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Old 02-08-2015, 11:54 PM   #21
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Yup. Depends where you live and camp and if you have soft or hard water.
CLR does a lot of advertising here to people who don't need, but buy the product.
I especially love their product that instructs you to flush it down the toilet to protect your septic system. Could save a trip to the store and just flush the money.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:34 AM   #22
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You can rest safe in the knowledge that Vancouver has GOOD water then Glenn.
You can bet that we know how lucky we are to have water from nearby mountains and from off limits closed areas. I've always used tap water for my batteries.

When I first lived in S. F. as a young lad I was shocked that people didn't drink the tap water.

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Don't tell them we use tap water for the batteries. You'll freak them out.
Got the tap water advice from my mechanic when I couldn't find distilled water anywhere.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:48 AM   #24
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You know. Like a kayak is a canoe, but a canoe may not be a kayak.
Very naughty.... but yes, like that.
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:50 AM   #25
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Old 02-09-2015, 01:51 AM   #26
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Yup. Depends where you live and camp and if you have soft or hard water.
CLR does a lot of advertising here to people who don't need, but buy the product.
I especially love their product that instructs you to flush it down the toilet to protect your septic system. Could save a trip to the store and just flush the money.
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Don't tell them we use tap water for the batteries. You'll freak them out.
Got the tap water advice from my mechanic when I couldn't find distilled water anywhere.
If your tap water is so low in mineral content that you can safely use it in a battery, I don't suppose you would have much use for CLR. If you need acid to descale your water heater, you have minerals in your water, and CLR can be useful. I buy it (or an equivalent) by the 4-litre jug.

No, I wouldn't pour it down the drain for the sake of the septic system, either.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:58 AM   #27
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Why do you need to clean a water heater? I have never clean the water heater in my home.
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Why do you need to clean a water heater? I have never clean the water heater in my home.
I haven't either, but I've been told you are supposed to, on both counts.
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Why do you need to clean a water heater? I have never clean the water heater in my home.
Built differently and probably has a glass liner where the trailer's water heater is metal.
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Why do you need to clean a water heater? I have never clean the water heater in my home.
I haven't either, but that doesn't mean it isn't recommended. I remember a couple years ago I had to replace my home water heater and had a real struggle removing the old one - couldn't drain all the water from the lower drain plug. That was because there was so much scale in the bottom of the tank that it completely clogged the drain. The layer of scale (almost a FOOT thick) was also the reason it wouldn't heat water anymore. I added a softener system at the same time as the heater, so only demineralized water has ever been in the tank. I suspect it will last longer than the old one, which gave out at the 10 year mark.
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