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joel

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Re: How do you treat your drinking water?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2021, 06:26:32 PM »
Thanks.  Empty dry tanks will definitely say clean. 

We used the boat intermittently, so drying them between uses is a PIA.

Confirmed with QL that the tanks are 304 stainless.

Found a product called CleanTabs.  Supposed to be safe for stainless.

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Re: How do you treat your drinking water?
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2021, 06:36:18 PM »
Our tanks are 304 ss and they do not like chlorine so any water into the tank goes through a chlorine filter or water maker. We live on the boat about 5 months a year in the windwards  and run tank water through a filter before consuming. At the end of the season, we pull off the inspection port and sponge  dry the interior, leaving the port open so oxygen can hopefully delay leaks due to corrosion. We have done this 14 years and have not been poisoned yet and the water is not discolored at season end. Maybe you do not need chlorine.

joel

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Re: How do you treat your drinking water?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 01:53:04 PM »
Perhaps they are stainless?  I guess I could check with QL.

Either way, chlorine is not recommended.

I empty the tanks when the boat will be sitting, and the water quality is improving, but I doubt it is drinkable.  I will be adding a watermaker, but I still need to store the water in a tank.

Joel


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Re: How do you treat your drinking water?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 01:09:32 PM »
I just found this chart.  It seems to suggest that chlorine might not be ok in stainless steel tanks either.

https://www.haywardflowcontrol.com/i.../ChemChart.pdf

NordicSunII

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Re: How do you treat your drinking water?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2021, 12:59:33 PM »
Joel, I also thought the Hylas 44 had stainless  steel water tanks.   Does yours really have monel tanks? How can I verify my are stainless steel?

One option is to install a water maker.  When you make water I assume you don't need to treat it. 

How much chlorine should you  use per 40 gallons of water? 

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Re: How do you treat your drinking water?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 02:59:51 PM »
The tanks in Legacy H49#64 as far as I know are stainless not monel. Turnover is the best to keep them fresh. A wife with long hair

joel

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How do you treat your drinking water?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 02:25:37 PM »
I've read that one should not put chlorine in monel water tanks, but I want to have water that is potable in my tanks.  Buying gallons of water to drink is wasteful and expensive ($7 a gallon in Bermuda1).

How do you keep your water tanks fresh?

Joel
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