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Old 06-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #15
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My question is what color duct tape are you getting for the smashed corner--is the glass shop providing the tape??
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My question is what color duct tape are you getting for the smashed corner--is the glass shop providing the tape??
LOL, that would be the Forest Green and yes, they are providing it. Waiting for a break in our weather cause I'm now convinced it must be a Sun Spot causing all this negative atmosphere.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:15 PM   #17
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My attack of the smellies was solved the way cb1000 and GaryKD described .Drained tank,used bleach solution to sanitize when refilling ..
easy and quick
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Agree Sunday I put bleach in holding tank ran pump to get it in the heater and lines went to church came home ran all the water thru the system and all is good
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Agree Sunday I put bleach in holding tank ran pump to get it in the heater and lines went to church came home ran all the water thru the system and all is good
I had that once too, did the same thing as Whem2fish. No more stink. I read somewhere you should try to do this around once a month or so (the bleach thing) especially if you are a part timer like me. So I had been doing that on mine. Anyone else hear that or do the same thing?

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Old 06-12-2013, 12:21 PM   #20
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I had that once too, did the same thing as Whem2fish. No more stink. I read somewhere you should try to do this around once a month or so (the bleach thing) especially if you are a part timer like me. So I had been doing that on mine. Anyone else hear that or do the same thing?

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We sanitize ours with bleach,(1/4 c per 15 gal of water, let sit for 4-5 hrs then drain an fill with fresh H2O) at the beginning of camping season and sometimes again about mid/three quarters of the way through. CG's with well water can be especially troublesome if the water is left in your tanks,(wh & fresh) very long. We also do the generic white vinegar treatment,(1gal per 15 gal of water, let sit 4-6 hrs and flush/refill with fresh water), twice yearly also. Keeps the calcium/lime deposits down allowing for a better water flow. We also use this handy little tool http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...k-rinser/49070 each time to flush our wh after the vinegar treatment. Spending a little preventive maintenance time with your unit will reduce the chances of problems later. Additionally, we replace the anode,(cheap insurance), in our Suburban wh annually as most show noticeable wear if you do any appreciable amount of camping. Atwood wh's "do not" require or "need" an rod.
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Did the Bleach treatment today and low and behold, No More Stink. Thank you everyone for your input. I was beginning to think I had really screwed up. From now on I will be sure to drain or flush the system when I get home so I don't have stale water in the tank.
Thanks again to everyone for your help. The forum is the best!!!
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We also use this handy little tool Water Heater Tank Rinser - Camco RV 11691 - Water Heaters - Camping World each time to flush our wh after the vinegar treatment.

Thanks!! Yep I do have that same tool!! they work great!!

Dennis glad to hear you got the stink out!!! Thats a nasty smell

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I know it's an old thread but it has good troubleshooting info.

I came online tonight searching for information on the smelly water heater deal. I thought at first it was the cold water and let it run for a while until the smell went away but this afternoon when taking a shower noticed it was coming from the hot water. I'll have to confirm it's not both.

A few months ago I did the water heater lime cleaning bit with vinegar and the cleaning wand and got lots of that white scale out of it. Since I'm using well water and will be until August when I move the motor home to a new place with city water I guess I'm on my way to Walmart to buy a gallon of clorox in a few hours.

Thanks for the great advice here as usual !!
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Just dump a pint of Hydrogen Peroxide in and run all the faucets to flush the lines.
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Brand new New Mar Bay Star 2903 with smell in hot water side. Why, no anode and new First time out
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