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Old 03-28-2014, 02:23 PM   #26
Bill Ranson
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City: Deltaville, VA
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Cork
Vessel Model: Halvorsen GC32
Join Date: Nov 2013
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We only drink bottled water and use it for coffee as well. Our tank water is used for showers and dish washing. Several times a season I fill my tank with city water to about 1/4 full, add a quarter cup of Clorox, turn on all outlets until I smell the Clorox and then let it sit in the lines for 2 hours. I then run most of the water out and flush with new water. Cleans whole system. Most people tell me it's not a good idea and bad for the system components but I have done this in 6 different boats over 30 years with no damage and no problems.
I have had several older boats that I've had to replace water lines because the PO had taken on bad water or it smelled bad and simply would not clean up.
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