Originally Posted by DaveandSue
The picture shows the same set up as our Chappy.The little black cap should of came with a fitting and long hose.You put the hose on where the small(1/2") cap is.Stick the hose in the bleach bottle and turn on the pump.It'll suck the bleach into the system.Worked on ours any way.Same as when you winterise the system.Pump the pink stuff in the lines or hook up a air hose to blow out the pump and lines.
Interesting idea. Many of us do not have a water fill tube on our RVs. It takes a pressurized water line to fill the fresh water tank. But your comment about "Same as when you winterize the system." caught my attention.
In my case, and for many who don't have a water "fill tube", you disconnect the input line going into the water pump and connect a short hose that you stick into the gallon of RV antifreeze. Turn on the pump and suck the antifreeze out and pump it through the system.
Of course this won't work for putting bleach into the fresh water tank because the pump pulls the water from the tank; it does not push water into the tank.
Anyway I finished the chlorination of our system. I poured a cup and a half of bleach into my potable water hose and then connected it to a pressured water source and filled my 70 gallon water tank.
Let it sit overnight and the next day flushed it all out; twice. Added some more water and checked the output at the sinks and shower and it was now fresh smelling and tasted good. Job done, on to other things.
Based on something posted here I refrained from running the toilet until I had flushed out the system.