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Old 08-20-2013, 11:28 AM   #29
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If uve seen or smelled the stuff coming from our faucets i guarantee u wouldn't drink it. And im not sold that the antifreeze is that safe even after rinsing. Maybe ig my rig was brand new id drink from a filtered fridge unit.... maybe
That is really terrible. Do you then take a water container like from FleetFarm? We also take a 7 gal container filled with home water too. I needed to use it up there, I don't know how they do it.
I think I ran water thru my system a few times maybe 3 this spring not sure if I drank any after that but I could not smell it while drinking. I hope you can find a solution to the water smell.
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That is really terrible. Do you then take a water container like from FleetFarm? We also take a 7 gal container filled with home water too. I needed to use it up there, I don't know how they do it.
I think I ran water thru my system a few times maybe 3 this spring not sure if I drank any after that but I could not smell it while drinking. I hope you can find a solution to the water smell.
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Old 08-20-2013, 05:35 PM   #31
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Once you sanitize your system you should be good to go! I have a filter that filters any external water entering our system. We also have the everpure filter that filters the water we use for drinks---(scotch&water or?) , coffee, and ice. That is a separate faucet that was mounted next to the hot and cold faucets by Winnebago. We do like bottled water, nice to grab a cold drink of water from the fridge! I have also found that using the external filter it keeps the screens on the faucets from getting clogged.
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Here is some information on how much bleach and sanitizing your water system.
Plumbing pipes,HWH and fresh water tanks I have two.
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Here is some information on how much bleach and sanitizing your water system.
Plumbing pipes,HWH and fresh water tanks I have two.
Thanks for the info! Its gonna be a little tricky getting the water into the tank but ill just use an old aquarium water pump amd pump out of the 5 gal bucket into the tank fill. I believe the fresh tank is in decent shape as there isn't really a smell with cold water but I know that hotwater heater is naaaaassstttyyyyy.
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Thanks for the info! Its gonna be a little tricky getting the water into the tank but ill just use an old aquarium water pump amd pump out of the 5 gal bucket into the tank fill. I believe the fresh tank is in decent shape as there isn't really a smell with cold water but I know that hotwater heater is naaaaassstttyyyyy.
Using an 'old aquarium water pump' sort of defeats the whole sanitizing idea doesn't it? To get bleach in the tank if you only have a hose connection is to fill the hose with bleach before hooking up to the faucet. Start with the hose empty, connect hose to RV and hold other end up higher than fill and pour solution directly into the hose.
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If uve seen or smelled the stuff coming from our faucets i guarantee u wouldn't drink it. And im not sold that the antifreeze is that safe even after rinsing. Maybe ig my rig was brand new id drink from a filtered fridge unit.... maybe
I wonder if you couldn't place the bucket on top of a ladder and fill the tank that way? Kind of like taken gas out of the car... I didn't say that..
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Using an 'old aquarium water pump' sort of defeats the whole sanitizing idea doesn't it? To get bleach in the tank if you only have a hose connection is to fill the hose with bleach before hooking up to the faucet. Start with the hose empty, connect hose to RV and hold other end up higher than fill and pour solution directly into the hose.
Saltwater aquarium pumps are cleaner and not as nasty as freshwater. Also I vinegar and bleach bathe mine
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If you have city water hose connection you can put the bleach in empty water hose than run your water into the fresh water tank and pump through system with on board water pump that way everything gets cleaned.
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I drain my tank at the end of the season. One year I left the bottom drain (anode/pressure valve) out through the winter. That summer on our first outing we had a bad odor as well. I flushed it with the before mentioned Clorox solution, and out came what appeared to me to be lots and lots of cobb webs etc. It worked, bad smell gone.
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Thanks all. Im hoping that a good flush this spring will clean it out. I bought a new anode rod so that may help with corrosion and sediment
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If the water initially was not chlorinated it will only last 30 days max without going bad. The bad smell is just bacteria growing in the water. I always drain my hot water tank when in storage. I flush and drain the HW tank with hose nozzle before every use. Yes get an anode to lessen corrosion.
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If the water initially was not chlorinated it will only last 30 days max without going bad. The bad smell is just bacteria growing in the water. I always drain my hot water tank when in storage. I flush and drain the HW tank with hose nozzle before every use. Yes get an anode to lessen corrosion.
I need to be careful, the threads of the drain are barely visible. I dont wanna ruin the hw by stripping the plug
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Smile Hot water stinks

Bleach helps and is part of our routine maintenance on large boats. But we have also discovered that adding a tablet of denture cleaners each time you fill tank keeps water nice and fresh.
The cause of it I believe is an indication
n that you need to change the anode in the water heater itself. I don't think people realize that they wear down.
We did that. Not a difficult job and no smell since.
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