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Message posted by dogscenturion18/11/2013 at 4:59pm
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I went to the caravan today to begin shutting shop for winter, but when I went in I could smell a musty smell, after searching everywhere I eventually found it was coming from the toilet cassette, Ive brought it home and left it outside and will clean it, but I was wondering what do i clean and disinfect it with. I have some milton, but wondering if that will get rid of the smell. Thank you
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FOUND THE ANSWER, THETFORD CASSETTE TANK CLEANER

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Message posted by Grampian9118/11/2013 at 5:57pm
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Stick some bicarbonate of soda in it.

Works well in fridges etc.



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Message posted by janettp18/11/2013 at 11:03pm
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Can second the bicarb, works wonders!

Message posted by Grampian9118/11/2013 at 11:23pm
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I have large bags of it i use it to keep the ponds PH stable.

But proper food grade stuff so many uses.

Silly experiments for the kids also.



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Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

Message posted by aahbarnes19/11/2013 at 10:31am
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Bleach it.

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Message posted by dogscenturion19/11/2013 at 11:09am
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Is bleach not too harsh??


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Message posted by jeff juke19/11/2013 at 2:59pm
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Fenicks waste and pipe cleaner is the way to go.

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Message posted by birder9919/11/2013 at 4:34pm
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The smell is mostly from bacteria living in the gunge that forms on the insides of cassette. Bleach is great at killing the bugs but does not remove the gunge (fats and scale) which means you have a ready breeding ground for new bacteria. A combination of a scale remover (weak acid) and a detergent will break down the scale and emulsify the fats and leave the cassette nice and clean. A little fabric conditioner will leave it smelling of roses

The Thetford and Fenwicks products mentioned previously essentially do as described above although I have found the Thetford Cassette Cleaner slightly more effective (think it uses a different source of acid to break down the scale better).

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Message posted by Shrimpdragon21/11/2013 at 9:47am
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We used Washing Soda last time our 'box' got a bit gungey! Bag of Washing Soda from Tesco, probably half of it with some warm water, shake well and often to dissolve the Soda.
Works well.

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Clean it out and leave the trap open.

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