I'm about to de-winterize my TT. My DW always says she can taste a little anti-freeze the first few outings. I know you can use some bleach or baking soda to kill the antifreeze taste but in what strength? Thx in advance!
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Bleach is for killing bacteria though if you sanitize your water system (should be done a couple of times a year anyway) it will probably help get rid of any remaining oily taste from antifreeze just by the extra flushing of the lines. If all you want is to remove the taste some extra flushing alone should do that but why not kill two birds etc. For sanitizing use between1/4 and 1/2 cup per each ten gallons of fresh water capacity and run it through all water lines until you can smell the chlorine odor. Leave it in the lines for several hours then drain both fresh water tank and hot water tank and flush with lots of fresh water.
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Not sure, but will say we had that problem UNTIL I made sure to also let clean water run thru low point drains, water heater, and outside kitchen faucet (hot and cold). Any small stubs with antifreeze still in them will make water taste funny for a long time.
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I'd highly recommend sanitizing as part of dewinterizing. First, it helps in getting the last bits of the pink stuff out of the system, especially if one runs it through every single valve. Second, the pink stuff isn't an antiseptic -- nasties can grow on/in it as well, so dumping it out and sanitizing should be part of basic hygiene before hitting the road.
I also like adding a pass of rinsing with baking soda. This does nothing to kill bugs, but it helps with taste/odor control.
I dump half a small box into a bucket of water, pour that in, add water until the tank is full, then open up all faucets and run them all until the FW tank is empty. Then, just for grins, I run a final rinse (fill up FW tank, open up all valves.)