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Greenhand 04-06-2014 20:39

Cleaning water tanks with vinegar
 
I did this today. I ran the water through all of the faucets, let it sit a while and flushed, flushed, flushed. However, whenever vinegar water came through the galley faucet, it was fizzy, as if I had also added baking soda.

Anyone know why? Is this a big concern?

DeepFrz 04-06-2014 20:42

Re: Cleaning water tanks with vinegar
 
Aerator in the faucet?

Greenhand 04-06-2014 20:53

Re: Cleaning water tanks with vinegar
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DeepFrz (Post 1557297)
Aerator in the faucet?

I think so, but I thought I could tell the difference between vinegar water and fresh water.

colemj 05-06-2014 06:21

Re: Cleaning water tanks with vinegar
 
Calcium deposits and hard water scale being dissolved. If you have aluminum tanks, then it may also be aluminum hydroxide.

Neither of these indicate a problem.

Mark

thinwater 05-06-2014 06:40

Re: Cleaning water tanks with vinegar
 
Just curious. Was the vingar diluted or full strength?

If diluted it is often little more than good mold food. After all, it is biodegradeable and was made by fermentation. pH swings are not a very effective sterilyzing method unless quite extreme and sustained.


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