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Post by Junige36 Thu 29 Mar 2018 - 16:17

We have a truma Eplus combi heating system . Don't use stored water for drinking only washing, but have read advertsfor puriclean to clean your tank and run through taps to kill biofilm and other nasties says it's safe to use on stainless steel boilers ....has anyone used it or what do you use..
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Post by Peter Brown Thu 29 Mar 2018 - 17:23

Just clean fresh water - no additives except during a de-scale/

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Post by Paulmold Thu 29 Mar 2018 - 18:03

I add Aquasol to the first tankful after a few weeks without use. After that first fill, just plain water and use it for drinking and washing etc.

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Post by woodlice Thu 29 Mar 2018 - 19:09

Yep plain fresh water. I take a fresh water container for drinking water for the first trip after that we drink from the tank
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Post by Gromit Thu 29 Mar 2018 - 22:40

woodlice wrote:Yep plain fresh water. I take a fresh water container for drinking water for the first trip after that we drink from the tank
We don't even take a container of water if I've done the sterilising correctly. A couple of flushes through and the water has little or no residual taste. If it does taste a bit of chlorine we drink coffee instead of tea - as we do if we fill up with water that has been too heavily treated.

Can't stand tea that tastes of anything other than Harrogate!  hugegrins
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Post by daisy mae Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 0:46

I carry two 5 litre water containers for drinking water, tank water for hot drinks, showers, anything else.

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Post by Maasai Warrior Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 7:52

Same here daisy mae. We have a neat ten litre container with a, so far, leakproof tap! We place it on our work surface for use throughout the day or night. The Broadway EB has quite a bit of surfaces in the kitchen area, means it doesn’t get in the way. It’s also light enough to carry to and from a water point, three quarters full. 

I do the dumping of waste water, topping up the freshwater onboard tank and deal with the toilet stuff! My wife fetches the drinking water! I have asked if we could swap duties as they seem a little unbalanced to me! I got a short sharp reply, who do you think cooks your meals! That’s me told! hugegrins

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Post by daisy mae Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 9:00

Ooops thats you told then, hugegrins I do everything on mine, no problem, if hubby goes sometimes he will help now and again.


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Post by Gromit Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 9:09

Has anyone found a link to Zappy's Tablets recently?

Graham (who ran it) was a very nice chap who often gave sound advice on tank and pipework cleaning, and the sterilising tablets he sold for pennies made the job very easy.

He seems to have vanished however, which is a shame. (There is a website of a similar name, but nothing to do with Graham.)
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Post by Paulmold Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 9:40

Think he's packed up Dave, I looked sometime last year for his website. I think we still have details as a 'sticky' in  the 'diesel in water' thread, needs removing?

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Post by Slaphead Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 10:28

We use 2L supermarket bottled water for drinking water (also at home) and use tank water for everything else, tea, teeth cleaning etc and of course ,cooking.  Neither of us no longer likes the taste of water from the tap due to the taste that modern treatment affects the quality of the water.

Pity really, as the majority of the water in Scotland is really excellent until it is treated with chlorine etc.

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Post by Cymro Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 10:47

Typical response from an Old F**t: "have been motorhoming for 30 years; did once put steradent tablets in tank at start of a season, but enthusiasm wore off; usually just fill up tank with pure Taff's Well water (via garden hose) and had no issues."   So far........

Now, where's the Imodium???
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Post by daisy mae Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 11:16

Slaphead wrote:We use 2L supermarket bottled water for drinking water (also at home) and use tank water for everything else, tea, teeth cleaning etc and of course ,cooking.  Neither of us no longer likes the taste of water from the tap due to the taste that modern treatment affects the quality of the water.

Pity really, as the majority of the water in Scotland is really excellent until it is treated with chlorine etc.

At home we have an extra water tap for drinking,/ cooking it has a filter under the sink which is changed every three years. water has chemicals taken out. use to have the jug system, this way is more convenient also cheaper overall, after initial pay out.
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Post by Junige36 Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 12:58

Looks like all this info re bio film etc in your taps and pipes is just an advertising ploy to buy some chemicals . Having seem Puriclean in an accessory shop ....just wondered whether I should be using it or something similar, I will save my pennies.
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Post by matts vw Fri 30 Mar 2018 - 14:44

Hi, I use puriclean at start of each season, dissolve a few spoonfuls in a pint glass, tip it in and fill with water, leave a couple of hours then run through taps etc, drain tank, fill tank with clean water, run taps etc, drain tank and ready to go, I also have a filter on the sink tap as I drink plain water, the filter has to be removed before using puriclean as it ruins the type of filter I have, I replace my filter every year as I prefer bottle quality water out of my tap, the filter costs a lot for what it is but what I was spending on bottled water was the same, now I don't have to carry or fetch bottled water with shopping

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