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Old 03-27-2012, 11:59 AM   #1
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Sediment in water lines

Had terrible water pressure in my kitchen sink this morning and wound up winding sand like sediment in the water line. The toilet is poor too and I'm guessing it's clogged. Could this be sedimen from the tank?? I only use the tank rarely but it was flushed out only a few months ago......
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:03 PM   #2
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Camp ground well water most likely.
do you not have a water filter?
If not you should.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:55 PM   #3
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I do have a filter and all of this made it through. I just took the toilet apart and can't believe the amount of sand and Rick In there. I have a factory water filter and assumed that filtered tank and city water but maybe it just filters the tank water???
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:04 PM   #4
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I recently ordered an inline filter for just this issue.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:56 PM   #5
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I do have a filter and all of this made it through. I just took the toilet apart and can't believe the amount of sand and Rick In there. I have a factory water filter and assumed that filtered tank and city water but maybe it just filters the tank water???

Good question Mr Ken,
Does the factory installed water filter just filter the onboard water?
What about the city water that i hook-up to at the campground,
....not filtered??
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #6
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I do have a filter and all of this made it through. I just took the toilet apart and can't believe the amount of sand and Rick In there. I have a factory water filter and assumed that filtered tank and city water but maybe it just filters the tank water???
The whole house filter being used today filters all water whether it comes from the on-board tank or city water. Most of the calcium and junk you are seeing is coming from the water heater. Scale and deteriorated anode get pushed into the hot water system and pressure fluctuations like flushing the John can cause that crud to be sucked into the cold water pipes, eventually clogging small ports.

Had to rebuild my Thetford toilet recently due to a scale pellet clogging my flush valve. Repairing a Thetford Aqua Magic V check out the pictures of the clogged valve.
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There have been several discussions on this site about the anode rod in the Suburban water heater. I drain my cold AND hot water lines as well as pulling the anode rod to empty the water heater after every use. The original anode rod was almost gone after a couple years of light use. The replacement shows barely any wear after two years.

My old house had the same kind of problems with a water heater that ate through the anode rod and then filled the plumbing system with calcium deposits. The shower heads and sink faucets all slowed down. I would unscrew the faucet filters and remove the white, caked, sand like stuff. I finally figured out what was going on but had to replace the whole water heater.

A little anode maintenance goes a long way is the moral of the story.
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Old 03-27-2012, 06:11 PM   #8
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lawfive I do the same drain my hw heater after each use .
my 2006 tt was 6 years old when we traded it and the anode rod was barely ate up .
mostly by the nut end but maybe 3/16 of it missing . only about an inch from the end.
I think draining it after each use flushes out debris and we also had a problem with rotten egg smell before we started draining it .
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I got a flush thing for my hw tank. I flushed the tank and got all kinds of crud ouy of it. Camping World has this device. I think it helps get all the crud out.
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Someone made this out of copper fittings.

Price of copper is so high I might make mine out of gold. Cheaper
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