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Old 04-30-2014, 08:40 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Ray,IN View Post
Clay posted the facts about bleach. Those reasons are why I use Sodium Dichlor dry crystal, chlorine. I repackage it in an air-tight plastic bottle to carry in the RV. One teaspoon in 100G water makes a sanitizing mixture for the entire Rv plumbing system. 1/2 tsp in 100G water insures unknown water quality is safe to drink. I bought 1lb of Sodium Dichlor about 5 years ago and still have over half. It is available from swimming pool supply stores. Get an MSDS when buying, read it, and follow recommended precautions. This pdf helps with calculations for using either household bleach or Sodium Dichlor.

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Old 04-30-2014, 10:03 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Fredlef View Post
I see a lot of posts about the water/plumbing system where people say that they just use the tank water for flushing, washing and use bottled water for cooking and drinking. Just wanted to solicit opinions on this. When I had my boat I did it this way but I didn't overnight on my boat - although I could have. We are going to FT and my plan has been to use the tank water for everything. Curious about what most people do.

We don't use bottled water at home, so we don't use it in the MH, however we use a Brita pitcher for coffee water. If we are staying for several days we hook-up to park water. I keep the fresh water tank 3/4 full, using it down, close to empty every 30 days. We use a sediment filter to keep "Stuff" out of the system.


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