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Old 08-04-2015   #1
 
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Yet another groover chemical thread

I've read (gods help me) all the groover threads that came before.

Situation is that I'm severely chemically sensitive, so I'd prefer to avoid the groover treatments with added fragrance, formaldehyde, etc.

We have brand new EcoSafes in good rocket boxes. What groover treatments have you used that aren't adding fragrance to shit, but that work reasonably well, and won't mess up the Scat Machine in Riggins?

(not going with sawdust, don't have the room.)

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Old 08-04-2015   #2
 
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severely chemically sensitive....
you poo in the box, try to refrain from bathing is said box, if you are getting chemical on you, you're doing it wrong...
i have heard of people using bleach, i think the blue stuff is the best, just don't get it on you
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Safest bet.......don't use anything but water. You don't have to use chemicals in the tank.
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Severely Chemically Sensitive

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severely chemically sensitive....
you poo in the box, try to refrain from bathing is said box, if you are getting chemical on you, you're doing it wrong...
i have heard of people using bleach, i think the blue stuff is the best, just don't get it on you

It's not the dermal contact, it's breathing around it that's a problem.

So, Caverdan, it's really not going to get too bad without chemicals if 12 people use 2 eco-safe tanks for 6 days, those tanks have water added after being decommissioned, and taken to the Scat Machine?
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Hmm. Wonder if anyone ever used baking soda? Absorb the stink.

That would only be 3 days per tank, could just tell every one that you forgot the blue goo.
Should avoid things like garliky sausage, that shit will make a groover stink!
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use powdered bleach.. sugar coat the chocolate bars. pretty much chemical fume free. used this for 16 people down cat with two boxes. don't pee in the pot, very little stink.

http://www.amazon.com/Chlorine-Bleac...bleach+laundry

Multi year supply, have also found it at wally mart
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Well.....it's hard to have your cake and eat it too.......when it comes to being "chemically sensitive" to stuff. Here"s what I'd do....

Let the group use one of the tanks and you use the other with only water added. Put them next to each other in the groover area and keep your lid on till you use it. Thansfer seats when you have to go and then put it back on the other group tank when you are done. You should be the one to keep it seperate and carry the tank to the groover area when it gets set up by whoever is on groover duty.

If the group fills their tank by the end of the trip......then they get to use your's for the duration. I doubt 11 people on a 6 day trip will fill one box before day 6. Of coarse a lot of that depends on how full of shit your friends are.......and what's on the menu.
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Don't ad vinniger if you experiment with baking soda though.
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Thanks

Thanks. I figure I can't entirely eliminate (sorry) all chemical exposure, just trying to minimize. I think I'll try the dry bleach in a shaker can.

The groover set up belongs to me and my brother and will be on my boat (his kayak just doesn't have the capacity.) So I get to deal with it no matter what.
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I have found that "lime" works good. It can be found at hardware store or garden stores. it comes in fine powder which can be messy but helps with smell!!! Good luck!
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