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Old 08-27-2017, 11:18 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank Purification

it's hiding somewhere in this forum - wanting to flush/purify fresh water system. What is bleach ratio to fill and flush system? Have not used storage tank yet.
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Old 08-27-2017, 11:40 PM   #2
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1/4 cup bleach per each 15 gallons of fresh water
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thanks for the ratio
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Old 08-28-2017, 11:28 AM   #4
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I put in about a cup for a full tank of 66 gallons. Drive it a little to mix it all up and let it sit for about 24 hours. Then I filled and flushed it twice.
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Old 08-28-2017, 05:14 PM   #5
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Make sure you run it through all the water lines, hot and cold including the outside shower and washer connections - these are often missed and will cause stagnant water taste (bugs). Include the hot water heater in the process - drain it then let the water pump fill it with the chlorinated water, then include draining/flushing it when you clear out the chlorinated water. The hot water temp isn't high enough to kill anything that grows in there.
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Old 08-31-2017, 12:46 AM   #6
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Go to a spa/pool supply store and gets some chlorine granules. I use the 97% dichlor and a half-teaspoon easily sanitizes my tank. Much, much , much easier to get into the tank too! Just pour it into the filler hose and turn on the water. I will NEVER use bleach again!
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Old 08-31-2017, 09:12 AM   #7
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*2 on the Dichlor
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Go to a spa/pool supply store and gets some chlorine granules. I use the 97% dichlor and a half-teaspoon easily sanitizes my tank. Much, much , much easier to get into the tank too! Just pour it into the filler hose and turn on the water. I will NEVER use bleach again!
Same here.
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:05 PM   #9
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can the Dichlor be smelled coming out the faucets?
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Old 09-01-2017, 12:58 PM   #10
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Dichlor is chlorine. When mixed, just like household bleach, it smells like chlorine. After flushing though, no such smell remains. It is simply a concentrated, powdered form of chlorine.
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