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Surgtech94

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Posted: 06/30/22 09:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a couple of 6 gallon Water Jugs(Camco) that I’d like to clean/disinfect the inside of. So we can use these to add additional water to the camper. What’s the best way? We have a water filter, but won’t attach to the water jugs. Thank you

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I usually use Hydrogen Peroxide. It's not caustic or harmful like bleach and still disinfects. Pour a bit in the bottles, fill with water, let sit for a bit and dump and let air dry.


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way2roll wrote:

I usually use Hydrogen Peroxide. It's not caustic or harmful like bleach and still disinfects. Pour a bit in the bottles, fill with water, let sit for a bit and dump and let air dry.



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Basically the same way you sanitize the water tank in your camper. For a six gallon jug you need very little bleach or peroxide. An ounce of bleach would be plenty. Fill the jug, let it sit for a couple hours, drain/fill twice.


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I hope your handle Surgetech deals with electrical surges and not surgery , if you don’t know how to disinfect a water jug….


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Put a few granules of hot tub sodium dichlor in the jugs. Don't have to deal with trying to get rid of the bleach taste.


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I'm a bleach user...quarter cup per 15 gallons.


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toedtoes wrote:

Put a few granules of hot tub sodium dichlor in the jugs. Don't have to deal with trying to get rid of the bleach taste.


To each his own but there's this warning on Sodium Dichlor; Harmful if swallowed. Ingestion may cause immediate pain and severe burns of the mucous membranes.

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1 oz of bleach to 6 gallons water. Leave sit for a hour, then flush.

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Boon Docker wrote:

1 oz of bleach to 6 gallons water. Leave sit for a hour, then flush.



Just what I have done for years.

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