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Hi All,

We have a portable 23l fresh water which we tend to just rinse thoroughly with clean water prior to use.  Does anyone use any tablets or fluid to clean theirs?  Just after some recommendations really as over time rinsing won't cut it.

Thanks :-)
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Hi I do my fresh water tank twice a year with Milton in some fresh water it’s the same stuff they use for cleaning babies bottles,been doing it for years without any problem. As yours is portable it would be even easier as you could just swish it about then rinse with cold water. Ps use warm or hot water to mix with the Milton a good shake then leave for a little while before emptying out. 👍
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Direct from both Thames Water & South West Water or whatever they call themselves.

After each outing put a half teaspoonful of household bleach in the fresh water tank.

Fill the tank with water.

Flush through the pipes, i.e. turn on all taps for a few seconds.

The day before leaving on your next outing, empty your fresh water tank.

Refill with fresh water and again flush through.

Refill once more and drive off.

We have been doing this ever since we first started motorhoming in the early nineties and never had any trouble.

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Martin, I’ve got some tablets to use home here, I’ll look them out and let you know when I find them. 😎
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Found them, sodium hypochlorite tablets. Text sent you.
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We squeeze a few lemons, about 12, and take the pips out, then get the pith off.
Chuck it in the tank with some water to dilute and drive around a bit to slosh around.
The important thing is to get the pips out and then pith off😃.
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I have kept clear of pumping a bleach solution through the Truma because it can cause pitting of the stainless steel.
Info from the net------
... Household bleach solutions are around 5.25% sodium hypochlorite. The hypochlorite ion (OCl-) is aggressive to stainless steel, acting in a similar way to wet chlorine gas, and like the chloride ion (Cl-), is a dangerous pitting corrosion hazard.

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We don't use the tank for drinking water only washing and washing up.
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Get a whale filter.


We fully drain and leave the lid off so it all dries put, I did get some tablets once from a chap on facts zappy61 or something he has/had a website.

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Get a whale filter.


We fully drain and leave the lid off so it all dries put, I did get some tablets once from a chap on facts zappy61 or something he has/had a website.


Mine are the ones I got from zappy a few years ago.

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I used to use Grahams zappy pills as well.

Found his website but not sure if he's doing them anymore.

http://zappysblog.co.uk/

I've messaged him, will let you know when I get a reply.

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Found them, sodium hypochlorite tablets. Text sent you.


Bleach???



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Found them, sodium hypochlorite tablets. Text sent you.



You gone all Yoda Si 😃 😃 😃

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I use Zappy's tabs too. I use my tank water for everything including drinking, but I'm very careful where I load from.

Of course I'm totally doolally, so maybe that's why.

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Doolally pop mate, full monty.
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Thanks all for the replies, sorry for my late response.  I did think of the Milton stuff which I'll probably use as I have some lying around that I used for cleaning our tea urn at my old job!  Bleach sounds wrong to me (done some limited work in water hygiene) but if it' been used without problems then I guess it's OK.

Thanks Simon for the offer of the tablets, may well take you up on that when the Milton runs out or I can't find it! 
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Thanks all for the replies, sorry for my late response.  I did think of the Milton stuff which I'll probably use as I have some lying around that I used for cleaning our tea urn at my old job!  Bleach sounds wrong to me (done some limited work in water hygiene) but if it' been used without problems then I guess it's OK.



Milton Sterilising Fluid is a form of bleach and contains sodium hypochlorite 2%.

A half teaspoonful of bleach in a full tank of water is just the same as Miltons.

May I ask what sort of work and where you did your (limited) work in water hygiene?



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