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Old 10-14-2014, 01:37 PM   #15
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Can you expand on why you will have to sanitize more often if using a Charcoal Filter outside? Not saying you're wrong, just don't understand.
Charcoal removes chlorine. No chlorine in the tank & pipes results in more likely algae/etc growth. Chlorine does dissipate from water after a time, but running chlorinated shore water into the tank and plumbing each time you refill the tank helps to keep the system disinfected.
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Charcoal removes chlorine. No chlorine in the tank & pipes results in more likely algae/etc growth. Chlorine does dissipate from water after a time, but running chlorinated shore water into the tank and plumbing each time you refill the tank helps to keep the system disinfected.

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I use 250 ml of hydrogen peroxide in my 80 gal fresh water tank to disinfect, it dissipates rapidly, 24 hrs. and is tasteless and will not harm you if you do not get carried away.
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I use 250 ml of hydrogen peroxide in my 80 gal fresh water tank to disinfect, it dissipates rapidly, 24 hrs. and is tasteless and will not harm you if you do not get carried away.
The recommended ratio is 1/8 cup/1/2 oz per gallon of water.Using Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) to purify water | Survival Recovery
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I do not understand why people are so defensive about doing something safer!!! Some people will learn the hard way.

Mody n Domy could not agree with you more! I do the same. Thanks
I think that what some may be saying is that while maybe there is some small percentage of increased safety, given that most people don't go to that degree of protection and that there isn't a real rash of reports of people getting sick or dying from CG water, it maybe a bit alarmist. Probably a greater risk of getting hit by a car when you consider the millions who camp every year all over the continent. Not saying that it isn't useful advice to keep in mind but it does seem that we have become paranoid about clean. Got to sterilize, sanitize, pasteurize until nothing lives or moves. In someways that isn't healthy either. Immune systems are kind of funny that way. You have to use them or they get lazy on you.
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I am the the OP sorry I haven't got back sooner to answer your questions we have been on the road. First of all if the information I posted doesn't sound like something you want to do that's your choice. I'm just giving you some information that you may or may not want to use. I just would feel bad if I didn't post some of my thoughts and some one got sick or worse I would feel horrible. I did go to a backflow training school and am certified to inspect backflow preventers. And yes people have died from drinking water out of water lines, is what I told you overkill you decide. As far as hooking up my systems I hook up power first then spray water valve with Clorox clean up on the outside including the handle and on the inside then run water through it for a couple seconds. Then the sewer hose and wash my hands with hot water and soap. I have told many campers about spraying water valves and what I have seen and every one of them have told me thanks and they will be doing that from then on.
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Well, we stopped at a CG owned and operated by the adjacent RV sales business just South of Salt Lake City once. I was standing outside looking around just as a woman walked by with a 3-legged dog (yes, It's true). She stopped while the dog crapped in a vacant site, then moved the dog over to the water faucet, turned it on, and proceeded to hold the dogs butt under the faucet and wash the anus with her hand, touching the faucet all over in the process.
Yes, I spray the follow Mody and Domy's process from that time on.
And no, she did not pickup the droppings either.
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