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Old 15-07-2012, 06:28   #46
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Re: Cleaning the Fresh Water System

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My pressurized water in the galley is foamy and smells bad...a little like curdled milk, and the pump water in the galley is clear with no smell. Any ideas on what is happening and how to fix?" I read the posts about shocking the fresh water system.
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Re: Cleaning the Fresh Water System

Have you checked the conditiion of the anode in the heater, sometimes causes a smell similar. Foamy, not sure.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Brad.
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Hi Folks,
My pressurized water in the galley is foamy and smells bad...a little like curdled milk, and the pump water in the galley is clear with no smell. Any ideas on what is happening and how to fix?" I read the posts about shocking the fresh water system.
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Define pressured water please.
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Hi Captain Mike,
By pressurized, I mean the faucet that doen't need to be pumped to get water out of it. The faucet that needs to be pumped is coming out clean with no foam or smell. The foam is like disch soap foam.
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Re: Cleaning the Fresh Water System

Hmm, there is a gauze filter on many of the pumps, I would be looking at that for a starter. Does the pumped water have a cannister type filter by chance, so stopping the foaming?

Do a search on here for bleach if you want to shock the system. We do ours annually.

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I'm going to guess we're talking about the cold water circuit on the pressure side. Foaming would indicate air induction. Smell would indicate growth of something. Could be that the pressure system has a filter and operates in different hose then the manual. More likely that the pressure system by pumping more volume is pumping air and water and such the volume that it is capable of makes the smell air borne. Where the hand pump is not pumping volume equal to the electric pump. Shock treat the system clean or replace filter and tighten all fittings.
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I'm going to guess we're talking about the cold water circuit on the pressure side. Foaming would indicate air induction. Smell would indicate growth of something. Could be that the pressure system has a filter and operates in different hose then the manual. More likely that the pressure system by pumping more volume is pumping air and water and such the volume that it is capable of makes the smell air borne. Where the hand pump is not pumping volume equal to the electric pump. Shock treat the system clean or replace filter and tighten all fittings.
Sounds about right but I would not use bleach if I could avoid it go to a caravan website and buy a tin of water purifier/cleanser then if it does not work change the filter and do it again Puriclean, Milton, Citroxx Bio, sterilize it at the start of every season & replace the filter cartridge if there is one. Mine says to use milton & run it through all the taps for 15 mins, then flush through with about 4 gallons clean water. Personally, I'd do it as nasties like legionaires and other stuff can lurk in stagnant water.



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