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Post by GARY MITCHELL on Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:20 pm

After the toilet has been unused for a while black flakes appear in the flush water. Any cures for this?
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Re: Symbol van - 1999

Post by Paulmold on Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:34 pm

If you are using pink flush additive, stop using it. Well known problem.

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Post by daisy mae on Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:43 pm

Clean out thoroughly, I used clothes washing tablets and hot water, leave to soak, drain and repeat if necessary, I kept doing it until clear, rinse well, fill up the flushing tank with water , DO NOT PUT IN THE PINK STUFF 


I use  liquid washing, used for clothes,  a cap full  cheap stuff will do, from Aldi / lidyl  etc.
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Post by GARY MITCHELL on Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:46 pm

GARY MITCHELL wrote:After the toilet has been unused for a while black flakes appear in the flush water. Any cures for this?
Many thanks, I will take your advice.
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Post by mossystone on Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:58 pm

Paulmold wrote:If you are using pink flush additive, stop using it. Well known problem.
Hi have just read that pink fluid is cause of black bits.  I have been adding the pink stuff to get rid of the black bits!   Has anyone established why it happens?  and why do the makers of the pink stuff suggest we should us it ?
Does any one want a big bottle of the pink stuff for free?
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Re: Symbol van - 1999

Post by Paulmold on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:08 pm

Apparently Thetford have a new formula in their pink stuff. We don't tend to leave any flush in the tank and don't suffer with black bits and do use pink stuff. Maybe not leaving it to stand is the key.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:21 pm

I recently used Elsan's version of the Thetford pink stuff. It initially resulted in loads of black bits into the bowl, but now seems to have cleared it.

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Re: Symbol van - 1999

Post by Bulletguy on Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:22 pm

I've had those 'black bits' as long as i've had my van! Often wondered why and where they came from... scratch head ....now i know!! 

You learn something all the time in here!!  hugegrins
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Re: Symbol van - 1999

Post by mikemelson on Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:08 am

Bulletguy wrote:I've had those 'black bits' as long as i've had my van! Often wondered why and where they came from... scratch head ....now i know!! 

You learn something all the time in here!!  hugegrins
 As advised "DO NOT PUT IN THE PINK STUFF",

The black bits are known as Biofilm.

I stopped using that pink rubbish years ago & just flush the toilet with nice clean water.

I also stopped using the blue stuff years ago & use Tesco detergent washing tablets, now have a spotless cassette & a faint laundry smell when emptying, which is not particularly enticing, but much better than the smell of $h#t.

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