un mothballing cleaning tanks

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  1. SC 05 OUT

    SC 05 OUT Funster

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    Ok Its time to un mothball the mh, Ive done a pre check, check, everythings working ok and no leaks I can see so alls good to go

    but I feel I need to clean the tanks, both fresh and waist as its been stood far too long,

    when we had the C van I used to use a mild solution of milton in the fresh barrels, pump this through the system, leave in pipes for a few hours, then flush into the waist barrels, then flush thought will lots of clean water, Im presuming this will be the same for the M home, or is there a beter way,

    I did intend to give the M home a run on bendy roads with the water is in the waist tank to lossen any crud

    are there any chemicals I can put down the drains to help clean the tank out (such as SUPER WAIST TANK CLEANER) or is above ok

    then I'll drain it all down again till we go away just in case of nasty mr frost
     
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    Cheap orange squash concentrate in the fresh tank driven and then flushed out. Bio washing liquid in the drains and waste tanks,Tescos Valiue bio liquid 80 per litre and is also good for the loo, better than blue.
     
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    I can see how that works, but the orange?

    thanks
     
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    I must admit I use tesco's own 'milton', put it in fresh water tank and pour down sink and shower drain. After letting it sit in fresh tank for while I open taps and let it run through. I does need a fl;ush through with fresh water after as the taste of milton is not great:shout:
     
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    I haven't heard of the orange trick, but have spoken to those who have used cheap coca cola at a method of cleaning the grey tanks and preventing nasty niffs :BigGrin:
    I use the ASDA milton method myself :Smile:
     
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    Either that or use some cheap imitation Coca Cola for the fresh tank

    Petet
     
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    Milton for the water tank , biological washing powder for the waste.
    We also put the powder down the shower trap and a spoon down each sink , followed by some hot water from the kettle, after each weekend away.
    Keeps things smelling fresh.
    Bio washing powder is brilliant for dissolving fat and gunk.
    You must use HOT water for it to work though.
    Something to do with the enzymes :Wink:
    Bev
     
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    So a couple of litres of Coca cola per full tank? mines around 40 litres I think.

    Thanks
     
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    Couple of litres of cola in the tank and drive around a bit to churn it up was the way I was told it for the waste tanks :Smile:
     
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    Have always done fresh water tanks with CAMPDEN tablets from home brewing suppliers, I work on the theory if its good enough to sterilise for beer, wine it must be good for water.


    Dave :thumb:
     
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    last time i did the fresh tank i chucked a whole liter of milton and a couple of liters of water in.

    removed the big red inspection cover and got my arm in and washed it with a sponge.
    drew some water through the taps and left it overnight then drained and flushed.

    i now use a General Ecology water filter so dont bother with the fresh tank now...with the filter the drinking water is so clean its nearly sterile.

    last time i did the grey tank i used a cupful of toilet blue and a couple of gallons of water....drive around to agitate and leave overnight then drain.

    figured if it disolves s**t it will disolve any crud in there.

    if you can get into the tank then chuck a bag of ice cubes in as well before going for a drive.
     
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    There you go, Seb lad. Orange you glad you asked?
     
  13. SC 05 OUT

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    as an aside to this thread, does anybody know how to get milton of a carpit (house) and how to mope up 4 lts of pepsi for the mh



    only kidding
     
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    A mixture of Battery acid & concentrated Orange juice should sort that out :BigGrin:
     
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