Originally Posted by OutdoorsinCO
What ratio do you use for adding the bleach?
Just came back from my first trip with my banshee b-3.
Clorox bottles used to carry instructions for sanitizing water for drinking. If it is just making sure of what's currently in the system is safe then sanitize the water that's in it based on the instructions.
I've seen a number of recommended methods for sanitizing the fresh water tank and system. I just selected one that seemed to be repeated most consistently on the internet and went with that method. (Amount per gallon of bleach to the system and dwell time before rinsing, etc.). I can't remember the specifics. I'll probably just research it again do the same thing again when it's time to do it again.
Actually, I think this what I used (From the Aliner manual):
Multiply the potable water tank gallon capacity by .13 for a four hour treatment, or by .26 for a one hour treatment. This will give the liquid ounces of common household bleach required for disinfecting the water system.
Add the proper amount of bleach to a container with water and mix.
Pour the solution into the water tank and fill the tank with potable water. Turn on the electric pump and open all faucets including showers. Shut off the faucets when you smell chlorine.
Allow the proper treatment time (as determined in step 1) before draining the tank and refilling with potable water.
** PURGE THE PLUMBING OF ALL BLEACH SOLUTION. **
The sanitizing procedure outlined above is in conformance with the approved procedures of RVIA ANSI A119.2 and the U.S. Public Health Service.
I hope this helps...