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Old 11-27-2015, 07:42 PM   #21
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Good point... But depending on the filter (and quality) I do not think most would do anything to the chlorine. But, I remove our filter because I do not want to soak it in the bleach.
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Old 11-27-2015, 08:17 PM   #22
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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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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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An easy fix is to get a medium sized Funnel a length of clear hose and a hose clamp to fit the outlet of the funnel ....Mark it 'Water Only' and use it for adding the bleach to the 'Water Fill' point on your rig.

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Old 11-28-2015, 11:41 AM   #25
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I use a funnel designed for adding transmission fluid. Has long flexible tube already attached. I use the same funnel for adding antifreeze to my pool lines.
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" I think what they mean is not to have just straight bleach not diluted sitting in your tank".

Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. I always put some water in the tank first and then add straight bleach. Of course, I always remove the in-line water filter first.

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An easy fix is to get a medium sized Funnel a length of clear hose and a hose clamp to fit the outlet of the funnel ....Mark it 'Water Only' and use it for adding the bleach to the 'Water Fill' point on your rig.

Hope this helps

Yep, that's the same as I do. I've owned RVs for years and sanitize a minimum of twice annually. . .never had a problem with this method.

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"How much bleach are you using??"

I follow the RVIA and ANSI A119.2 and the U.S. Public Health Service procedures (with the exception of mixing the bleach into a water container).

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All this talk about diy solutions to getting the bleach into the water tank got me to thinking ... why isn't there a dedicated device to do all of this - mix up the bleach with some water and then funnel it into the inlet?

Well, thinking about it a bit more, I realized that such a device (more-or-less) does exist - one of those plastic watering cans with a long, curving spout. Here's one at Home Depot for less than $8:
Bloem 1.125 gal. Tequila Sunrise Aqua Rite Watering Can-JW41-20 - The Home Depot
It holds somewhat more than a gallon, making mixing easy, and has a long spout which should work just fine with the gravity water inlet.

Think I'll have to get one...

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All this talk about diy solutions to getting the bleach into the water tank got me to thinking ... why isn't there a dedicated device to do all of this - mix up the bleach with some water and then funnel it into the inlet?

Well, thinking about it a bit more, I realized that such a device (more-or-less) does exist - one of those plastic watering cans with a long, curving spout. Here's one at Home Depot for less than $8:
Bloem 1.125 gal. Tequila Sunrise Aqua Rite Watering Can-JW41-20 - The Home Depot
It holds somewhat more than a gallon, making mixing easy, and has a long spout which should work just fine with the gravity water inlet.

Think I'll have to get one...

Dave

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