Does NoFlex really work?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MonacoMike, Jul 20, 2020.

  1. Shoyrtt

    Shoyrtt Alamitos to Avalon SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 16, 2020
    Redlands, CA
    1999 450 Express Bridge, 9’ Achilles dinghy w/15hp Suzuki EFI
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    Fixed it for you. I'm making a trip to the boat tonight to get a tablet in the sump. :)
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  2. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
    Just glad I picked up the one you guys have been using.
     
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  3. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 9, 2006
    Virginia, USA
    2001 Sea Ray 380DA
    3126 purring CATs
    Bump

    Would like to hear from those who started using NoFlex for the 1st time after reading this thread..results, opinions, thoughts?
     
  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Noflex is a no brainer…… carters poopy powder is the same and a lot cheaper. I have used cpp now two years….. excellent results…. Do it
     
  5. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    Yes it does work and there is a cheaper way to make it.

    Post #10 (This thread) or there about's. On my 2nd year of making it. Works great as everyone states.
     
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  6. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
    Ditched my oxicleab and made a batch a few weeks ago. First pump out since using it is tomorrow...
     
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  7. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Good call…. Hope it works for you give it a bit of time…. 3 4 weeks
     
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  8. Tripsdad

    Tripsdad Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    462
    Sep 27, 2019
    Long Island, NY
    2006 360 Sundancer
    T 8.1L Horizons
    Two seasons with Noflex, switched to Carters Poopy Powder this season and working just as well. Clean, almost clear pump outs and absolutely no odors! I also use it in my shower sump to keep it clear as well.
     
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  9. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    I started to use at the end of the season last year.

    I'm hit or miss getting to the boat every week but after I dose it when I first get to the boat everything is smell free for days. I'm surprised that during pump out it really has no or very little odor.
     
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  10. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy w/15hp
    3126 Cat's
    I'm repeating myself now, but for the newbies here goes... I bought the boat 15 years ago, the PO had just done all of the duckbill valves, the aft head was rock solid (no cycling) but the master head would cycle every 1-2 hours. It reached the point where I would just turn it off at night when we went to bed. I started using NoFlex and at the end of the season, I turned the head system off, added a bunch of water to the bowl with NoFlex, flushed the toilet, and let the mix sit in the system all winter, come spring there was no more cycling. The duckbills are 15 years old now without an issue. And last year I started making CPP and saved a ton of money.
     
  11. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Darn, I should have patented it!!

    Its working for me - no odors, but my empty light is now stuck on. Before I pull out the sensors, I'm going to do the miserable "crawl" behind the generator to tap the sensors with my phenolic hammer...Just need Susan to pull on my legs so I can get back out!!
     
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  12. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 DB, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Garmin 8600/Garmin 1222 plus
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Can’t sing the praises of noflex any louder the stuff just works. We clean the heads before we head home every weekend. The admiral noticed that leaving water in the toilet bowl for a week would leave a nasty film and the water would get cloudy and dank. I tested leaving a drop of noflex in the bowl for the week until we return. This weekend on arrival the bowl water was crystal clear and looked as clean as we left it. So going to have to make the poopy powder as it’s going to get costly as I find more ways to use.

    My only complaint is that the granules tend to get hung up in the duckbills when I flush it. Recently started adding via the pump out port. Anyone else do this?
     
  13. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    i like the idea of treating the water in the bowl with a pinch. I’m usually at the boat everyday but when I know we won’t be there I’ll be doing this, I’ve also noticed the nasty film after 3-4 days
     
  14. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    8.2 Mercs
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    260hp Alpha 1
    Curious why just those that started after this thread?
     
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  15. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    NY (Lake Erie)
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Generator, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA M-3
    Mine only cycles one time because of granules in the duck bills, then it’s fine. If you put it in at the deck plate it doesn’t get to do it’s work on the hoses, duck bills, vacuum tank, etc.
     
  16. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 9, 2006
    Virginia, USA
    2001 Sea Ray 380DA
    3126 purring CATs
    "those who started using NoFlex for the 1st time"

    I want to hear if they stuck with it and were happy. It's obvious what the long timers think ;)
     
  17. searay495

    searay495 Active Member

    582
    May 26, 2008
    Long Island Sound
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge
    Twin Cummins CTA 8.3m
    480 HP
    Would also like to hear if people are still using oxyclean.
     
  18. mrsrobinson

    mrsrobinson Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 9, 2006
    Virginia, USA
    2001 Sea Ray 380DA
    3126 purring CATs
    My boat does not have a smell issue, nor have any of my prior boats, so I am cautious to change the routine I follow. I do like hearing it cleans up the tank such that the monitor starts working though.
     
  19. Soulshine

    Soulshine Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2016
    Seneca Lake, NY
    '83 SRV 360 Express
    Twin Merc. 454
    I tried it and bailed but am giving it another go this season.

    One my supply is exhausted I'll make my own provided I see the results that the beleivers have.
     
  20. bbwhitejr

    bbwhitejr Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 14, 2013
    Lake Lanier GA
    2003 420DA, 6CTAs
    NA
    Agree. It has cleaned up hoses and everything in between the toilet and the tank in my last two boats...

    Bennett
     

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