??

I really do not remember since I no longer have DML. I would suspect that most if not all toilets have this overflow. On mine it was so high up on the toilet bowl that the water never got up high enough to replenish the water in the trap.

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