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Old 04-09-2017, 10:19 PM   #1
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Default Sanitize questions?

I used vinegar and water to clean out hard water deposits from my fresh water tank, ran some through the faucets and then drained the tank.

It drained much faster, I filled the tank with fresh water, ran it through the faucets which are now working well. However the tank is now draining slow. I looked underneath and there is white slime coming from the valve, hmm, glad I only used bottled water. If I can get this tank drained (I think I'll try driving around), can I go ahead and sanitize it with bleach?

Bleach won't clear out the slime though will it? I don't see a good way to remove the drain valve either. How often should it be sanitized? I haven't had it very long and it's been empty most of the time.

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Old 04-09-2017, 10:33 PM   #2
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Bleach will sterilize the tank/system ridding it of any nasty bacteria, fungus etc. It will not address chemical issues (iron/heavy metals/VOCs). To minimize that stuff you should use a filter when filling your tank. At a minimum use the standard blue Camco carbon block filter. It is a minimum solution but it is readily at places like Camping World, and it is cheap(under$20). Doing that and using bleach in the tank at least in the spring and fall, you should have pretty good water for most purposes.Many use bottled water for drinking, some use an RO unit.
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