Grey flakes in toilet

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Grey flakes in toilet

Postby Jip.C.Jaybird » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:14 pm

I think I remember this topic being discussed some time ago, but I can't find it here??
The camper has been parked up for some time and each time the toilet is flushed, many grey flakes come into the toilet. Can anyone point me to the solutions suggested to overcome this problem?
Before anyone asks - No, I don't have access to the camper at present, so I don't know the make at this stage.
Thanks kindly for any helpful hints. :)

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Re: Grey flakes in toilet

Postby idex » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:54 am

Hi Jeannie,

You'll probably find algae growing on the inside of any clear tubing or the flush water reservoir. Give the reservoir a good dose of chlorine (something like "30 seconds" is fine), leave it for a while, scrub where you can reach then rinse out. It might take a while before the flakes stop appearing.

To avoid the problem add a little algal inhibitor to the flush water when you refill the reservoir and wrap a bit of black plastic tape around any clear hoses to keep the light out. Even filling with ordinary tap water from a chlorinated town supply will probably do the trick.

Good luck!
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Re: Grey flakes in toilet

Postby kiwigold » Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:31 pm

Hi Jeannie

When I looked your subject heading. My mind boggled and I thought of all sorts of scenario's. But on reading your message, I had to refrain from making a reply. :D

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Re: Grey flakes in toilet

Postby Doit » Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:38 pm

I have always put the sanitiser in the flushing tank and nothing in the waste tank. If it gets smelly in the summer, I add generic napisan to waste tank. Why waste sanitiser in your waste tank if it's only being used over a weekend?
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Re: Grey flakes in toilet

Postby yachty » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:19 pm

These grey/black flakes are bacteria in flush tank, this normally from using pick top tank additive from supplier who sell imported product ( quite often in square tall bottles). To be quite honest fresh water only in top tank and sanitiser in holding tank either blue, sachets or nappy scan, type product.

To clean top tank remove switch, or paper holder clean and rush with bleach and hot water, remove spy glass to allow water to flow out of vechicle not past your seals to holding tank
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Re: Grey flakes in toilet

Postby Jip.C.Jaybird » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:43 pm

Thanks so much for those helpful replies. I have put nappysan in the top tank now, and will go for a drive at the weekend to shake it up. I couldn't see how to clean the top tank, so I'll check your tips tomorrow. :D
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