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Old 07-13-2017, 12:46 PM   #1
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How do you keep the hot water from smelling?

Out for our first week in the Rpod 172. When we are gone for a full day, the water out of the facet smells when we first run it (hooked to city water supply)

If you run the cold water for a few minutes, once the lines are empty it is fine. However, you can run the hot water (even if the heater is off) forever and it keeps smelling....I am guessing it will smell until we empty the entire hot water tank? How large is that?

Any other options to solve this? Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:51 PM   #2
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Either it is the water at the location you are or you need to sanitized the whole system with bleach.
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:53 PM   #3
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Check out video #5 at this link below to see if that may help and/or be the cause:

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Guessing I need to sanitize...since it does not smell if I run enough of it.

Sanitizing sounds complicated...
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Sanitizing sounds complicated...
Not really, it's explained in the link I posted above.
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Thanks folks, I will review both and try to rectify. Much appreciated!
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:02 PM   #7
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Guessing I need to sanitize...since it does not smell if I run enough of it.

Sanitizing sounds complicated...
Nah, it's pretty easy. I did it at a campsite last year and actually need to get to doing it again.

Here's how I did it:
Eww, stinky water! Sanitizing the fresh water system. | Learn To RV
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We had that problem years ago. Never after we started to use the pretty blue water filter. No more smell. We use the filter always for any water going into the coach, either directly or through the storage tank, home, away no matter, everything is filtered.
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Old 07-14-2017, 01:28 PM   #9
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Nah, it's pretty easy. I did it at a campsite last year and actually need to get to doing it again.

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Eww, stinky water! Sanitizing the fresh water system. | Learn To RV
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Just drain and flush your hot water heater, that will take care of it
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