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Old 10-12-2015, 07:06 PM   #1
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Hoping someone can give me some information. We have a Forest River Palamino 5th wheel and just love it -- other than the rotten egg smell we have acquired from the hot water heater. This problem is actually covered in the installation and operation manual for the Suburban water heater in our unit, with information about adding liquid bleach to the water tank. My husband thinks the best way to do this is by adding the concentrated bleach solution to the inline filter, which eventually will reach the hot water heater. Once we can smell the bleach in the system, let RV sit for a few days and then flush the system to remove the chlorine.

Has anyone had this problem and does this seem like a good solution. I am a little concerned about leaving bleach in the tank for a few days and then flushing. Don't want to do any damage to the pipes or the water heater.

Comments and/or suggestions, please
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Old 10-12-2015, 07:20 PM   #2
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Put 1/4 cup of bleach per 15 gallons of water in the fresh water tank, you can pour the bleach in the water hose to add to your tank.

Use the water pump to move the bleach/water mix thru the whole system, this would include the outside shower, low point drains, toilet, and water heater.

let it sit OVERNIGHT and then drain and flush till you can not smell the bleach.

Drain the water heater.

Remove and replace the filter.
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Put 1/4 cup of bleach per 15 gallons of water in the fresh water tank, you can pour the bleach in the water hose to add to your tank.

Use the water pump to move the bleach/water mix thru the whole system, this would include the outside shower, low point drains, toilet, and water heater.

let it sit OVERNIGHT and then drain and flush till you can not smell the bleach.

Drain the water heater.

Remove and replace the filter.
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Welcome to the forum from East Tennessee, wife and I will be in Henderson in mid Nov vesting family. Plain to stay in NV 4 to 6 weeks.
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:47 PM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestion. Will check it out to see if we can make it work. Be nice to have an "unsmelly" water heater!
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