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Old 30-06-2020, 21:25   #16
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Re: White, foamy water coming from potable tanks

DON'T DRINK IT UNTIL YOU ARE SURE IT IS SAFE.

That white stuff is possibly a bacterial slime. If it proves to be so, your tanks will have to be drained and sterilized using chlorine. I would do it anyway.

I use the Milton tablets used to sterilize baby feeders--but at a pinch any chlorine bleach will do. In the meanwhile, buy your drinking water because the mains supply seems suspect to me.
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Even a small amount of potable anti freeze mixed in will definitely cause the water to come out foamy white.

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Re: White, foamy water coming from potable tanks

If the bleach is too high it can attack the plastic plumbing. My water maker people recommend a cap of bleach in 5 gals then pump turn on each faucet until you smell chorline at each faucet to santize the whole system but not to leave it longer than overnight. After that flush with a lot of untreated water to clear out the bleach. Based on that the 8 oz for 50 gals sounds high.


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Re: White, foamy water coming from potable tanks

It's not the potable antifreeze per se. I would bet folding money that too little was used, it fermented, and the sturdy foam is bacteria and yeast.


a. You MUST use 35% PG.
b. It's best if you get it out as soon as we are above freezing.
c. There should be NONE in the tanks, only in the lines (dry the tanks).


But yeah, if you dilute the PG, even with water in the lines, and leave it there until July, you will get Boones Farm. ANY antifreeze will do this, including EG and alcohol. I've seen engine AF do this if not run often enough to cook it and with an open cap.
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