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Old 08-22-2013, 08:38 AM   #11
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This the reason I drain my hw tank after each use.

Camco 40206 RV TastePURE Drinking Water Freshener - 16 oz:Amazon:Automotive

A little bit of this in your fw hose before hooking up to city water or in your fw tank when using fw tank and pump works wonders.
Use it all the time.

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Do you have a preferred measurement amount you put in the hose? Or just wing it? I have the product in your link, just haven't used it yet. I might this weekend.
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Old 08-22-2013, 08:51 AM   #12
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I work sometimes with a manager of a apartment building. If we go into an apartment that have been 'vacated' for several weeks and turn a water tap on.... we Always get a rotten egg smell. Get the old water out of the 'lines' and the smell will decrease.



Solving rotten-egg odor in water heaters
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Here is a tip for what I do, but only when using my FW tank. I keep some granular pool chlorine in my camper along with a plastic squirting bottle with a removable lid (I bought a clear ketchup bottle from WM for about $2). When filling up the FW tank I simply add a little granular chlorine to the bottle, add some water, and dispense into the tank. Then fill the rest of the tank with water. Never had a problem since doing this and it really helps at some campgrounds.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:41 AM   #14
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Do you have a preferred measurement amount you put in the hose? Or just wing it? I have the product in your link, just haven't used it yet. I might this weekend.
I think one or two oz. Is what the bottle says.
I pinch off the hose and pour a couple of oz. In then either fill fw tank or hook up to city water.

I do it each time if I know we'll be using well water.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:41 AM   #15
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Here is a tip for what I do, but only when using my FW tank. I keep some granular pool chlorine in my camper along with a plastic squirting bottle with a removable lid (I bought a clear ketchup bottle from WM for about $2). When filling up the FW tank I simply add a little granular chlorine to the bottle, add some water, and dispense into the tank. Then fill the rest of the tank with water. Never had a problem since doing this and it really helps at some campgrounds.
Good method to.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:01 AM   #16
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...Could be a buildup of gas in the water heater. Drain it, flush it out, and make sure to replace the anode rod...
Gas? Don't know how gas can get inside the tank. Why replace the anode rod? You can just clean it off and re-install if it is not used up.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #17
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Drain or flush the hot water tank, then the hot water lines in the camper. Should resolve the problem. The city water should have enough residual chlorine in it to take care of any bacteria that has grown although I don't think bacteria is the problem. Anode rods stink (rotten egg) when left sitting in the hot water tank over time. This is a common problem in homes as well.
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Gas? Don't know how gas can get inside the tank. Why replace the anode rod? You can just clean it off and re-install if it is not used up.
Yes, gas. It's exactly what is being discussed. Bacteria reacts with the magnesium and aluminum anode rod creating HYDROGEN SULFIDE GAS. that's what smells like rotten eggs. Bacteria is the reason, but the gas is what you smell.

Edit - I agree that for rust protection you could clean off the anode rod and re-insert it. But if it's at the point is smells due to lots of bacteria growth, then it's best to replace it. They're cheap.
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Thanks all. I had not drained the HW tank since I last used it. I will do this from now on. Again, thanks.
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:35 PM   #20
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Thanks all. I had not drained the HW tank since I last used it. I will do this from now on. Again, thanks.
Drain regularly but u also need to sanitize.
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