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Old 04-24-2015, 05:25 PM   #1
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Sanitizing the water heater

Should the water heater tank be sanitized with bleach when sanitizing the water system?
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:37 PM   #2
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Interesting question. We've always just flushed our hot water heater out. Don't know if bleach would affect the anode.
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Old 04-24-2015, 06:58 PM   #3
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I'll probably catch heck for saying this, but the only time I sanitized our water system was when it was new. We are into our 4th season and have had no issues. Its never had anything but non-municipal water in it, for whatever that's worth. I always figured there was enough chlorine in it to not have to worry about it.
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Thanks

Thanks. Probably will skip it.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:50 PM   #5
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I ran chlorinated water thru it, flushed it. We used to drink from a garden hose, mine was rubber, I didn't die.
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Old 04-24-2015, 08:59 PM   #6
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I ran chlorinated water thru it, flushed it. We used to drink from a garden hose, mine was rubber, I didn't die.
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I ran chlorinated water thru it, flushed it. We used to drink from a garden hose, mine was rubber, I didn't die.
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Old 04-24-2015, 09:14 PM   #8
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When I sanitized my fresh water tank with bleach I ran the water through the WH. Flushed the fresh water tank and WH 2 times and emptied both tanks until I go on a trip. I don't think I harmed anything.
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Hoses are made with different chemicals than they used to be. I'd be worried about the grand kids more than myself.
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