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Unread 6th June 2015   #1
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Black bits in flush water

I think I read on here about this problem before but cannot find the thread.

I let the toilet flush water run out and have re-topped it up but I am getting black
bits in the flush water, I use the additive chemical but wonder if there is something I am not doing?

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It could be bits of perished rubber seal, or residue chemical in the tank, gone bad.
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when you get home put some Milton in the heaer tanl and leave for a day or 2 , drain the tank and and fill with clean water a few times to flush out the "bits"

I do not use a chemical in the top tank , put some pinkamd water in a spray bottle , spray the bowl after each use

I believe the product "top and tail " is OK in the top tankand waste tank http://fenwicks.info/caravan/index.p...l-toilet-fluid

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Was also going to suggest that if there is any corrugated pipe in the toilet, the water with fluids can gather in the corrugated pipe and go off if left a while, such as over winter! What Dave says is correct, because, when i remember, we had this last time we used the caravan, and we put the additive for the upper end in and left it, and it helped!
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Hi Had the same issues myself and it is top tank chemical.
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Normally happens if you use a cheap additive or the flush is not used for awhile. We only use Elsan pink or plain water if no pink available.
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Ian I agree with your comment re lack of use. That's the only time we have had black particles in the system and stirred up with road travel.
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I am sure I have always used Eslan Pink but there was one time I ran out when away.

Thanks for you help I am hoping to get it sorted this week end.
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Hi

when you get home put some Milton in the heaer tanl and leave for a day or 2 , drain the tank and and fill with clean water a few times to flush out the "bits"

I do not use a chemical in the top tank , put some pinkamd water in a spray bottle , spray the bowl after each use

I believe the product "top and tail " is OK in the top tankand waste tank http://fenwicks.info/caravan/index.p...l-toilet-fluid

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Fenwick's Lily The Pink Toilet Rinse

A perfumed toilet rinse for your top tank with a fresh citrus fragrance. Utilising the same active ingredients as Blu Jon to kill germs and bacteria. Contains slip and lubricity agents for lubricating the rubber seals, shutter and coating the bowl with slip agents to keep it clean and fresh. Stops algae growth in the flush tank and pipework (usually seen as little black bits).
Many thanks for the info. While we have hardly ever suffered the dreaded 'black bits' syndrome, I will deffo get my hands on some Lily the Pink, having had really good results with all Fenwick products so far.
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