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Old 08-07-2011, 07:03 PM   #1
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How do YOU get bleach into your fresh water tank?

First time for us. Drained the FW tank and .......oops, only a threaded female inlet with a screen. Not removable. Vertical. No angle.

So I made a 2 foot section of garden hose, male thread with female fitting on the other end. Filled the tank 1/2 full and removed the hose. Put on my 2 foot section, bent it upward almost to 90 degrees and poured in my bleach.

Added on my garden hose to the female fitting and continued filling until it came out of the overflow.

Is this how everyone else does it? Or...........
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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You could do it that way. I have a 2 1/2" cap I take off on my rig and pour it right in the tank. Different models have different features. I suppose you could also use a lawn/garden sprayer unit that has a garden hose inlet and garden hose outlet, then put your bleach in the pint or watever size canister and let it "meter" in that way. You could probably also just take your empty garden hose, connect the male end to the MH, then pour your bleach into the female end before you put it on the spigot.

The last is probably the most used method. An empty 25 foot hose will probably hold all the bleach you want to put in at one time.

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Old 08-07-2011, 07:19 PM   #3
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Yep, pretty much the same as I do. Remember to let it set for a while, and when you flush it out run a lot of fresh water through the water heater it holds plenty.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:25 PM   #4
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I have an inlet to fill the tank with a hose, so I just pour some in with a funnel. Pretty easy for me. You could also eliminate your short hose and put the bleach in your regular fill hose.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:26 PM   #5
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I, also, own a 2003 dolphin lx 6342, here's what i did, I went to home depot an bought a small pump. mixed my bleach in a five gallon bucket and pumped it in to the water tank, after the bucket was empty I just filled the water tank with water till it came out the overflow.

Let me tell you what else I discovered the other day while I was working on my MH. I had a rubbing noise in the bedroom slide, so I lifted the bed to lube the rails. so in doing so, i saw this 12 by 12 piece of luan plywood being held down by 4 screws. so be noisy I removed the screws and found to my surprise, what I was looking at was the water tank an right on top was a plug. this could be an easy way to flush the tank.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:04 AM   #6
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I put some in a 16 or 20 oz soda bottle and put the bottle head in the fill port.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:46 AM   #7
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The simplest way I have found. I have a external water filter on the hose with removable filters. I remove the filter place a little bleach in the filter housing reconnect and turn on the hose. It carry’s the bleach into the tank if the lever is on tank fill.
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Old 08-25-2019, 10:57 AM   #8
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I just use a small funnel and pour a slightly diluted bleach mix into the drinking water hose before I connect the hose to the water faucet. That way you're sterilizing the hose too.
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I mix the solution in a 5 gal bucket and use a drill mounted pp to pump the solution into the tank. Works!!!
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Posts: 621 Add proper amount of bleach and about a quart of water. Mixes as you add water to your tank. If you read the negative reviews, understand people are asking the siphon to do something it's not designed for.
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