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Old 04-23-2010, 09:18 PM   #11
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Doing a little research, I found this on the internet.


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Old 04-23-2010, 09:43 PM   #12
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You can followup with a rinse of Baking Soda solution to remove the bleach smell. I just mix in a complete box.
I tried this one time. I mixed the baking soda into water and then into the tank, maybe I was doing it wrong but before I could get the container with the baking soda water up to the filler the soda had all come out of suspension and settled to the bottom of the container again. What a pain in the butt! May be easier on the FR though as you could just pour it down the hose before connecting to a hose bib but dang, I vowed never again and started using the Taste Pure on every fill up.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:44 PM   #13
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Doing a little research, I found this on the internet.


http://rvbasics.com/techtips/sanitiz...er-system.html
Excellent link. Thanks! 1/4 cup per 15 gallons works out well for me. My fresh tank holds 80 gallons so 1 cup and 2/3rds full should do the trick.

I also picked up a "whole house" water filter for $30 at Wal-Mart. Standard hose fittings screw right into it. I removed the filter cartridge and poured the bleach into that, then turned on the water. Shoots right in.

Then I drained and refilled with a box of baking soda in the filter.

Also my wife happened to have "scented bleach" in the laundry room. It actually smelled nice even without the baking soda. "spring flower" scent or something.
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Then I drained and refilled with a box of baking soda in the filter.
Ahh that's how you do it. I like that idea.
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If you put the bleach into the water filter, doesn't that only go through the piping and not into the fresh water tank? To fill my tank, I need to hook the hose up to a separate inlet fitting next to the city water hookup.
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In order to be sure the bleach gets into the fresh water tank, I pour the bleach into the end of the hose and then attach the hose to the spigot and turn it on. That gets the bleach into the tank, then let the tank fill. This mixes it thoroughly before running it through the piping. Once the tank is full, I turn off the water, then pump the tank water through each faucet, one at a time, starting with the one farthest from the tank, running the water until I smell the chlorine. Once all are done, I fill the tank back up and let everything sit, usually overnight. Then I flush everything, usually twice. I'll try the baking soda this year. It should reduce flushing to one round.
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