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Old 02-14-2016, 08:05 PM   #61
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I screw one end of my hose into the other for storage, to keep crud in the hose to a minimum.
I like the idea of using the hose as a container for the bleach, connecting to inlet and using water pressure to fire it into the tank. Excellent idea.
No point in rinsing it first.
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He says the hose collects a lot of gunk.
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So, you rinse it, then add bleach, then fire that bleach into the tank with water pressure. I think that is what he is saying.
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I am supposing that bleach and water need to sit in the hose to get the gunk loose. But maybe not.
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Bleach is not a washing solution. It won't clean anything. It kills organisms and nothing more.
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I can believe it. I am assuming that you put bleach into the hose and ran lots of water through it before putting into trailer inlet. Excellent idea to do the hose and we will make sure we do that.
Hi Cathy. Make sure you use a funnel to put the bleach in hose. if you spill bleach on your hands make sure you rinse it off immediately.
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I screw one end of my hose into the other for storage, to keep crud in the hose to a minimum.
I like the idea of using the hose as a container for the bleach, connecting to inlet and using water pressure to fire it into the tank. Excellent idea.
No point in rinsing it first.
Exactly.
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Hi Cathy. Make sure you use a funnel to put the bleach in hose. if you spill bleach on your hands make sure you rinse it off immediately.
We use gloves. Already seen bleach at work on clothes.

If there is gunk in the hose, I do not want it going into the fresh water tank.
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I think "gunk" needs to be defined before we spend more pixels on discussion of it. If you really want to wash your hose, you're gonna need one heck of a bottle brush.
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I think one of the best ways to keep bacterial "gunk" out of water hoses is to make sure that they dry out completely before you store them. My understanding is that the nasty biofilm stuff grows in moist environments.
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