Rougue smell in BT found

Submitted: Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 03:15
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The Rougue smell in our Bushtracker (see post 5537) has been located.

I finally unloaded everything out of the cargo hatch, I blasted the hatch with an electric fan for a few hours. Next day the smell had transferred to my garage where all the boxes were stored.
Traced to Thetford Aqua Chem & Rinse bottles that had lids not on real tight.
When you smell them individually, you don't notice the smell, but after a while in a confined space, the smell permiates things & lingers on.I have now purged the cargo hatch with the fan several times, but still have a remaining slight smell (not a worry).
The garage was only affected for a day or so & is now OK. The Thetford chemicals & the box they were in have been soaking in water for a couple of days now.
Will transport these bottles now outside in a bag attached to the stone guard.
Will also try the Nappi San mentioned in previous posts.

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Reply By: Noosa Fox - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 05:12

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 05:12
Neil,

You could try spraying some fridge vanilla in the area where the smell was coming from. It would at least be a nice smell.

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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 05:41

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 05:41
Hi Neil - Glad mystery is solved. Ditch the Thetford stuff, and soak the Thetford cassette overnight in a solution with the Nappy Plus stuff. Likewise the top tank if chemical has ever been used.

When we had a fish odour in the fridge, i got some Nil Odor - just a few drops does the job. I hate the smell of vanilla.

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Reply By: Turist - Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 19:26

Thursday, May 07, 2009 at 19:26
Try a product called "Nil Odour"

Only need a few drops, even kills prawn smell in garbage can.
From Bunnings.

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Reply By: Uncle Dodgy - Friday, May 08, 2009 at 01:08

Friday, May 08, 2009 at 01:08
Greetings Neil

So pleased you found the source of the smell.
Who would have even thought it eh!
We also intend to swap over to nappy san when our stock of thetford has gone.

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Follow Up By: Boystoy - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 06:09

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 06:09
Thanks for the advice everyone, Will use the Thetford chemicals, but won't replace them.

Now a new question:

What is the mix of nappysan to water for use in the Thetford cassette, & also the rinse tank?

I recall reading about these on a previous post, but now I cant find it.

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Follow Up By: Wadefarers - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 06:28

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 06:28
Neil

Check postID5402 in the Members Forum. I used it in that ratio just before we had to head home because of the solar problem and it works very well I must say. We used the Coles brand.

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Reply By: Rockgoc - Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 20:04

Saturday, May 09, 2009 at 20:04
2 tablespoons of coles brand or any no name brand nappy soaker dissolved in 500mls or so of warm water straight into the bottom tank (add a litre of water just to get some cover in the bottom of the tank) and the same strength in the top tank will get you a sparkling clean cassette with little to NO smell even after 5 or 6 days of collection! I can't believe how good this is, and we have stopped using a VERY expensive bio product (not biomagic) because it is just not a patch on the nappy stuff.
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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 06:09

Sunday, May 10, 2009 at 06:09
Another convert :-)

we continue to use home brand Napisan and very pleased with the results, i almost feel like stock piling the home brand in case it goes off market or they wake up and the $$ increases.
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Follow Up By: Freewheelers - Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 07:49

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 07:49
hi mick & vickie & rockgoc
greetins from wilpena pound
after meeting m & v in adelaide & got the good advice we change to nappie san with good results we are heading north so will see how it performs in the tropics we currently use only one table spoonful so .......
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