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Old 07-11-2019, 07:22 AM   #11
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Fill your freshwater tank adding 1/4-3/4 cups of bleach to every gallon of water you add.
Isn't that ratio a little high? On a 40 gallon tank at 1/4 cup of bleach per gallon that would be a little over a half gallon of bleach, I think. I add a cup and a half of bleach to my 80 gallon [twin 40's] tanks to properly sanitize. 1/4 cup per 15 gallons.


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Old 07-11-2019, 08:32 AM   #12
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Isn't that ratio a little high? On a 40 gallon tank at 1/4 cup of bleach per gallon that would be a little over a half gallon of bleach, I think. I add a cup and a half of bleach to my 80 gallon [twin 40's] tanks to properly sanitize. 1/4 cup per 15 gallons.


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Going by the tables I have read online, no. I guess if you take sanitation vs. disinfection, yes. Not sure which is the better route but I err on the side of caution as I use a lot of well water. Let’s see who chimes in and compare, maybe I’m over killing it.
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In your owners manual, there is a section on sanitizing. I do not recall the exact ration, but it is closer to 1/4 cup for every 10 gallons of water in the tank. Pump the water through all lines until you smell the bleach solution. Let is sit 4 hours before flushing. They also state you can double the amount of bleach for a faster sanitization. I did that once and never again! Or you are there all day flushing the lines to get the taste out of the system.

They say not to sanitize the water heater, I do. But I also flip two of the bypass valves, drain the tank, and flush it with only the top port and drain open. Filling from the output (top) port splashes water into the tank and stirs up an crude, and flushes it out the drain. Then I flush the rest of the system with the WH tank bypassed.

FYI, I let the bleach solution sit overnight.
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Isn't that ratio a little high? (snip) 1/4 cup per 15 gallons.
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^^^ This is what I have read and do.
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We don't leave water in the tank between trips.

We drink bottled water. We'll use the water from the tank to brush out teeth.

When we're at a campground, we fill the tank rather than hook up to their system. Less chance of a leak in our plumbing if it's never subjected to high pressure. We use the onboard 12v pump, exclusively, and turn it off when we're away.

We filter incoming water with a simple Camco filter.
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Thank you for all the replys
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Looks like you've gotten plenty of sanitizing replies, so I will just say welcome and enjoy your new Jay Flight!
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