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Old 10-04-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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My old coach had an exterior fill for the fresh water tank. I could put the solution in there. My current coach doesn't have one. How would I get the bleach solution into the tank?
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My old coach had an exterior fill for the fresh water tank. I could put the solution in there. My current coach doesn't have one. How would I get the bleach solution into the tank?
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:48 AM   #3
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just thinking out of the box here;
you could put something in line, like a filter housing or a fertilizer feeding unit (some have threads on both ends, check out home depot,lowes etc). I remember my miracle grow feeder had one, but the one I have now from ortho does not.

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Old 10-04-2007, 10:59 AM   #4
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1. Hook the hose to your water inlet.
2. Pour the bleach into the hose.
3. Hook the hose to the water supply.
4. turn on the faucet.
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This one is easy....

If you have a whole style filter, remove the filter, pour the bleach into the filter housing, reattach the filter housing, open the fresh water tank valve and turn on the water.

No filter - no problem... Just empty the water hose, use a funnel to pour the bleach in the hose, hook up the hose, open the fresh water tank valve and turn on the water.

I let the full water tank set for 24 hours and then drain.

If I am sanitizing the whole system, I run the pump till I get bleach water at all taps and let set for 24 hours. NOTE - this takes a bit for the hot water side as you have to fill the hot water tank. After 24 hours, drain the fresh water tank and the hot water heater, refill the hot water heater and flush the lines.
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Thanks folks. Great solutions. I do have the whole house filter. I can pre-measure the bleach, put in the housing, and off I go until the tank is near full.

Then run until there is bleach at the taps and let set for 24 hours.
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If the bleach is poured into the filter bottle, is this not by-passing the fresh water tank?
I tried pouring a bleach water mixture into the end of my garden hose but had a tough time.

I wonder if its ok to pour undiluted bleach into the hose.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">If the bleach is poured into the filter bottle, is this not by-passing the fresh water tank? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is assumed that you have a fresh water tank fill valve from the city water hookup. It is also assumed that the water filter "filters" the water before it goes to any part of the coach.
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Not so sure adding bleach to the filter housing will work, at least not in my coach. I'm pretty sure my filter is piped in after the fresh water tank. At least I hope it is. That way if any sediment forms in my tank, it will be filtered out before it goes into the piping. I like Jerry's idea of putting the bleach in the hose if you don't have an exterior fresh water fill, except I think a step is missing. After you hook up to the water supply, you need to flip the valve to the "Tank Fill" position.
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I think we're talking about an outside filter that attaches between your water hose and the source faucet, not the filter that is inside your coach! We just use a funnel and pour it into the fresh water tank, but we have two ways of getting the water into the tank which helps.
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This might not be the best, but I pour a cup of bleach in the water hose then hook it up and run it in filling the water tank then flush it.
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Use a cooking type turkey baster. Mark the clear shaft of the baster with a magic marker at the point where the correct amount of bleach is needed to treat the full tank of water. Just fill the baster to the fill line an squirt the bleach into the fresh water hose and connect to the faucet. This will clean the hose and the tank at the same time. Easy and no bleach on your hands or pants. Flush out the baster with fresh water an store it in your water compartment.
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