Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 15-01-2011, 23:50   #1
Registered User
 
beau's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 757
Images: 1
Plastic Bladder Makes Water Taste Awful

I have had a plastic (PVC) water bladder for a while and lately the taste of the water has got really bad (plastic taste)
I have emptied and refilled the water tank and that has improved it a bit.
Any suggestions.
__________________

__________________
beau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2011, 01:07   #2
Registered User
 
marc2012's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: abbeville la
Boat: seawind II Patience
Posts: 542
Had same problem yrs. ago,sadly never able to rectify it .marc
__________________

__________________
marc2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2011, 01:16   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Australia
Boat: TBA
Posts: 295
Bad Taste

just check that the filler hose is "food grade" not your garden variety , they can look identical but you wouldn't beleive the bad taste out of the garden variety. i have been caught with this problem even in a stainless tank.
__________________
aclmck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2011, 04:40   #4
Registered User
 
marc2012's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: abbeville la
Boat: seawind II Patience
Posts: 542
You might try a filter.marc
__________________
marc2012 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2011, 06:29   #5
Registered User
 
Cormorant's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Catskill Mountains when not cruising
Boat: 31' homebuilt Michalak-designed Cormorant "Sea Fever"
Posts: 2,073
Every now and then I would worry about algae growth in ours, and I would rinse it with a bleach-water solution. I found that the bleach made the plastic taste in subsequent water batches worse. If I used StarSan (from my homebrew equipment) to sanitize the bladder, the plastic taste was much much less. Not sure if this has any bearing on your situation, but thought I'd mention it . . .
__________________
Cormorant is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2011, 07:15   #6
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bristol RI
Boat: Cape George 31
Posts: 633
Step 1: Rip out all that fool plumbing.
Step 2: keep all your water in Gal. jugs. Easy to inspect, refill, wash, not painful to throw out if moldy, cheap to replace.
__________________
Benz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2011, 08:51   #7
Registered User

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Boat: 40' Silverton Aftcabin with twin Crusaders
Posts: 1,590
IF THERE IS AVAILABLE SPACE, you would be wise to consider a new plastic tank for water storage.

Foggy
__________________
foggysail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2011, 08:52   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
DeepFrz's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Winnipeg
Boat: None at this time
Posts: 7,930
Quote:
IF THERE IS AVAILABLE SPACE, you would be wise to consider a new plastic tank for water storage.
Foggy
Or a stainless tank.
__________________
DeepFrz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2011, 09:23   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
Blue Stocking's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Georges, Bda
Boat: Rhodes Reliant 41ft
Posts: 4,117
Have you tried adding baking Soda to the water, it solved the problem in an auxiliary Vetus PVC tank I keep on board.
__________________
so many projects--so little time !!
Blue Stocking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-01-2011, 16:11   #10
Registered User
 
beau's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 757
Images: 1
How much baking soda /gallon
__________________
beau is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 20:00   #11
Registered User
 
seashine's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Coast Australia
Boat: Oldie but goodie 40' cat
Posts: 34
Images: 2
Re: Plastic Bladder Makes Water Taste Awful

We bought a yacht with bladders and have never had a problem with the taste because we use filters - inline both before it goes in to the tanks and right at the galley sink. Where possible we also fill from rainwater or spring water, as the chlorine (and other additives) in town water taste disgusting to people used to living off the land. Having said that, I am fairly certain those dreaded BPAs are in the lining of the bladders, so when money and time permit we will upgrade to HDPE or stainless tanks.
I take it you are referring to a chemical type taste, because if it's not a chemical taste perhaps a critter got into your tank somehow? Dead frogs are well known for making water taste disgusting, though rats and possums are worse! Just added that to help you smile: fresh water is one of the MAGNIFICENT joys of cruising so do whatever you can to remedy the problem!
__________________
***Be the change you want to see in the world*** Mahatma Gandhi
seashine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 20:25   #12
Senior Cruiser
 
senormechanico's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2003
Boat: Dragonfly 1000 trimaran
Posts: 5,830
Re: Plastic Bladder Makes Water Taste Awful

Switch to beer.
__________________
Memento,homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.
senormechanico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2011, 20:37   #13
Registered User
 
beau's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Brisbane Australia
Posts: 757
Images: 1
Re: Plastic Bladder Makes Water Taste Awful

We tried all the additives etc, nothing worked. We threw away the Vetus Bladder an bought another brand. No more problems.
__________________

__________________
beau is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
water

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
West Marine Water Bladder bcguy Provisioning: Food & Drink 5 24-05-2010 16:36
How to get chemical taste out of new black water tanks. dbatkinson Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 33 25-08-2008 16:03
How do you clean a new water tank/bladder? Lynx Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 1 22-05-2007 06:27
Water Bladder under Aft Bunk? Lynx Plumbing Systems and Fixtures 18 14-12-2006 00:33
Water tank smell and taste...No good CSY Man Construction, Maintenance & Refit 49 30-10-2005 20:52



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 14:21.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.