Chemical toilets tablets v chemicals

Submitted: Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 11:32
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Has anyone had any experience using the Odour-b-gone tablets in cassette toilets instead of the usual chemicals. We have used the chemicals with success for several years but the tablets appear on face value to be an easier option. I would be interested in anyone's opinion of the tablets. Thanks Dave.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 13:50

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 13:50
Hi David

We use Bio Magic; which is safe to empty into septics, long drops, and residue degrades very quickly when buried. On the caravaners forum people report success with odour-b-gone. They also report success with Coles and Woolworths brand nappy care plus and nappy treatment plus. Both say septic safe and are cheap powder products with the same ingredients.

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Reply By: Bushed-Tracker - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 14:09

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 14:09
Re nappy treatments - the active ingrediant is Sodium Percarbonate. Most are about 25%ww. I use Oxygen Plus at about 34% (heaped tablespoonful disovled in 1L warm water) and costing less that $4.00. Works brilliantly. Also great for a periodic soak to de-scale the cassette etc. Good general cleaning agent.

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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:35

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:35
Hi B-T,
With out a dought the nappy treatment plus is the best of all that I and all our friends have ever used and we have used plenty over about 25 years but what is Oxygen plus you use? Nappy treatment plus says on the container sodium percabonate 346g/kg. where is the % you state?

Wazzaaaa
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:43

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:43
I just looked again and realized 346g/kg. is 34.6 %, please disregard my question as I feel a bit foolish.

Wazzaaaa

P.S. Definitely a better option than anything on the market if not only for the price but works as well if not better.
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 14:49

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 14:49
We have used Odour-be-gone for 2 years. A couple of others before that. They are at least as good as anything else that we have used. They are an oxygenating treatment and are septic safe. We use slow release in the cassette.

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Peter
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 14:50

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 14:50
Hi David,

We have now been on the road 8 weeks now, when we first brought our van we were given a small bottle of chemical (trial size) we used it once, it was kinda messy. We have used the Odour-b-gone tablets since and we love them. We even use a dissolved tablet in a spray bottle for cleaning the toilet.

Cheers
Matt, Caz & Kids
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Reply By: Best Off Road - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:54

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 18:54
My question on these new styles agents is;

Do they actually break everything down or just make it smell "nice"?

We use the old original Aqua Kem, the strong blue stuff in the brown (appropriate LOL) bottle. Even the paper breaks down and you end up with a sloppy old brew that smells OK and pours out easily.

I kinda stick with the old Mortein theory, when you're on a good thing...........

Cheers,

Jim.

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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 19:18

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 19:18
Probably not break down as much, the camping shop near us does not stock that one any more, said no good for the environment. We were forced to try the nappy treatment option and we are delighted with the results and yes although no odour at all (in fact a nice lemon smell) it lack's the blue die.

Wazzaaaa
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Follow Up By: oldtrack123 - Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 23:12

Friday, Jan 02, 2009 at 23:12
Hi Jim
The strong blue stuff contains Formaldehyde, a very nasty stuff inviro wise & should not be tipped into any inviro loos , septic systems etc.
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