Plastic taste in water tank

Submitted: Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00
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I have one of the new ARB water tanks and have tried a few remedies to get the plastic taste out of the tank without much success. What has worked for me before with the metal tanks does not seem effective with the plastic tank. Any suggestions?
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00
Clay, I have a bladder type tank, and used a bleach solution to clean in out and then rinsed it with Bicarb, to get rid of the taste of the bleach. Worked fine
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Reply By: Mike - Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00
Clay, forget the bleach, it's a bit dangerous if you dont get it all out. several flushes with Bi-carb will do the job. If you can leave one lot in for a little while, it will do the job beautifully. Happy trails, Mike.
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Reply By: dianne - Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00
bad luck having spent all that money to have an after taste.Don't use bleach it is really hard to get the taste out. You could try vanilla essence at least the taste would be more pleasant Di
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Reply By: Sean - Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00
Best thing is to fill it with whiskey and leave the water out: no taste of bleach either
sean
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Reply By: Rob - Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00
Clay
There's a few good suggestions above but I'd also give ARB a call and raise the issue with them. One thing I've found with ARB is they typically have great after sales service. Good chance to test it out if you've paid money for a product and are not happy. Rob
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Reply By: Terry- Tuesday, Apr 30, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2002 at 00:00
Clay
All of the above suggestions are right but to help reduce the taste in the first place, you use a clear plastic hose for filling (purchased from any hardware store)- not the ordinary garden hose. Then you carry this with you and use it for filling from here on in.
Terry
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Follow Up By: Graham - Tuesday, Apr 30, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2002 at 00:00
Even a better idea is to purchase "drinking water " hose from a hose specialist. It looks like garden hose, only clear and 20 metres of 12mm hose cost me around $40. As Terry said, carry it with u with standard hose fittings to enable u to fill up while on the road. Also make sure to replace your delivery hose (hose between tank and tap)
Cheers Graham
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Reply By: Member - George - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 00:00
Clay, I used Milton steralizing fluid initially to purify the bladder, then rigged up a charcoal water filter to use for repleneshing as often the water is tainted with chlorine. I take the filter with me and use my shower water pump, via the filter for refils from creeks and waterholes etc. Works well if a bit bulky.
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Reply By: Rob - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, May 24, 2002 at 00:00
Clay
Try metabisulphite, the stuff that u use to clean out bottles for home brews. Avalable in home brew shops.
Cheers
Rob
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Reply By: gg - Wednesday, Jun 26, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2002 at 00:00
try hot water and some by carbonated soda and vinegar and leave for a while donot seal lid
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