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Cleaning out the fresh water system

My new (to me) C250 comes with a little 12 gallon fresh water system. Fortunately the galley sink is upgraded with an electric pump, so flushing is easy.

The system was left about 2/3 full over the winter (previous owner should be shot!). Fortunately there does not appear to be any damage from freezing. What's in the tank looks orangish, so maybe it has some non-toxic antifreeze. But maybe it's alive - I have no idea.

What do you guys suggest to disinfect the system? Does a Clorox solution work, and if so how concentrated? Something else? I don't want to have chlorine smell for years, but I do want to make sure to knock out any really bad stuff.


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Thanks SD, will be refilling the water tanks on Saturday.

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If you are having trouble getting rid of the chlorine taste after the above treatment fill the tanks with a vinegar solution at a rate of 1 quart vinegar to 5 gallons of water, pump this through the system until you can smell vinegar at each tap. Then leave this solution in the tank for several days, then drain and refill with water.
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very good advice... vinegar is a good deodorizer.

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If you are having trouble getting rid of the chlorine taste after the above treatment fill the tanks with a vinegar solution at a rate of 1 quart vinegar to 5 gallons of water, pump this through the system until you can smell vinegar at each tap. Then leave this solution in the tank for several days, then drain and refill with water.

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