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Old 07-19-2016, 12:56 PM   #1
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Calcium (hard water) deposit

I spend the summer at a camp ground where the wAter has lots of calcium therefore once or twice over the summer got to take the toilet water intake apart and remove deposit to have it run properly. Now I think I got hard deposit in my water line. Specifically the one going to the cold water line to the kitchen sink. What would you or have done to get rid of hard deposit throughout your water system.


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Old 07-19-2016, 01:09 PM   #2
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If the problem is really bad you can try diluted vinegar. You can add it via the winterizing port on the water pump. CAUTION: be sure to leave a faucet or two open as the reaction will produce CO2.
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Old 07-19-2016, 02:02 PM   #3
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Need a good filter system that will remove most of the calcium from the water . We had the same problem with our stationary site, went to a the filters and have not have any problems since.
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Kevin & Judy - what kind of filter are you using?
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Old 07-19-2016, 03:56 PM   #5
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Calcium is typically dissolved in the water. Mechanical filtration is not a good method. Water softener (ionic exchange) is your best bet. Something like this. http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/c...FZE0aQodo-kA3A

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Old 07-19-2016, 09:10 PM   #6
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John just bought one of those, but I still have to get rid of what stuck in my water lines.?


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I think I would go the route that Flybob mentioned and let it sit at least 24 hours followed by a very good rinsing all done thru the winterizing port. This is just like taking the deposit build up out of the bottom of a house hold water heater vinegar can be used or they make a commercial calcium remover.
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Acetic Acid is what Vinegar is made from. You could use super concentrated version to remove it quicker. Maybe 8 to 1 for example.
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John just bought one of those, but I still have to get rid of what stuck in my water lines.?


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Yes, and I would try the diluted vinegar that has been suggested.

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Old 07-20-2016, 06:21 AM   #10
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Have you checked or changed the anode in your hot water heater? It may not be calcium but the deposits from the erosion of the anode.
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