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Old 05-16-2018, 05:56 AM   #1
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Question about sanitizing

I flush the antifreeze from my lines and the ran the bleach/water mix through my system. I let it sit and emptied my fresh water tank. I'm going to fill the tank back up with water and flush that solution out of the faucets. Do I need to empty it again before flying the hot water heater and using the water? Is there enough bleach in the fresh water tank to taste?
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:06 AM   #2
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You should be good to go. I doubt you will have a bleach taste in your water after the second flush. I also flush the water heater out thru the anode opening using a flush wand designed for the purpose. I found I had some white crud collecting in the tank I did not want in my water lines.
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Old 05-16-2018, 08:47 AM   #3
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It will be my first flush after the bleach, the second after the antifreeze.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:00 AM   #4
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It should be fine as long as you didn't go overboard with the bleach mixture.

I always add in a little of this stuff when adding water to the fresh tank...
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I have heard that bleach can harden the seals on the drain valves. I would not leave the sanitizing water in them any longer than is necessary.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:18 PM   #6
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Dirty Water System

I recently purchased a 2016 MAC Pop up tent trailer that has been sitting for a few years, and apparently has mold in the holding tank and pump. How can I safely clean all of that yuck out.
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Old 05-25-2018, 12:31 PM   #7
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I recently purchased a 2016 MAC Pop up tent trailer that has been sitting for a few years, and apparently has mold in the holding tank and pump. How can I safely clean all of that yuck out.
https://www.rvtrader.com/research/ne...v-water-system

Id let it sit for at least a whole day, maybe longer til the mold is gone. Then flush well............several times
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I flush the antifreeze from my lines and the ran the bleach/water mix through my system. I let it sit and emptied my fresh water tank. I'm going to fill the tank back up with water and flush that solution out of the faucets. Do I need to empty it again before flying the hot water heater and using the water? Is there enough bleach in the fresh water tank to taste?
You should be fine, unless you used a lot of bleach as 5picker noted.
That's my routine and it's worked.
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1/4 cup bleach per 10 gallons?? Thanks, it's my first time sanitizing as well.
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1/4 cup bleach per 10 gallons?? Thanks, it's my first time sanitizing as well.
I found it, 1/4 cup per 15 gallons of water.
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