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Microphor Microflush LF-210 toilet smell
#1
I've read the posts regarding the Microflush toilets and haven't seen this issue addressed.  My other half keeps complaining of toilet smells coming from the water closet (toilet room), whether or not it's been recently used (I have a bad sniffer, so I don't necessarily notice the smell).  After reading said posts and scanning the owner's manual, I don't see how smells from the holding tank can work their way into the bathroom, expecially when the toilet hasn't been recently used.  We keep everything very clean, including frequent flushing of the holding tank. 

Any ideas/suggestions??? 


Bryan
Bryan & Matt
Ionia, MI
2001 Newell #599
1983 Apollo Sceptre 35' DP
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#2
Bryan,

My toilet is in middle of coach and the waste tank is directly under the toilet. The pipe from the toilet goes essentially vertically into the top of the tank. In my case the seal between that pipe and the tank was not airtight. The square tanks that were used on our vintage coaches seem to sag in the middle of the top and this pulls the tank away from the pipe. It seemed that I always had a bit of a smell. A little clear silicone around the pipe did the trick for me.

bill
Bill Johnson
2003 Newell #653 Quad Slide Cat C-12 engine with Motorcycle lift 
2011 Jeep Wrangler, 2018 BMW 1200GS Adventure Motorcycle
Auburn, Alabama
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#3
(11-27-2017, 08:15 AM)bikestuff Wrote: Bryan,

My toilet is in middle of coach and the waste tank is directly under the toilet.  The pipe from the toilet goes essentially vertically into the top of the tank.  In my case the seal between that pipe and the tank was not airtight.  The square tanks that were used on our vintage coaches seem to sag in the middle of the top and this pulls the tank away from the pipe.  It seemed that I always had a bit of a smell.  A little clear silicone around the pipe did the trick for me.

bill

Bill, 

My toilet is also in the middle of the coach, sounds like the same exact orientation/setup.  I'll check that seal yet today, thanks for the tip!

Bryan
Bryan & Matt
Ionia, MI
2001 Newell #599
1983 Apollo Sceptre 35' DP
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(11-27-2017, 08:15 AM)bikestuff Wrote: Bryan,

My toilet is in middle of coach and the waste tank is directly under the toilet.  The pipe from the toilet goes essentially vertically into the top of the tank.  In my case the seal between that pipe and the tank was not airtight.  The square tanks that were used on our vintage coaches seem to sag in the middle of the top and this pulls the tank away from the pipe.  It seemed that I always had a bit of a smell.  A little clear silicone around the pipe did the trick for me.

bill

Bill,

So I've looked atop of my holding tank, and ALL of the pipes that are supposed to be attached to the top are loose.  I suspect this very well may be my problem.  Thanks for the direction. 

Bryan
Bryan & Matt
Ionia, MI
2001 Newell #599
1983 Apollo Sceptre 35' DP
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#5
Bryan,

I also chased this demon. Two things helped. The installation of the rotating wind vane vent caps on both roof vents. And once a month I flush a cup of clorox and cup of pinesol into each toilet. I don't let it sit in the bowl, cause the clorox would eat the seal, but I flush immediately into the waste tank. This made a huge difference for us. My theory is the little holding tank in the microphor was the culprit and it needed some anti stink attention.
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Rhonda's FB (Rhonda Duggan Entrekin)
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#6
I have found that the shower drain trap will dry out letting fumes in. At times even after recent usage I think the vents cause a vacuum in the tank that pulls the water in the trap out enough to let it "pass gas". Try one cup of water down the shower drain of find a rubber stop that will lay over the drain to seal it.
1993 Newell 45' 8V92,towing an Imperial open trailer. FMCA#232958 '67 Airstream Overlander 27' '67GTO,'76TransAm,'52Chevy panel, 2000 Corvette "Lingenfelter"modified, '13 Grand Cherokee.
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#7
We have used holding tank deodorizer from Camping World or Walmart with pretty good luck. Our coach also has an "odor control" system in the black tank. I have thought this to be redundant though. After all, everyone knows " if you have a Newell, your poop doesn't stink!"
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