portable loo

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:21
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hi all thanks for help with last question. would also like too no what is easiest and best chemical for porta loo thankyou.
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Reply By: Fred G NSW - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:31

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:31
Many of us on here use the home brand napisan....very cheap, minimal chemical smell, no sanitary smell...unlike the ugly smelling top and bottom tank chemicals, which not only are very strong smelling in the loo, but also very smelly to store, so if you use them, don't store the bottles inside the van. Their chemical smell is effective, but very strong. Haven't used the tablets, so can't comment on them, but we are very happy with the nappisan.

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Reply By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:40

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:40
Napisan didnt work for us...especially in warmer weather, although others find it ok, so we have reverted to using the Thetford chemicals and find them very effective. Nappy sanitiser is definitely the cheaper option though.

Friends recommend Portasol? or something like that, available at our local Bunnings, but not sure how effective it is as we havent tried it.

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Follow Up By: UKE - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 18:16

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 09:31

Tuesday, Jul 06, 2010 at 09:31
We use Portasol It has a much nicer smell than the Thetford crap ( no pun intended)

Have used it for a year and even happier now it comes in 5 litre packs at a better price per L.

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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:41

Saturday, Jul 03, 2010 at 17:41
What Fred said.
Start with one teaspoon full in some water. Add 1 teaspoon after every #2.

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Reply By: Motherhen - Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 23:43

Monday, Jul 05, 2010 at 23:43
Hi Funai

The advice given here is unanimous on a simple product that really works.

The two products most widely available that contain principally sodium percarbonate are Woolworths Homebrand Nappy Treatment Plus and Coles $martbuy Napicare Plus. Similar can be purchased at some of the 'cheap shops' - check the label. They are also good products for doing the laundry in buckets whilst travelling.
Most other brands contain other ingredients and less sodium percarbonate.
Dissolve a ‘shake’ (around a spoon full) in a litre or two of water and add to the cassette after first use following emptying. The movement when travelling mixes it well even if not dissolved, however some liquid needs to be added when starting.

We were using Bio Magic ($48 a bottle) and often only used the toilet once before emptying as we only use it spasmodically. I tried the sodium percarbonate products and was even happier with the results. There was a musty odour with Bio Magic which we don't get now.

It is considered septic and long drop safe, and when burying in the ground, the slurry disappears quickly and leaves no harmful chemical such as the old formaldehyde 'preservative' type toilet chemicals do. We have a large bottle of this from the previous owners of our van which we have never used and need to safely dispose of. Nasty stuff.

If your cassette has been used with chemicals, wash it thoroughly first. Likewise the flushing tank if any chemicals have been used in it.



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