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Old 09-08-2015, 02:35 PM   #1
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Fresh Water Tank Drain

Noticed my fresh water tank has slight odor when faucets turned on after short storage. I want to drain the tank and clean out with bleach. I have read plenty of instructions on how to accomplish this. My only question is how do I identify to proper line to drain. In my Mirada, I have two white tubes and one red tube with small valves. I assume the red one is the water heater, how do I know which line is used to drain the fresh water tank?
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Old 09-08-2015, 02:46 PM   #2
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Should be one white valve close to the bottom of the fresh water tank and should be a label on the side of tt indicting location of drain. Later RJD
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:20 PM   #3
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I'd do the bleach:water thing 1:10 ratio, and run the water pump and flush the faucets, shower, toilet, everything and then open up all three valves, and then refill and flush again.
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Old 09-09-2015, 02:29 PM   #4
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Run the bleach water mix thru every line even the low point drains, outside shower, all of them.
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I'd do the bleach:water thing 1:10 ratio, and run the water pump and flush the faucets, shower, toilet, everything and then open up all three valves, and then refill and flush again.
Ratio of bleach to water is closer to 1:1000 - 1/4 cup per 15 gallons of fresh tank capacity.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:34 PM   #6
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Don't forget the water filter. I removed the element and closed up the empty case, so it would get the bleach treatment. The filter was nasty and had the same smell, so it was replaced with a new one after the rinse.
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Old 09-10-2015, 05:14 PM   #7
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You are correct Sir. My typo error. 80 gallon tank= about 1-1/2 cups of bleach. 8 gallons of bleach in an 80 gallon fresh water tank, would not be good!
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Old 09-11-2015, 10:31 AM   #8
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There is chemical we can add to our fresh water,,, that is suppose to keep it fresh longer,,, I think it is Called Fresh Water ???
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