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Old 08-16-2015, 07:29 AM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank

Hi we have been having issues with our fresh water tank - as in having bits of crud coming thru taps and drain. It looks like mold to me, however I have to admit we have owned our 5th wheel for 4 years and haven't sanitized the tank. Yes, I know, and we will, but do you think this will remove the crud? I believe it has been hampering the flow of water to the taps as I can hear the water pump working, but get a lot of air. Have had this checked out but everything there is okay. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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How does it look when on city water--crud or no crud? If no crud, then the problem is from the pump discharge back to the tank. Is the strainer on the pump clean--because if it is, the crud is coming from somewhere else.
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When was the last time you flushed out the water heater or replaced the anode if you have a suburban water heater?
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When was the last time you flushed out the water heater or replaced the anode if you have a suburban water heater?
X2 on the anode rod in a Suburban Water Heater. You have to stay on top to those and change them regularly. I prefer to use magnesium or zinc rods instead of aluminum.
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Sorry, have been in places with no internet access. No we have not checked the pump and no it has not occured when hooked up to city water. We did however, do our best to flush out the system when we had city hookup. (pouring in water and letting it drain at the same time) We hoped that this turbulence would flush things out. Over the last week with a full tank of water we had encountered no issues. We will flush the system again and see what if anything happens. Thank you VERY much for your input and suggestions.
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