Taking the “Smell” out of a Smelly Project
I really like a clean RV, but let’s face it, I’m a Guy, and cleaning is not my favorite pastime. The vacuum cleaner and I have never really become friends. We do our dance together on a regular basis, but it’s not something I enjoy. And let’s face it, nobody likes cleaning the TOILET. But I’ve learned that it doesn’t have to be the smelly, watery eyes, makes you gag, cleaning project that we’ve all experienced.
Recently, when cleaning the toilet, I noticed that the white PVC plumbing pipe below the flush gate was now brown. Ugh. So I decided that it was time to clean it. I knew that this was going to be a lengthy project that would require having the flush gate held open while I sprayed and scrubbed the plastic pipe. So I thought back to the article I wrote a year ago titled “An Experiment That Amazed Even Me”, and I then waited for a windy day. Remember, with conventional Holding Tank Vent Caps, the wind is your enemy. It can blow down the Stack Pipe and pressurize your holding tank, forcing odors and gases into your living space. But with the 360 Siphon Vent Cap, the wind is your friend. It creates an up-draft that draws the odors and gases up and out of your holding tank so that you’re not exposed to them.
So after I emptied the holding tank and thoroughly cleaned the toilet, I shut off the water so that it wouldn’t keep running during the following cleaning process. I then held the flush gate open while I sprayed the PVC pipe with cleaner and let it soak for five minutes. Then I used the long handled toilet brush and gave it a good scrubbing. I repeated this process many times before the PVC pipe was white again. Not once during this lengthy process did I smell ANY holding tank odors. The 360 Siphon Vent Cap was using the outside wind, to draw ALL the holding tank odors and gases up the Stack Pipe, preventing them from coming up into the open toilet and the RV living space.
Because of the 360 Siphon Vent Cap I didn’t have to smell the offensive holding tank odors, and more importantly, I didn’t have to breathe the toxic HydrogenSulfide gas. What would normally be considered a horribly smelly project to be avoided, was now just another normal part of RV housecleaning. It really took the “smell” out of a very smelly project.
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