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Old 07-03-2009, 04:46 AM   #1
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Cleaning Fresh Water Tank

I wanted to disinfect our fresh water tank.
What is the bleach to water ratio and what do you use to get that solution into the tank.

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Old 07-03-2009, 05:32 AM   #2
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I think I've been using 1 1/4 cup in the 2005, I'll have to check for this one. I used a soft drink bottle with a top that fit into the filler neck and had part of the side removed. I haven't looked at what to do on this one, haven't had it long [about 2 weeks].
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Old 07-03-2009, 06:25 AM   #3
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This link has the procedure we use: http://rvbasics.com/techtips/sanitiz...er-system.html. Hope it helps,
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http://rvbasics.com/techtips/sanitiz...er-system.html

edit: No period at end. Wondered why it wouldn't go there.
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:23 AM   #5
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Thank you, that's the information I was looking for.
As always, MOC to the rescue.

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Old 07-03-2009, 08:28 AM   #6
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I used a 500 ml bottle of beach added as I was filling the fresh water tank to ensure it was mixed well. I then ran each and every tap until I could smell the beach in the running water. I also flushed the toliet a couple of times to ensure those lines were treated well.
I left this sit over night, then drained system, flushed with new fresh water with two additional refills on fresh water tank. Worked well as the bleach/chlorine smell was at the taps for a day or after. Ellis
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:19 AM   #7
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8e3k0's procedure works for the hot water, too.

I had this happen to me once. The hot water heater gets a condition called "sulphur water", where running the hot water gets a kind of sulphur smelling stink to it. It was explained to me that there is nothing bad about it and there's a particular natural bacteria that causes it, but it STILL STINKS and I don't want to use it in that condition. In my case I had to fill the fresh water with 5 gallons of water to about 3/4 cup of bleach, then run the hot water until I could smell bleach at all hot water taps. Let sit for a few hours, then drain the fresh, refill completely flush everything until you smell no more chlorine. That's a lot of water, but it works. I have not had a problem since.

This took me pretty much all day, but we were at the CG, hooked up and finished everthing A-OK.

This may have been caused by an old water filter, or bad luck, but since then I am religious about changing them out and using a filter EVERY TIME. I also relieve the hot water tank pressure when I return home.
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