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New Post 6/13/2011 11:55 AM
  melissa
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How to remove the smell of anti-freeze from water system 
Modified By melissa  on 6/13/2011 10:57:08 AM)
Hi Folks,
I have a problem with an awful chemical smell from the winterizing (anti-freeze) that was done to the water system in my Jayco travel trailer. I've been trying to flush it out for a year & a half now. I've let the hose run through the system for hours. Still smells terrible. When I got it the stuff looked like strawberry kool-aide.
I was hesitant to put bleach in the system due to corrosivity. Is there a good way to get rid of that smell. I live in FL and keep the trailer inside. I won't put anything in it for freeze protection.
Thanks for any help!
 
New Post 6/13/2011 11:58 AM
  angela
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Re: How to remove the smell of anti-freeze from water system 
Pour a cup of bleach in the tank with half a tank of water. drive around and then drain it through your systems. Should do it.
 
New Post 6/13/2011 12:00 PM
  padmej
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Re: How to remove the smell of anti-freeze from water system 
Don't be afraid to use bleach, just don't use too much. In fact you should be sanitizing your system with bleach 1-2 times per year.
 
New Post 6/13/2011 12:02 PM
  henryinreallife
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Re: How to remove the smell of anti-freeze from water system 
The first step is to drain as much water out of the tank as you can. Then refill with fresh water and drain again. This time use all the facets, drains, etc. that your specific rig has. You may need to do this several times and in most cases you do not have to completely fill the water tank to do this drain since most plumbing sucks off the bottom of the tank. I do several partial fills and drains in the spring, as well a 1-2 complete fills and drain (one wit bleach).
 
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