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Old 09-12-2018, 09:49 AM   #41
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Yet another brand new water heater with a faulty board. Just discussed this issue here a couple if weeks ago didn't we. When will it end?


We have used our water tanks for our drinking water- filled from all sorts if local supplies in over 30 countries with no health problems attributable to the water.
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Old 09-12-2018, 09:54 AM   #42
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standing time for cleaning fresh water tank

we start our season out with a 1/2 cup of bleach then let it sit 3 hours,run it out through the system and fill the fresh tank again then run it through the water system and finally top off and were ready.
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Old 09-12-2018, 10:42 AM   #43
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Wow, thanks for the quick replies! And thanks for reassuring me that it will be OK. I'm glad I haven't ruined my trailer yet!
Not yet haha! I keep trying to ruin mine but it's sturdier that you think! (so far...)
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:38 PM   #44
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It wonít be near as bad as you are picturing. Growing a garden in your tank wonít happen as itís dark in there and green things need sunlight. A little bleach will clean it all out.
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Old 09-12-2018, 05:27 PM   #45
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For those of you might have hard water sources- to prevent the buildup of calcium and other trace minerals use vinegar. Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of vinegar per 15 gallons of water and let the mixture stand in the pipes, hot water tank, and the water tank for 24 hours. The vinegar will resolve the deposits and you can then thoroughly flush your system. I do this every couple of years and the fine screens on the taps stay functional without blockage. It will also break down the deposits collecting on the anode in the hot water tank.
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Old 09-12-2018, 08:35 PM   #46
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Sludge.........I have seen sludge in plumbing lines. It comes in two types basically. A. Dirt and pipe debris and B. Bio Mass. ...... Type A is a water pipe thing in buildings. Typical of large diameter pipe. Not a trailer thing. ....the bio mas is growth. ..algae or other yuck...it will show up in the strainers but I've always been able to taste or smell it. It comes from outside contamination. Keep the water used, replaced often, not stagnet and it will take care of itself. Drain before storage. Keep dirt out of the vents.

I've had it in SOBs and boats. A sanitize, flush and fill usually takes care of it.
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Old 09-17-2018, 10:03 PM   #47
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I do drink from my water tank....so maybe I am already dead and a zombie?.... I use a bit of bleach in the tank when I fill it, and use a double water filter on the campground water into the the trailer when connected. The amount of stuff caught by the water sediment filter is noticeable, and adding the 5 micron carbon filter after the sediment filter I feel comfortable I have covered my bases. Maybe I am not right, but it is right for me.
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