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Old 03-12-2014, 03:54 PM   #41
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Its great catching up on the forums, this will be my first de-winterization (if this blizzard ever quits). I was looking on line and after I flush out the RV-Winterization fluid, I seen this sanitizing solution that you flush into your FW tank and lines, then drain out. Is it a waste of money where as bleach can do the same thing. Or should I purchase the tank sanitizer and just keep flushing my lines afterwards? I am a noob at this. My first RV (Sunseeker 2900) and I don't want to ruin it. Thank you all!
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:01 PM   #42
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Its great catching up on the forums, this will be my first de-winterization (if this blizzard ever quits). I was looking on line and after I flush out the RV-Winterization fluid, I seen this sanitizing solution that you flush into your FW tank and lines, then drain out. Is it a waste of money where as bleach can do the same thing. Or should I purchase the tank sanitizer and just keep flushing my lines afterwards? I am a noob at this. My first RV (Sunseeker 2900) and I don't want to ruin it. Thank you all!
Use bleach.
1 cup per 30 gallons.

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Old 03-12-2014, 04:21 PM   #43
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By the way google " bleach over dilution" if you think I'm blowing smoke.

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  1. Bleach containing 5.25% sodium hypochlorite should be diluted as follows (demonstration short):
  2. 1:99 diluted household bleach (mixing 10ml of bleach with 1litre of water) can be used for general household cleaning.
  • 1:49 diluted household bleach (mixing 10ml of bleach with 0.5litre of water) is used to disinfect surfaces or articles contaminated with vomitus, excreta, secretions or blood.
Department of Health - The Use of Bleach

So I'm going a bit stronger than they say here, like I said, I tend to use half a gallon per 20ish gallons of water, so I'm at about a 1:40 ratio. Do I want to disinfect the system? Yep, only reason to do it, correct?
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My local Health Department says to use 2 oz. of bleach for every gallon of water to make a "sanitizing solution" for a spray bottle.
http://www.durham.ca/departments/hea...y/duhev260.pdf

The recommended 1 cup (8 oz.) for 30 gallons is no where near that strength but I realize I'm not trying to mix a spray on sanitizing solution. I'm probably using something like 1.5 to 2 cups of bleach for my 30 gallon tank - just enough that I can smell it coming out of the taps.

All that being said, I think I'll check with our IPEX rep to see if my stronger solution would damage the plastic water pipes in an RV.
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