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Old 02-25-2013, 09:01 PM   #11
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Since your system is new, it is likely not necessary to even think about cleaning the hot water tank. This should have been bypassed during your winterizing. I recently dewinterized my new RV this past December and per the recommendations of the manual, I sanitized my tank and plumbing before even turning the hot water heater by-pass valve back to on. The manual also recommends a bleach solution of 1/4 cup to 15 gallons of water (3/4 cup total for 40 gal tank). I have seen recommendations for cleaning out hot water tanks with bleach if they are smelly (even after replacing the anode) so it doesn't seem that it would cause any problems to your tank if you wanted to run bleach through it but I really don't know that for sure. I didn't bleach mine

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