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Old 05-01-2014, 10:08 AM   #1
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I am desperate for suggestions. I cannot get rid of the calcium deposits in I assume the fresh tank. Our toilet waterline get clogged after five or six flushes and we have to clean the strainer. We emptied and refilled the fresh water tank before leaving on our trip.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:36 AM   #2
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There is no known chemical to aid in removing calcium deposits.

This is a problem in our hot tub and we use "spa defender" to help combat it.

Not sure if it's safe for potable water.

Are you sure it's not plastic particles left over from the manufacturing process from the water lines being cut with a saw?

Buy a small inline strainer like this.

Doesn't your camper have a water filter?


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Old 05-01-2014, 10:56 AM   #3
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I'm not sure about the possibility of some plastic. This all started after our trip to Florida last year (and we are on our way there again today). We do have a water filter and I just changed it before leaving in our trip.

BTW, the picture did not show up on my iPhone. I will check from my laptop later.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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BTW, the picture did not show up on my iPhone. I will check from my laptop later.
Tap the message, then tab 'Web View' on the pop up menu. Should be able to see the picture in most cases that way.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:39 AM   #5
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We have extremely hard water at home. So bad that I had to install a reverse osmosis system for our drinking water. Fed it to a faucet at the kitchen sink, as well as the fridge, so we get clean ice and water. It's amazing when you see the difference between a regular ice cube and an RO ice cube. You can almost see through the RO ones.

That said, every so often I have to clean literally everything, including outdoor spigots, with lime-a-way. While I hate suggesting a harsh chemical, it absolutely does work in breaking up the lime and calcium. You'd probably have to fill the tank with some, run it through the system a few times, then flush the entire system with bleach water. But that's just a suggestion. It's definitely a good idea to make sure it's not pipe shavings, as already suggested.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:45 AM   #6
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What can be done if it is pipe shavings? How about removing the strainer from the toilet line?
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I'd recommend putting the strainer in before toilet.

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Old 05-01-2014, 12:51 PM   #8
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I just checked with the person that cleaned the filter and he said they crumbled so they see not plastic pipe shavings.
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Do you leave your water tank full all the time?
Maybe its time to drain it if that is where the buildup is starting.
If you have a filter the rest of the system should be protected.
But when you fill the water tank you go right into it without a filter.
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Might try a few gallons of vinger (acetic acid?) without dilution. Not as powerful as lime away but safer. I would remove all of the aereators during your flush
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