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Old 01-05-2020, 08:46 AM   #1
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Hard Water Deposits

Hello,
I live in an area where the water has a lot of calcium. I often wonder, if the calcium deposits begin to accumulate on the bottom of the fresh water tank, like they accumulate on the bottom of a typical home hot water heater.
I use the fresh water tank and pump almost exclusively because the camper is parked on a ranch, using a well.
I'm tempted to mix vinegar in the tank, just enough to cover the bottom, and let it sit for a week while I'm away, then cycle the fresh water tank a few times to get the vinegar out.
Has anyone ever heard of doing this?
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:20 AM   #2
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I think it is deposited because of the heat. Otherwise the water line for each RV site would be clogged!
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:40 AM   #3
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I have recently installed another 550 gallon water storage tank from the well. which is about 1 year old now. The tank is black to retard algae growth. When the tank was brand new, it of course had a black bottom. Now, when I look into it, the bottom is white from the calcium build up from the water...and that is only after about a year.
I wonder if the same thing is happening inside the fresh water tank on the camper, which is a 2014 model.
Thoughts from anyone?
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