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Sanitizing Water And Holding Tank With Vinegar

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4 hours ago, manholt said:

Yep!  We have 3 water wells, 2 of them are artisan..sediment will come out of all.  PVC & Poly lines do not rust.  We do carry a soft water system in house and in coach, also sediment filters  and a charcoal filter in drinking water taps!  Only chloride we get is from the salt.

I clean the whole coach system, fresh tank and hose with HP 3% twice a year...we are not dead, 53 years of coach ownership, the one listed below, is coach #18!

This website show how much sodium chloride is in softened water from a water softener regenerated with salt. https://www.frakco.com/TravelSoftSodium.html

 As to using I think you'll find this document about using HP/silver quite interesting: http://www.iwtc.info/1999_pdf/08-03.pdf

For using straight 3%HP, the CDC states it is effective, however a lower % is ineffective.https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/disinfection-methods/chemical.html  I would suspect filling a water tank and plumbing to be expensive.

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On 1/31/2012 at 1:13 PM, tiffinphaeton said:

A friend of mine told me that he sanitizes his fresh water tank by using Vinegar instead of Chlorine. He uses the same 1/4 cup to 15 gallon ratio but with vinegar instead of chlorine....Has anyone got any info on this process?

This is a blogger's opinion:https://rvblogger.com/blog/safe-sanitize-rv-water-tank-vinegar/

This is a compilation of nearly everthing concerning water safety on the web:http://www.chem1.com/CQ/index.html

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I use vinegar to clean windows, make BBQ sauce, with EVOO for salad and clean my coffee maker! :ph34r:

RayIn, Kay uses 10% HP...I either can't find it or maybe I need a license. 

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Licensing is subject to each state, as anything less than 1,000# @ 10% solution is unregulated by federal standards. Concentrations above 10% can be dangerous to store and handle, as it is a strong accelerant when heated.

It is available in 1G jugs for $84 ea. https://www.laballey.com/products/buy-10-hydrogen-peroxide-1-gallon-84

Simple math results in the  amount of correct mixture to be added to fill your fresh tank, WH, and plumbing system. When the fresh water system is only partially-filled, the tank is only partially-sanitized, as it works by direct contact.

FWIW, I use Sodium Dichlor  which is more dangerous to handle than HO OH, although much cheaper to buy. It does not leave the aftertaste or odor of household bleach. A $7 package has lasted me almost 10 years, with about 1/4 remaining in the plastic air/water-tight container.

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