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Old 03-06-2016, 12:37 PM   #11
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Camco makes a product that you can add after you have sanitized your system,,,
It is called Taste Pure Water Freshener,,, one ounce treats 20 gallons,,, it is supposed to keep water fresh for I think 2 weeks !!!
Once you use up the bottle and its empty, refill it with unscented household laundry bleach. Its the same stuff.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:49 AM   #12
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Once you use up the bottle and its empty, refill it with unscented household laundry bleach. Its the same stuff.
So you are saying it is safe to use 1 oz of bleach with every 20 gallons of water ??? I do believe TastPure does have some type of chlorine in it !!!
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Old 03-07-2016, 08:42 AM   #13
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The suggested amount in 1/4 cup per 15 gallons of water.

Use enough to fill the tank, let it sit overnight.

Using the water pump run water thru each faucet and outside shower.

Also run some out the low point drains as well as the FW tank drain tube.

Now drain it and fill with fresh water till you can no longer smell the bleach.
Agreed. And run some thru hot side also, so it flows thru water heater.
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I use a berkey water purifier at home and now with me in the RV. You can basically put even lake water in it and drink it later. It's a full purifier not just a filter. I keep it on the counter. Can't risk anything contaminating my coffee!
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Old 03-19-2016, 06:56 PM   #15
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I flush my tank with a diluted bleach mix but rinse it out thoroughly before use . never would i leave a bleach dilution in my drinking water nor any other cleaner or tank freshener . city water should have a good 2 week life span in the tanks . I'm lucky to get a week with 54 gallons but could make it 2
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:19 AM   #16
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I use a berkey water purifier at home and now with me in the RV. You can basically put even lake water in it and drink it later. It's a full purifier not just a filter. I keep it on the counter. Can't risk anything contaminating my coffee!
The Berkey looks a little pricy,,,
Our Pur Canister works just fine for us !!!
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There are 2 issues being confused above.

1. Sanitizing the water system. The method of 1/4 cup of unscented bleach per 15 US gallons is recommended by pretty much everyone. I use slightly more bleach because I can't detect the chlorine smell at that concentration. Sanitizing the water lines and the hot water tank is necessary. If you full time, do this at least twice a year. If you only weekend and vacation camp, do it at least once a year. I let the chlorinated water sit overnight as well.

2. Quality of water going into the water system. I completely disagree that you can overthink this. You absolutely have to have high quality, clean water for drinking. There are many cases of bad water causing illness and even death. In my neighbourhood, the worst case was in Walkerton, Ontario. Check this link.
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Any water that I put in our FR tank,,, other than when Sanitizing gets filtered !!!
+ I add Taste Pur,,, even though we very seldom ever drink it !!! And we filter it again before we make Coffee !!!
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There are 2 issues being confused above.


1. Sanitizing the water system. The method of 1/4 cup of unscented bleach per 15 US gallons is recommended by pretty much everyone. I use slightly more bleach because I can't detect the chlorine smell at that concentration. Sanitizing the water lines and the hot water tank is necessary. If you full time, do this at least twice a year. If you only weekend and vacation camp, do it at least once a year. I let the chlorinated water sit overnight as well.

2. Quality of water going into the water system. I completely disagree that you can overthink this. You absolutely have to have high quality, clean water for drinking. There are many cases of bad water causing illness and even death. In my neighbourhood, the worst case was in Walkerton, Ontario. Check this link.

X2 but I use 1/4 cup per 40 gallons which I heard is enough if you let it sit in the tank for awhile. This mixture will not harm any seals either.
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