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Old 04-14-2014, 03:09 AM   #1
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Alka-seltzer water after de-winterization

Anyone have this problem?

After I dewinterized and refilled with fresh, my water in every faucet., both hot and cold is totally fizzy like a certain stomach remedy that used to say "plop plop fizz fizz..." - you get the picture. It doesn't matter whether it's from fresh water tank or city water. We don't drink the water but am afraid to use it for shower now.

It's especially noticeable in the toilet where it will fizz for 2 or 3 seconds and then go clear.

I've probably run 50 gals through the system by now and it hasn't gone away. I've never seen this. Anyone had this problem?
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:12 AM   #2
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I get that every once in a while, always thought it was from the antifreeze.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:22 AM   #3
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Me too at first, but no "pink" to be seen. We're on our annual trip to Myrtle Beach so counting my house, that's the third different water supply and I still have it. The only changes since last year are the antifreeze, a new identical water filter, and a new identical anode rod (I buy two of everything). No leaks either. What a head scratcher...
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:29 AM   #4
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Mike we have the same problem. Speedy fizz water. This was our second week and it still remains. This weekend I am going to drain the hot water tank and start over. I'm wondering if it is residual antifreeze and just takes time to be rinsed out. Hope there is an answer out there.
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Wonder if they changed the composition of the antifreeze over the last few years. I would get it on my Montana too- I could always tell it was there using the outside sprayer on the street.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:18 PM   #6
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You fellows could be on to something. We've never experienced that problem since we stopped forcing the RV to Drink the Pink KoolAide.
Makes things so much easier not going through that routine anymore.
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Old 04-14-2014, 03:58 PM   #7
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Maybe it is the antifreeze, but wouldn't air infiltration also do that ?

maybe it's cavitation in the pump making the water / air mix ????

just offering an alternative...
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You might be on to something. I was thinking it might be infiltration on the low pressure side as there are no leaks. I'll have to check the fittings but then again, no leaks with city water side either so go figure...
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:44 PM   #9
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John,

That could be, given whenever I see the foam I just dewinterized the system and there is probably air in quite a few places. I don't have leaks, or the water pump would occasionally let me know.

I drain everything whenever we park it, so now I wonder if it foams each time I recharge it. Cmon spring!! Snow every other day around here
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:06 PM   #10
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What about a crack on the suction side?
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