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Old 10-07-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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Sanitizing 2011 Essex fresh water

How do you use the water pump to put disinfectant into the fresh water tank on a 2011 Essex. I have 2 valves on the intake side of the pump: one (when opened) allows liquid to be sucked from a container. The other (when closed) prevents liquid from being sucked out of the fresh water tank. So how does manipulating the valves direct pump output into the fresh water tank? As I see it pump output goes only to one place---the faucets etc. How do I direct pump output back into the fresh water tank? Thanks.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:03 PM   #2
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Hope this helps (in general)

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:06 PM   #3
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Do not own an Essex, yet

Sanitizing a water tank is a general procedure, done many ways and I gave you a youtube link in your other thread - have fun
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As I see it pump output goes only to one place---the faucets etc. How do I direct pump output back into the fresh water tank? Thanks.
On my coach, the instructions say to move the water inlet valve from "city water" to the "tank fill" position while pumping the solution. This should direct it to the tank. Might be the same on yours.
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Never heard of a pump pumping TO the tank. My rig has a valve for City water (by-passes tank) and Tank Fill, which of course fills the tank. I added a separate set of valves and a hose to suck up anti-freeze in winter and bleach to clean the pumbing at other times. However, if I want to bleach the tank, I put the bleach in the hose, turn the valve to Tank Fill and turn the water on.

I don't know your coach and you may have a system that does this, but I've never heard of one.
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Do not own an Essex, yet

Sanitizing a water tank is a general procedure, done many ways and I gave you a youtube link in your other thread - have fun
I watched the video, but many new coaches don't have a gravity feed inlet for their freshwater tank as they discussed in the video.

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I just pour bleach or what ever in water hose and operate valve to feed fresh water tank.
If your sanitizing the plumbing system than run water pump to pump the bleach water out of fresh water tank and open all faucets plus your hot water heater coil section of hydro- hot to get rid of fowl egg smell.
Let stand over night or 4 to 6 hours than flush with fresh water.
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You can follow this post I find it the simplest.
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With our 04 Essex we drain the city water hose and the use a cup of bleach for each 10 gallons of water in the tank by using a funnel and poured the bleach in the hose. Then reconnect hose to city water and the bleach will go to water tank when you start to fill the tank.
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Never heard of a pump pumping TO the tank........ I don't know your coach and you may have a system that does this, but I've never heard of one.
Not sure why people love to disagree with a statement. This is quote from my manual and I'm sure it's SOP on Newmars:

"4. Pump the chlorine solution into the tank. This is done by placing the
winterizing hose into the chlorine solution. Close the valve from the fresh
water tank to the pump and open the valve from the solution to the pump.
Turn the tank fill valve from city water to tank fill. Turn on the water
pump until all of the solution is pumped into the fresh water tank"
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I have yet to use it but you can introduce bleach into the system that way or add water to the tank from a non-pressurized source. I usually take out the house water filter element and add the proper amount of bleach to the filter housing and then add water though the water fill.
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