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Old 02-24-2022, 09:10 AM   #1
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Treating My Lines???

Hello all. I have a 2015 Jayco Greyhawk 31FS. I had a problem with a slow leak in one of my fresh water plumbing connections which caused a soft spot on my floor next to my sink and in front of the refrigerator. To make a long story short I brought it in and payed a nice penny to fix the problem and replace the flooring in my rig. Upon pick up the RV tech said that i have a lot of build up inside my fresh water lines that I need to treat or it will continue to get worse. Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? He told me that I should do something to treat the lines and reduce/prevent the buildup that he was referring to. Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Has anyone ever had to deal with a similar situation? Any advice is welcome. Happy camping all.
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Old 02-24-2022, 11:27 AM   #2
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Before RV experts chime in here, I just wanted to mention this:

My wife is a dentist and operates her own practice. The fresh water lines to the "squirty thing" that they spray air and water into your mouth during procedures - we are required to periodically chemically treat the water lines because "bio-film" builds up in the lines.

I thought it was all over-cautiousness, until the first time we did it, and all sorts of slimy film purged from the fresh water lines in the treatment rooms. No joke.
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Old 02-24-2022, 11:55 AM   #3
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Definitely happens, buildup of scum. I'd expect the periodic chlorine flush (sanitizing lines) would take care of that though and eat it up, wash out.
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Before RV experts chime in here, I just wanted to mention this:

My wife is a dentist and operates her own practice. The fresh water lines to the "squirty thing" that they spray air and water into your mouth during procedures - we are required to periodically chemically treat the water lines because "bio-film" builds up in the lines.

I thought it was all over-cautiousness, until the first time we did it, and all sorts of slimy film purged from the fresh water lines in the treatment rooms. No joke.
I experienced the same thing with my Hot Tub - The "Bio Film" that came out after our first deep clean was scary!!!
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What did you use for the hot tub deep clean?
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Yeeeuuuk! And we are drinking this bio film? Seems we are safer drinking beer.
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What did you use for the hot tub deep clean?
This stuff - https://www.amazon.com/Ahh-Some-Jett...ps%2C46&sr=8-3

Its expensive but 1 teaspoon in the tub, run for 30 minutes and the "stuff" you see coming out will disgust you...
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Sanitize your lines with diluted bleach (WH/tanks bypassed), then flush with fresh filtered water. Filtering your water BEFORE it enters the RV can help slow biofilm from developing. But it's still a good practice to sanitize your lines at least yearly.
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Does anyone have a video that they could post to show how it is done?
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