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Old 08-08-2016, 09:28 AM   #1
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New Guy Water System Question

Just purchased a new Salem Cruise Lite 261BHXL. Our maiden voyage is this Thursday. Do I need to sanitize the water tank/lines before our first trip? Thanks in advance....I am sure this will be the first of many new guy questions.
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I would, just to be sure. Even if the dealer said they did it, I think I'd do it again.

It's an easy and quick piece of mind.
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I would, just to be sure. Even if the dealer said they did it, I think I'd do it again.

It's an easy and quick piece of mind.
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X3 doesn't take long and ensures the system is clean. Welcome to the forum
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The manufacturer suggests dong it before first use.
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Old 08-08-2016, 11:41 AM   #6
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Thanks for the quick replies. Do I need to bypass the hot water heater?
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Thanks for the quick replies. Do I need to bypass the hot water heater?
Since it's never been used before, I'd suggest you sanitize the WH as well. It's an extra 6 gallons of water so figure that in the calculation of how much bleach to add. If you bought new water hoses you could add the bleach into the FW tank through the hose and sanitize them at the same time.
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I would, just to be sure. Even if the dealer said they did it, I think I'd do it again.

It's an easy and quick piece of mind.
That sticker next to the fill point says sanitize before use. FACTORY doesn't want to trust the dealer. You shouldn't either.

Put bleach in. Fill it up. Run the faucets..... All including outside shower and low point drains. Top the tank off. Wait 12_24 hours. Drain it on to the ground. Fill, set, drain to flush running all outlets until bleach odor is gone. Repeat flush as needed. State Water quality engineer once told me 10 parts per million of chlorine might give you cancer over the years (3X what I keep in the pool) but once in a while won't kill you but high coliform bacteria counts can.
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We just rinsed ours like crazy before first use. We don't drink the water from the faucet, but we do rinse dishes and stuff. I'm talking about the city water. Not the internal water tank. I would definitely sanitize that before use.
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We just rinsed ours like crazy before first use. We don't drink the water from the faucet, but we do rinse dishes and stuff. I'm talking about the city water. Not the internal water tank. I would definitely sanitize that before use.

When I was with the local water company,many years ago we ran chlorine up to 10 ppm at the well head to keep bad stuff that grows in the pipes under control. Especially if you run a water filter, since they can take the chlorine right out of your water, sanitize that whole system AT LEAST WHEN NEW AND ANNUALLY THEREAFTER.

PLEASE. YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES ARE NEVER TOO HEALTHY TO GET SICK FROM BAD Water.
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