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Posted: 04/17/12 03:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello all,

Last summer I continually found small white particles lodged inside the kitchen faucet head of our camper. The camper was bought new as a 1 year left over in 2009 (camper is 2008). The problem seems not to get any worse, but does not seem to clear up either. It is annoying having to clean the head of the faucet by disassembling it so the stream sprays correctly. I cannot seem to find a cause of this, any ideas?

The water tank has been used a great deal, so doubt it is anything left from manufacturing process. The white substance almost resembles small sand particles, but they are clear/white color.

Dave


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Posted: 04/17/12 03:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Probably when they cut holes in the tank for sensors, pipes etc, the pieces of the tank fall inward.
I've found similar in the filter to my water pump.





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Posted: 04/17/12 03:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Flush your h/w tank. It should be flush at least once a year. I had those white particles in my tank and gave it a good flushing.

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Posted: 04/17/12 04:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check the condition of the anode rod if the hot water tank has one.

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ecoast wrote:

may also be mineralization


That's what it is.

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NC-Hawk wrote:

Check the condition of the anode rod if the hot water tank has one.
This was my thought as well. Just went through this with the house.


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Posted: 04/17/12 03:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

narcodog wrote:

Flush your h/w tank. It should be flush at least once a year. I had those white particles in my tank and gave it a good flushing.


I had the same and do the same .


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may also be mineralization


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Calcium/mineral build up in water heater. Remove heater drain plug, flush until white particles stop coming out. Do this at least twice/yr.


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Posted: 04/17/12 07:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If it is mineralization, what does one do to get rid of it and prevent it? What causes this? This is my first truck camper so I am still learning.

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