TAINTED WATER TANK

Submitted: Friday, Dec 14, 2001 at 01:00
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Can anybody help me get rid of the tainted taste in my watertank. Tank is on camper trailer and is of plastic construction... thanks
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Reply By: tim - Friday, Dec 14, 2001 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 14, 2001 at 01:00
1 try vanilla essence added to tank
2 there is a chlorine based addititive available at most camping/caravan outlets
3 both seem to work.
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Reply By: Graham - Friday, Dec 14, 2001 at 01:00

Friday, Dec 14, 2001 at 01:00
Scott,
The problem might lie in what u r using to fill the tank with and the hose delivering the water from the tank to the outlet. U never elaborated on the type of taint.
I had a problem with tainting (plastic taste)in my tank and replaced all the hoses including the hose I use to fill the tank, with "drinking water" hose which is available thru any specialist hose retailer, problem solved. Hope this helps.
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Reply By: Roger Lowry - Saturday, Dec 15, 2001 at 01:00

Saturday, Dec 15, 2001 at 01:00
Scott
What has been said about the hoses is true but to get the taint out you will need to flush your tank out with clean water then refill and put in some puratabs which are readily available from most camping and caravan outlets. Let this tank stand for a few days then reflush your tank add more tabs and Bobs your uncle.
Cheers Roger.
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Reply By: mudguts - Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00
Vanilla certainly works and agree with the others re water hoses.I've used an old publican's trick is to
flush the lines and tank with a strong lime cordial solution - it works fine but can be a bit sticky getting
the cordial into the tank.

cheers
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Reply By: Mark Wilson - Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00
I had a similar problem recently and fixed it by removing the tank from the camper trailer and emptying it of the contaminated plastic tasting water. I then mixed up a brew of 500gms of bi carb soda to about 30 litres of water and put it in the tank and mixed it round for a while. The next day I drained the tank and set it in the sun to completely dry out. I then fitted it to the trailer, filled it with water and its been fine ever since. Touch wood. Hope this helps.
regards Mark
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Reply By: scott - Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00
Thanks for all your replies. Whilst the camper has all the correct plumbing i must admit to using the old garden hose to fill tank. I will invest in a length of proper hose from now on. I sure after a bit of work this weekend using the above info the water out of my tank will be sweet as next time we use. Thanks again everyone this is a great forum and i have picked up lots of useful tips just reading through Cheers and hope to catch up in the bush.. Ill shout you a drink of water.....
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Reply By: Wayne Prictor - Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00

Monday, Dec 17, 2001 at 01:00
try a large bottle of Vanilla Essence with a full bucket of hot water put it in the tank
and leave it for 24 hours drain it and refill theTank,the taint should be gone . Hope this Helps
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