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Old 05-01-2014, 04:01 PM   #11
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We live in the hard water capital of Ontario. I used Vineger to clean out the pipes in our park model. Just dissolves, rinse. Not a health hazard or chemical. Use the same method for the hot tub at home.

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Old 05-01-2014, 04:03 PM   #12
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Iggy. I leave it about half full. I drained it just before we left yesterday and on the trip down it clogged again. I also replaced the filter before we left. We are now hooked to city water so hopefully we won't have any problems when we are here.
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Old 05-01-2014, 04:12 PM   #13
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Do not put lime away in your FW tank unless your drain is on the bottom, you will never get it all out. Your best bet is to add a filter to your line as turbo shown. Do not fill your FW tank without a filter on the hose. Your water pump has a strainer on it but will not take out calcium. If you have the room I would add a Camco inline to the toilet so it will be also protected from city or well water when you are not using your pump.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:31 PM   #14
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I haven't gone to Walmart to look for it yet but I was told there is a spray available that dissolves calcium. Supposedly all you have to do is spray the strainer that goes in the line to the toilet and that will dissolve the calcium.
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Our FR3 is having get same issue. I believe the issue is not the fresh water tank, but particles in the hot water tank getting back into the cold water line. In my case, the particles stopping up the toilet line are the same particles found in the hot water heater. My hot water tank needed to be flushed and the anode changed. Crossing my fngers. I believe there is another thread in here that talks about putting in an anti-siphon device in to stop the reversed flow.
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:17 PM   #16
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Pete. That is the exact problem I am having. We drained the fresh water tank, the hot water tank (and flushed it) and changed the anode rod. Worked great for a while but the calcium returned. I always have to unscrew the line to the toilet and the water spews everywhere. When you are 74 years old and had a knee replacement it "ain't " easy doing this!


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Old 11-13-2015, 09:11 AM   #17
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I always Flush the hot water heater
and change the anode every year. Flush till I see no particles. Then I place a rag in the anode hole, about 8 inches and let it hang. This weeps all the water out for winter.
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:51 AM   #18
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Just like at home in coffee makers, distilled white vinegar will dissolve calcium build up deposits if allowed to soak the area. The suburban (10 gal) water heater electric heating element will also accumulate calcium build up and it can be removed easily to soak in vinegar to dissolve away the calcium and also allows tank to empty completely and viewing of the bottom of the tank where the deposit has built up.
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Pete. That is the exact problem I am having. We drained the fresh water tank, the hot water tank (and flushed it) and changed the anode rod. Worked great for a while but the calcium returned. I always have to unscrew the line to the toilet and the water spews everywhere. When you are 74 years old and had a knee replacement it "ain't " easy doing this!


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I bet it's not, do you have room to add a small filter in the line, might be easier on yourself?
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:12 PM   #20
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I had this same problem with my 337 Georgetown. It took the dealer 3 flushes to clear this up and I now flush water heater after every trip.

I found that the on board water filter never had any calcium deposits in it. We thought the calcium might have been in the tank after it was manufactured (due to pressure testing). I went back to using the in line filter (on the hose). No problems since.
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