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Old 10-06-2003, 09:56 AM   #1
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Question Bad water smell taste

Water from the water tank smells like rotten eggs and has a odd taste. Drain tank and the drained water is fine , no smell. Use of the city h20 no problems just if using the h20 pump get the smell. Any ideas as to the cause? Will try the Bleach h20 in the lines.

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Old 10-06-2003, 12:05 PM   #2
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Try the stuff in this thread....


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Old 10-06-2003, 05:11 PM   #3
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Check the in line filter. If not changed once or twice a year it will cause the problem.

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Old 10-06-2003, 05:46 PM   #4
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Sounds like you have bacteria in the line from the tank, through the pump, and on into the main water system. The way to remove it is a shot of chlorine. If it is in fact only in the lines after the fresh water tank make a several gallon 10% chlorine patch and put it on the fresh water tank. Draw that up through the pump and into the water system till you smell the chlorine at each of the taps. Let it set a 1/2 hour. Draw a quart or so from each tap and let it set again.
Fell the tank to use the remaining chlorine to serlize the tank. Drain and flush the system with fresh water till chlorine smell is gone.

If you have any reason to believe the problem is in the piping from the city connection to the tank attach a 25 ft hose to the trailer water connection, raise the hose above the connection and pour chlorine into the hose to fill the hose. Now attach the hose to a faucet and force the chlorine into the trailer. Let that set as above and flush thoroughly.
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Old 10-06-2003, 09:32 PM   #5
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Hi Neighbor. I'm just off Camp Ben road about halfway between Oak Hill and the Salt Lick.
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Old 10-07-2003, 12:10 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the good info will try and do the flush this weekend. When I get out of storage for a work week. Pahaska saw a Rig what looked like your avatar a few weeks ago turning at 1826 and 290 was that you? J.
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