Portable Loo's and Ethylene-glycol

Submitted: Monday, Jul 28, 2003 at 23:10
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G'day,

Soon to be somewhere very cold and wondered if anyone had any advice on adding Ethylene-glycol (radiator anti-freeze, anti-boil) to portable loo's to combat freezing of fresh, flush tank and pump. How much do you put in per litre of fresh water? Any adverse effects on plastic loo parts?

Apparently, there is an anti-freeze product for loo's available but as we live in the country and won't be near any shops that may sell such like, I'm looking for other alternatives.

Hope someone can help. Thanks

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Reply By: G.T. - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 08:54

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 08:54
You would have an envoiromental problem if you put anti-freeze in the flush tank of your loo. When you dispose the effulent when full, the anti -freeze goes down the `` drain `` at the same time. If you are not comfortable in putting anti -freeze in your home loo, I would`nt be putting it in your porta loo as all effulents finish up in the same place. Regards G.T.
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Follow Up By: Old Jack - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 10:06

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 10:06
Agree here about the poision (glycol)you are adding to the enviroment.

Used to Add metho to systems to prevent freezing up..... if the materials are compatible you could possibly add say 10% to the water. just remember not to smoke on the loo though the metho would not be very flamable mixed at this ratio unless you really heat the water up!

someone may have a differant Idea. good luck1
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 10:54

Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 10:54
Why not try some good old salt??? 1/2 a cup to 5 litres should lower the freezing point to well below zero. Not quite as unfriendly as glycol....
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Reply By: member-skippyking - Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 01:05

Thursday, Jul 31, 2003 at 01:05
Thanks for the advice fella's. Salt or metho? Hhmmmmmm.

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