I got my outhouse pumped out last year and have used it very little since. However, it's starting to get a pretty sour smell, especially during these stagnate and warm days. I have tried the RV holding tank chemicals and they barely work if at all. I would like to try lime. How much lime should I put in it for the first time and then how much afterwards (I was thinking a scoop per poop)? The tank is 1,000 gallons and primarily used for #2s except when the ladies are up.
I just put 1000 gallon tank in this summer what amount of water would you recommend I start with.only has been used a few times and have been using lime and no odor yet.bleach was also recommended. I probably won't be around to ever have it pumped out.
lime is used in horse stalls and dairy and beef farms as a cover for the smell. it breaks down not get hard. i deal with lime everyday at work
Back in the days of outhouses, we were dealing with a dug hole. We limed the debris. When the hole was filed, we dug a new hole and moved the outhouse.
The tanks used today are a different deal. Placing lime alone into it is fine if you plan on shoveling it out someday. Water, plus an added chemical if needed and periodic pumping is the way these holding tank systems should be maintained.