This is my first TT and I had the dealer do the winterizing on it, so all the lines have the pink stuff in it. I understand I need to run the water to get rid of that. But do I need to do anything with the hot water heater? Also what about the water tank, now I have never used the fresh water tank but just in case do I need to fill it a few times then drain it to make sure all the pink stuff is gone. I don't know if they even did anything to the fresh water, just guessing and hoping they did.
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It is ALWAYS a good idea to sanitize your entire water system at least once a year so when you de-winterize is a really good time to do that.
After you open up your water heater and drain the antifreeze from the lines via the low point drains, then flush them with fresh water it's time to sanitize to kill bacteria in the lines.
Empty all lines again, empty the water heater also and the fresh water storage tank. close all drains and add a household bleach and water solution that is 1/4 cup of bleach for each 10 gallons of fresh water capacity (water tank plus water heater). After you've mixed this solution in a gallon jug, put it in the FW tank then fill the tank and water heater with the solution. run each faucet individually until you can smell the bleach in the water as it comes out. Do this for hot and cold and be sure you get ALL of the lines. don't forget the toilet, dog shower also. Leave the solution in the water lines for several hours (three or four should be plenty) then drain and flush the system until the bleach odor and taste is gone from the system. Now your water system should be safe and pure for use for the summer.
It is best to remove any filters in your system before sanitizing as the filter can remove the bleach. Also, the bleach will ruin the filter at that strength.
Good luck / Skip
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Can't argue that it might be a good idea, but so far we've done it once since 2000. I just run water thru lines until no pink. Remove anode rod or plastic plug on water heater and run until no pink. Remember outside shower if you have one.
I drain fresh water tank and then run water into it until drain output runs clear. Close drain, add a bit of water, and run pump until no pink in faucet. Then partially fill fresh water tank, then drain, then put in a few gallons for traveling.
I think that's it for water part of dewinterize. Note I drain pink stuff on lawn, never seems to cause trouble, but our lawn isn't bluegrass (if that matters).
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Flush the lines out. The water tank should have been drained. Add water to it to see if the tank drain is still open.
Just make sure you get water out from the water heater drain and fill it before you turn it on.
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