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Re: How big a holding tank vs. camping

Originally Posted by hellosailor View Post
Yes, speaking of easier on the plumbing, urine + salt water tends to crystalize out salts, which then constrict the hoses and make it easier for things to catch and jam. Fresh water flushing cuts down on the crystal growths, too.
Yes that is a problem. We usually fix that by, once every now and then determined by how much time we spend on the boat, pump some white vinegar into the pipes and let it sit overnight. That seems to reduce the calcium build up (I think that's what you're talking about), to a minimum.

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