All Bleach is Not the Same - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-30-2016, 08:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
CampyTime's Avatar
 
Name: Wendy Lee
Trailer: Scamp 13' Standard
New York
Posts: 1,061
Registry
All Bleach is Not the Same

Hi Friends,

Just passing along something I learned today. I went to sanitize my water lines today with the Clorox I had which was a scented version.

It says on label that it will not sanitize or disinfect, that regular bleach must be used. I had no idea, as I used it this spring to sanitize. Guess I never did!

So I googled it and apparently regular bleach is 5% solution of sodium hypochlorite while scented varieties are only 2.75%

Just passing along to try and help others avoid my blunders. I would have never thought so, and was a good thing I felt possesed to read the label today.

Cheers,
Wendy

Sent from my VS985 4G using Fiberglass RV mobile app
__________________

__________________
CampyTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2016, 09:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Bobbie Mayer's Avatar
 
Name: Bobbie
Trailer: 2011 Escape 15A
Washington
Posts: 3,231
Registry
It probably can't be strong enough to disinfect or it would kill the fragrance chemicals, too. But what good is it if it doesn't disinfect?
__________________

__________________
Bobbie Mayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2016, 09:55 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobbie Mayer View Post
But what good is it if it doesn't disinfect?
They claim it does a good job of getting out stains in clothing without damaging colours & makes them smell nice and fresh ..... or something like that.

Clorox does make a regular bleach that does disinfect though.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 05:33 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
CampyTime's Avatar
 
Name: Wendy Lee
Trailer: Scamp 13' Standard
New York
Posts: 1,061
Registry
Right. That's what I went out and purchased! Live and learn.

Sent from my VS985 4G using Fiberglass RV mobile app
__________________
CampyTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 07:10 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Name: Lyle
Trailer: Scamp 13
None
Posts: 490
While I'm thinking that, given enough time, the less concentrated would eventually disinfect, I think they probably don't want the liability of having folks use it for that when so many sources give the instructions based on a 5% solution. They are mostly attempting to not muddy the waters, so to speak.

At least that would be my contention. A 2.75% solution is still stronger than a 5% solution mixed at a 1:10 ratio of bleach to water which is the conventional dilution suggested.

Anyway, regardless of the above, my bigger concern would be adding the additional "scent" chemicals into my water supply - I wouldn't be comfortable with that.
__________________
LyleB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 10:29 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Kai in Seattle's Avatar
 
Name: Kathleen
Trailer: Amerigo FG-16 1973 "Peanut"
Washington
Posts: 1,415
Registry
Agreed; wouldn't necessarily want to drink water with "woodsy-fresh scent!"

"Lemon-fresh" might be ok, though. 8)
__________________
Semper ubi sub ubi.
Kai in Seattle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 10:32 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Name: Roger
Trailer: U Hall VT
Michigan
Posts: 394
Registry
Smile

Swimming pool chlorine is 5% will kill mold on most everything!
__________________
Roger Kimble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 10:54 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
mmeyer's Avatar
 
Name: Michael J
Trailer: U-Haul VT
Indiana
Posts: 468
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by LyleB View Post
While I'm thinking that, given enough time, the less concentrated would eventually disinfect, I think they probably don't want the liability of having folks use it for that when so many sources give the instructions based on a 5% solution. They are mostly attempting to not muddy the waters, so to speak.

At least that would be my contention. A 2.75% solution is still stronger than a 5% solution mixed at a 1:10 ratio of bleach to water which is the conventional dilution suggested.

Anyway, regardless of the above, my bigger concern would be adding the additional "scent" chemicals into my water supply - I wouldn't be comfortable with that.
Correct on all of the above.
One standard operating procedure to sanitize new water mains is to add enough Chlorine solution(bleach) to the main and flush that slug(typically greater than 50 ppm) to the other end until you smell the chlorine, let it sit for a day flush it with the normal water(typically 1-3 ppm) then do a bacteria test to prove its OK.For comparison 5% bleach is probably 40,000 ppm. The other issue is that the bleach chlorine constantly looses strength the older it gets so you should probably err on the high side when making the dilutions, just have to rinse more.
__________________
mmeyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 04:02 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Name: Lee
Trailer: Casita
Texas
Posts: 217
Registry
Ive never used scented chlorine for anything but its nice to know that isn't as strong as the regular stuff.
__________________
Lee
Captleemo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 07:31 PM   #10
Member
 
Rich and Rei's Avatar
 
Name: Rich
Trailer: 1970 Trails West Campster and 2012 Lil Snoozy
Kansas
Posts: 45
Registry
Good to know about Clorox.
Didnt know the scented was not as strong-never thought to look.
Thanks for the info.
__________________
Rich and Rei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 07:41 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
CampyTime's Avatar
 
Name: Wendy Lee
Trailer: Scamp 13' Standard
New York
Posts: 1,061
Registry
You're welcome. I thought it good info to share as I didn't realize it either. I had used the clean linen scent in spring and I never really disinfected the lines. Oops!

Sent from my VS985 4G using Fiberglass RV mobile app
__________________
CampyTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2016, 11:25 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Name: Daniel A.
Trailer: Bigfoot 17.0 1991 dlx
British Columbia
Posts: 534
Registry
I made chlorine as my work career even 2.5% will do the job if left a bit longer.
__________________
Daniel A. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2016, 04:38 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
CampyTime's Avatar
 
Name: Wendy Lee
Trailer: Scamp 13' Standard
New York
Posts: 1,061
Registry
I'm sure that's true in the end, but I read the bottle and got the regular bleach. Call me a robot! Anyway didn't rinse enough first time as antifreeze went clear. Another day.

Sent from my VS985 4G using Fiberglass RV mobile app
__________________

__________________
CampyTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

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
Suburban VRX-6X WH (Propane). Anodes the same for all? Losthwy Plumbing | Systems and Fixtures 2 05-20-2015 02:47 PM
Breakaway cable; are Bargman's all the same? paulitzlee2 Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 0 07-08-2010 07:31 PM
Do I add bleach to water tank ? Garret Walther Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 2 09-21-2009 01:34 PM
Absolute proof that ALL males are the same Gina D. Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 9 11-19-2008 08:39 AM
I always use the same login ID for forums ... Karen H. Forum Admin, News & Announcements 2 07-05-2006 09:16 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.