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Old 02-26-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Sanitizing ?

newbie question - sorry - When i sanitize the fresh water system (fresh tank and lines) using the water pump, will the water heater tank be sanitized as well while doing so or is it another process? Sorry and thanks...
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:45 PM   #2
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Yes, as with the city water hookup just open up a hot water faucet while the pump is running to purge the air from the tank allowing it to fill with water.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:55 PM   #3
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If you have your water heater bi-passed, you need to undo the bi-pass and then run water through all of your water lines. Hot and cold, inside, outside, toilet. If any part of the water system is not sanitized bacteria can grow and spread. You do it all at one time.
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I just add a cup of bleach to a tank of fresh water, run the faucets until you smell bleach. Let it sit 24 hours in the lines, tank and water heater then flush out with more fresh water.
We do not drink out of the fresh water tank. We use the fresh tank for toilet, bathing and washing dishes. We bring our own drinking water.
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I just add a cup of bleach to a tank of fresh water, run the faucets until you smell bleach. Let it sit 24 hours in the lines, tank and water heater then flush out with more fresh water.
We do not drink out of the fresh water tank. We use the fresh tank for toilet, bathing and washing dishes. We bring our own drinking water.


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Mine is soaking in bleach treated water as I type this.
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I just add a cup of bleach to a tank of fresh water, run the faucets until you smell bleach. Let it sit 24 hours in the lines, tank and water heater then flush out with more fresh water.
We do not drink out of the fresh water tank. We use the fresh tank for toilet, bathing and washing dishes. We bring our own drinking water.
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I just add a cup of bleach to a tank of fresh water, run the faucets until you smell bleach. Let it sit 24 hours in the lines, tank and water heater then flush out with more fresh water.
We do not drink out of the fresh water tank. We use the fresh tank for toilet, bathing and washing dishes. We bring our own drinking water.
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Once a year I will add 1 ounce of bleach per 10 gallons of water. Let it fill the lines with the water heater bypassed. Let it set for 24 hours. Drain the system. Fill and drain the tanks 3 times. Until all traces of the bleach is gone.

Unlike most others I do use the fresh water tank just as I would the water at home. However, I do fill the tank via a filter. That particulant stuff that collects on your shower head at home can give RV valves a problem. Especially the toilet.
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