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Old 03-04-2007, 02:32 AM   #1
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I need some input from my IRV2 friends and others. Next week I will be sanitizing the water system using a bleach & water concentration. I am not doing this at my home water source so here are my concerns, process and questions:

My MH is in a heated warehouse building with accesss to a well water source. I have been told that the well water is fine, just very hard. When dewinterizing, I usually remove the whole coach filter and just use a sediment canister filter at the water source to remove minerals and sediment.

I add a concentration of bleach and water to the fresh water tank using the winterizing tube/valves and then fill the tank not using he whole coach filter. When the fresh holding tank is full, I then run the water/bleach mixutre through the coach plumbing system and let it sit for 4 to 24 hours. I will usually add a little bleach to the hose and filter canister to get bleach /water mixuture to touch all plumbing between the hose connection and the water pump.

Should I use the whole house cannister filter in addition to the sediment filter when filling up the water tank with the bleach / water concentration since my water source is well water?

After I fill the fresh water tank, I could remove the whole house canister filter and supplement the plumbing with more bleach and water between hose and the water pump?

We usually do not drink the water from the holding tank, although we do cook with it and use the ice (filtered at the ice maker).

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you.
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:32 AM   #2
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I need some input from my IRV2 friends and others. Next week I will be sanitizing the water system using a bleach & water concentration. I am not doing this at my home water source so here are my concerns, process and questions:

My MH is in a heated warehouse building with accesss to a well water source. I have been told that the well water is fine, just very hard. When dewinterizing, I usually remove the whole coach filter and just use a sediment canister filter at the water source to remove minerals and sediment.

I add a concentration of bleach and water to the fresh water tank using the winterizing tube/valves and then fill the tank not using he whole coach filter. When the fresh holding tank is full, I then run the water/bleach mixutre through the coach plumbing system and let it sit for 4 to 24 hours. I will usually add a little bleach to the hose and filter canister to get bleach /water mixuture to touch all plumbing between the hose connection and the water pump.

Should I use the whole house cannister filter in addition to the sediment filter when filling up the water tank with the bleach / water concentration since my water source is well water?

After I fill the fresh water tank, I could remove the whole house canister filter and supplement the plumbing with more bleach and water between hose and the water pump?

We usually do not drink the water from the holding tank, although we do cook with it and use the ice (filtered at the ice maker).

Please let me know your thoughts.

Thank you.
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:55 AM   #3
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Jerry everything you have said sounds good to me just leave WH filter out and I put the bleach thru my empty water hose and fill fresh water tank then as you thru water system.
Keep your Hot Water bypass closed so bleach stays out of HW tank. You could drive coach to splash water around tank than rinse well.
I also drain some of mix thru ice maker line, disconnect from valve. I installed filter for ice maker that I replace every spring.
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:47 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by "007":
Keep your Hot Water bypass closed so bleach stays out of HW tank.) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why ?
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The reason I mentioned to bypass the HW tank is that when I add deluted bleach to my water bay for cleaning fittings and quick release fittings the bleach will turn the brass fittings green with envy.
WELL I will stand corrected about putting bleach solution thru water heater and let stand.
That is what you would do if you had a smelly rotten egg odor, or "sulphur water" its not harmful, only unpleasant to smell. The solution to eliminate is a heavily chlorination of the water system. Add about six (6) ounces of liquid bleach to each 10 gallons in the water tank. Than run thru system opening each faucet one at a time until you smell the chlorine. Let the RV set for a few days, than flush the system.
So you should feed the chlorine into water heater if you have had the sulphur problem or just want to completely sanitize your water system.
You can remove the anode rod and place a plastic plug. I replace the rod every spring its in bad shape in the fall.
"ecker" is correct no problem bleaching out your HW tank.
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Do you have to remove the rod in the hot water heater if you heavly add bleach to the water?
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