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Old 02-13-2016, 03:29 PM   #31
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Fred, I could start most of my threads with "boy am I dumb"
thanks for your post. I'm going to be trying to keep out tanks nice and clean also. I'll remember your mistake. Thanks

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Between the foam and the 5 cups of bleach this thread turned out more interesting then expected.
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So how are you putting the bleach in.Thru the water fill[side of trailer],or are you pumping it in.Once in do you drive around with the trailer sloshing it about,or are you turning on the pump,there by circulating.new at this.Tried pouring into side fill,didn't rinse it out very well.Was sick for 2 days ...thanks
You dilute the beach in a gallon of water. Might want to put a few gallons of water in the tank first, then the gallon with the bleach, yes into fill hole, then fill the rest of the tank and that will disperse the bleach. Then run it through the lines. Wear your worst clothes because bleach will ruin anything.
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You dilute the beach in a gallon of water. Might want to put a few gallons of water in the tank first, then the gallon with the bleach, yes into fill hole, then fill the rest of the tank and that will disperse the bleach. Then run it through the lines. Wear your worst clothes because bleach will ruin anything.

A large plastic funnel with the small end pushed into a piece of corresponding size soft clear plastic hose makes this a lot easier process.
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Or, use a turkey baster to add required bleach, followed by water.
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A large plastic funnel with the small end pushed into a piece of corresponding size soft clear plastic hose makes this a lot easier process.
Yes, forgot the funnel. We use one into a gallon container and into the fill hole. Will have to try the tube.
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Or, use a turkey baster to add required bleach, followed by water.
Works good on the turkey too, if you prefer white meat.
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ETI's recommendation for sanitizing tanks according to my math works out to be 1 mL of bleach for every 1 litre of water. This is twice the amount that the Center of Disease Control & WHO recommends to disinfect water; however, it is 1/5th of what CDC and the WHO recommends to sanitize a container that holds water (5 mLs of bleach for every 1 litre of water).Cleaning & Preparing Personal Water Storage Containers | Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene-related Emergencies & and Outbreaks | Healthy Water | CDC

Containers/tanks take much greater amounts of bleach to sanitize because of the potential for biomass adhering to the walls of the container. An empty tank more likely to contain contaminants after winter storage than when in use and one reason why sanitizing the tank prior to use in the new year is a good habit to get into.

Perhaps I am overly cautious but I use 5 mLs of bleach per litre of water and ensure the tank is full, run through taps, and perform two flushes of the tanks and system afterwards.
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ETI's recommendation is based on a 4 hour treatment, while the CDC container treatment is for 30 seconds with the stronger solution of bleach. Personally, I think if we were drinking from my system I might use twice ETI's amount and then after rinsing, neutralize the residual bleach with vinegar. This is because residual water sits at the bottom of our tank for over 6 months, making it vulnerable to biofilms.
People who use their Escapes year round probably don't need to sanitize their water system.

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