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Submitted: Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 at 19:19
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what chemicals are you using in porta pottys these days?is there any products available at super markets?thanks in advance
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Reply By: Member - Scrubby (VIC) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 at 19:38

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 at 19:38
" NapiSan " works good.

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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 at 20:05

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 at 20:05
I,ll second nappi san. Great stuff.
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 at 20:21

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 at 20:21
I use this from Coles. You can get a similar home brand in Woolies.



The important thing is a higher than 30% sodium percarbonate. Put a capful in some water and chuck it into the toilet canister. Replenish or empty every 3 days.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 at 20:29

Thursday, Jul 22, 2021 at 20:29
Mother Hen's blog on toilet chemicals is worth a read Barry
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jul 23, 2021 at 08:00

Friday, Jul 23, 2021 at 08:00
Either brand of the mentioned Laundry soakers are ok.
As a matter of interest, the Coles Ultra Oxy Action has dropped slightly in the % of Sodium Percarbonate as it used to.
It is now rated at 320g/kg, or 32%.

Napisan Vanish Gold Oxi Advance is rated at 330g/kg, or 33% but the difference is negligible and the Coles brand is probably cheaper.
What I like about Napisan is that it comes with a natty little scoop in the container which makes distribution of its contents into the porta potti that little bit easier.
If you like this one, just look for the pink container with the gold lid.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Jul 23, 2021 at 08:37

Friday, Jul 23, 2021 at 08:37
Alternatively, you can buy 100% sodium percarbonate from brewers supplies or on line.
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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jul 23, 2021 at 19:06

Friday, Jul 23, 2021 at 19:06
That's what we did, a few kilos for $30 roughly , enough for a lifetime. Regards, Michael
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 at 12:05

Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 at 12:05
There are some good articles on the subject here -Safe toilet chemicals can Napisan be used in septic tanks? andNapisan and Look-Alikes safe for Septic Tanks a professors view
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Reply By: Phil G - Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 at 07:28

Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 at 07:28
This is what we've used.
Aldi DiSan (very cheap) is the same as Napisan - does the job but doesn't control odour quite as well as the others so we found needed changing every few days. We also use it to clean our grey water tank - pop a heap in at the last day of a trip and let it swish around on the way home.
Thetford Blue is the most effective and the sachets are easy to use (15 sachets about $25). Thetford green not as good.
Portasol works pretty well and can be bought from Bunnings and only needs 40mls each time so you get 25 doses out of a litre for $20.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 at 11:57

Sunday, Jul 25, 2021 at 11:57
I would not be carrying Thetford Blue- Not suitable for septic system or composting toilets.
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Follow Up By: Phil G - Monday, Jul 26, 2021 at 07:12

Monday, Jul 26, 2021 at 07:12
Yeah, I only use Thetford Blue and Portasol when we are able to dump in town sewerage. They work the best.
We use DiSan when more remote but find we end up emptying the cassette more often.
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 at 12:52

Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 at 12:52
It is the sodium percarbonate in these laundry soakers that act on the solids and break it down and neutralise the smell so the best thing to do is use it the same as you do at home.

For urine only, sodium percarbonate has absolutely no effect.
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Follow Up By: MickeyJ - Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 at 13:55

Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 at 13:55
We just add vinegar and that seems to stop the smell from just urine (Our most common usage pattern)
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