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Old 04-15-2019, 11:29 AM   #1
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Bleach in fresh water tank

Trailer is sitting while we do repairs.

I thought this would be a good time to sanitize the fresh water tank.
I read 1/4 cup of bleach per 15gallons (my tank is 33)

I was going to add 1/2 cup and fill it with water, But I wasnít sure how long I could leave it for?

It wouldnít be going through any of the pumps just straight into the tank
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Overnight is long enough....but why not run the pump and fill the lines also?.....I know, it's all not hooked up!....lol
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:39 PM   #3
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Overnight is long enough....but why not run the pump and fill the lines also?.....I know, it's all not hooked up!....lol
I can fill the lines manually because theyíre sitting in my garage lol
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Part of the purpose for sanitizing is to get the solution into the lines and fixtures as well as the tank. Otherwise any bacteria or mildew in the lines will still be there no matter how long the bleach is in the tank.

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1/4 cup per 15 gal of water leave for at least 4 hours
1/2 cup per 15 gal of water leave for at least 1 hour

Leaving bleach in for longer is ok.
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:32 PM   #6
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Make sure sure you fill the tank and let the bleach touch all surfaces including upper (bottom of top). Drive around and let it slosh and then let it sit over night.
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I can fill the lines manually because theyíre sitting in my garage lol
If I'm reading correctly you have your system torn apart and considering just sanitizing the tank.
This doesn't take that long - O'nite a good practice but 4 hrs as mentioned will do it.
Why not wait until it's all back together and do the complete system?
If you don't do it all you run the risk of cross contamination and it's a lot easier to just fill the tank and open each faucet / line to do it all at once.
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I don't drink water from my fresh water tank, so i put 2-4 oz/100 gal every time I fill up, to sanitizing continuously.
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