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Old 07-21-2009, 05:49 PM   #1
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plastic water taste

The water coming through the lines of our new 19' has a definite plastic taste. We have and RV hose and in-line filter, so the taste isn't coming from our source water. Anyone have ideas on how to get rid of it? My only thought is to hook the trailer up to our house water and run both the trailer water faucets for 5 minutes a day or so for the next few weeks. We live in the woods, so I can hook up the sewer line and open the gray valve while the water's going -- the trees will appreciate it.

I've filled my fresh water tank, and plan on a drain/refill every few days for it, also.

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Old 07-21-2009, 06:10 PM   #2
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Re: plastic water taste

Ours was like that too, and has pretty much gone away. We still take other water for drinking and coffee. We cook and clean with the tank water no problem.

I keep meaning to put a bunch of baking soda into the system, then let it sit for a bit. Hmmm.....now would be a good time since I am thinking about it.

I would think the tank would be the biggest culprit, as the water lines and fixtures are used in construction all the time, with no effect on taste.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:14 PM   #3
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Re: plastic water taste

I too was wondering what to do, so I called and was told to run H2O through for several minutes. Haven't done that yet, as we are having restrictions. However, we are going to the coast this weekend so will give that a try. I hadn't thought of the baking soda remedy. Thanks Jim.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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Re: plastic water taste

Yeah, I flushed mine out lots and got rid of most of the smell. I used to be able to smell it easily, but now can only taste it. I accidentally boiled some for adding hot water to a shot of espresso last weekend, and the taste was quite obvious. Our tap water here in Calgary is really good too.
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Re: plastic water taste

Ours went away after a while.. we also put a PUR filter on inside Water Faucet (as well as the inline filter).. I thought it worked out nicely and didn't really have too much of a problem with water (taste)..

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Old 07-22-2009, 11:14 PM   #6
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Re: plastic water taste

So Jim, how much is "a bunch" when adding baking soda? I'm thinking of doing the same, shoveling in maybe 4-6 tablespoons before filling the tank with water. More? Less?

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Re: plastic water taste

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So Jim, how much is "a bunch" when adding baking soda? I'm thinking of doing the same, shoveling in maybe 4-6 tablespoons before filling the tank with water. More? Less?

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Well, I just dumped a small box in yesterday and will rinse it out this weekend. I had no idea what to do, and you really can't do too much.
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