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Old 11-27-2015, 01:12 PM   #11
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Watch out for "concentrated" bleach which is somewhat common today. It is not quite double strength.

http://www.waterandhealth.org/high-strength-bleach/

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Old 11-27-2015, 01:20 PM   #12
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When I had my boat I had 100 gallon fresh water tank. I use to sanitize with bleach but didn't like the bleach smell that lingered. I since then started using chlorine crystals. I used one teaspoon for 100 gallons. Then fill the tank with water. Run the water through all the lines. Wait an hour and empty the tank. Fill the tank again and run the fresh water through all the lines until the tank is empty. The smell of chlorine does not linger as much as bleach. I then would at a quarter teaspoon of chlorine and fill the tank to chlorinate the water. I will do the same with a 60 gallon tank but only use a half teaspoon of chlorine to sanitize it.
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Old 11-27-2015, 02:22 PM   #13
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1/4c-16g if I figured right.
When I typed "G" I meant gallons, not grams.
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When I typed "G" I meant gallons, not grams.
I missed the shift button, did not think it worth the effort to edit.

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Old 11-27-2015, 04:08 PM   #15
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When I had my boat I had 100 gallon fresh water tank. I use to sanitize with bleach but didn't like the bleach smell that lingered. I since then started using chlorine crystals.
What specific product do you use? Can you point us to a web site that sells it?

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Old 11-27-2015, 05:32 PM   #16
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I'm not sure of the name. I will look for the container I have. I bought it at a store that sell pool and patio supplies. I have a 2 pound container that lasts a long time. When I find it I'll post it.
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Old 11-27-2015, 06:27 PM   #17
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water - then - bleach

Recalling my earlier working careers.. one being a bricklayer, we were taught to 'always' place the water in the pail first before adding the muriatic acid (now called hydrochloric acid) ..used for washing down the masonry.

I would recommend doing the same with 'bleach'.

The reason for doing it this way is so the bleach (or any toxic / hazardous liquid) does not splash out - onto -or- in - unwanted places or things should the water be poured in second.

However, having said that, if the bleach is poured into the tank first it really shouldn't cause any 'splash' danger down inside the enclosed tank.

On the other hand if mixed in an open container the water goes in first.

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Old 11-27-2015, 06:42 PM   #18
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Last spring I just added some water to the fresh tank, then poured in some bleach, then added more water.

But getting the bleach into the tank was a bit of a pain. Probably spilled 2x what I got in the tank.

I think this spring I'll either:

A) put some bleach directly in the filter canister, then run water through.

Or

B) make a solution in a separate jug and use the antifreeze pickup.

Not sure which way I want to go yet. A is easier and more likely the way I'll go if I'm feeling lazy. B gets more components.




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Old 11-27-2015, 06:50 PM   #19
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I used my one gallon jug to make the solution in and poured that into the gravity fill port.
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:36 PM   #20
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Does your Solera have a water system filter? If so, you are probably only sanitizing only the tank. The filter removes the chlorine before it goes into the water heater and lines. Take a look at the flyer on the Solera, it shows the filter. http://www.forestriverinc.com/brochu...leraposter.pdf

What I did once to sanitize was fill a jug with some water and added bleach. Then I turned the valve to winterize and put the draw hose into the jug and pumped the bleach solution thru the lines until I could smell it coming out the faucets. Let is sit a while and then used the low point drain to remove the bleach solution to a bucket for safe disposal and then switched the line back to normal use and ran the faucets a while to clear out the rest of the bleach solution. Too involved for me to do that often.
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