Do you have a water filter nearby in the wet bay?
Originally Posted by honjackson
How do I get the bleach into the freshwater tank in an rv which uses the same plumbing to run city water or fill the fresh tank? Is there some sort of transfer pump out there?
If so; drain both tanks first, ensure pump is off and simply take apart and remove the water filter. Pour in about 10 - 16 ounces of normal house bleach. The exact amount is not really relevant; but the Winnebago manual does give a guideline based on size of tank. Depending on frequency, or where you have been; you may use more or less... PLEASE IGNORE ALL of this crazy stuff about using pool chlorine or shock
It is NOT necessary and can be dangerous. i.e. if I put the maximum amount of household bleach (chlorine) in my water filter; it is impossible for me to do any damage in my 70 gallon water tank. (It is only 6% chlorine solution
to begin with
Once you seal up the filter with chlorine (NO Water Filter Inside
) then fill your tanks the normal way. I fill both fresh & hot water tanks, never saw anything in manual from Suburban saying NOT too. I get Chlorine can reacts to Aluminum; but we are talking very minor amounts and I replace my anode when it is shot anyway. Besides the hot water lines need cleaning too!!!
When tanks are full turn on water to smell the chlorine out of each faucet, hot and cold. When done let it sit for a few hours or overnight and drain. Put in fresh water and you are good to go.
I would do this at least twice a year short of my RV being parked in storage with tanks empty.