Jayco Alante 2023 Sanitizing Plumbing System User Manual

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Jayco Alante 2023 Sanitizing The Plumbing System User Manual

Sanitizing The Plumbing System

  • When your RV is new.
  • At the beginning and end of each season.
  • Every three months of use.
  • When the water system becomes contaminated.

Preparing to sanitize

Prepare a chlorine solution using 1/4 cup of household bleach (sodium hypochlorite solution) to one gallon (3.785 liters) of water in a container. Prepare one gallon of solution for every 15 gallons of tank capacity. This will result in a residual chlorine concentration of 50 ppm in the water system and should remain in system for at least 4 hours. If a 100 ppm concentration is prepared, use ½ cup of household bleach with one gallon of water. One gallon of the solution should be used for each 15 gallon of tank capacity. Allow remaining in the system for at least 1 hour.

NOTE:
Freshwater tank sizes vary by model. Contact your dealer or Customer Service for your specific tank size.

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How to Sanitize

  1. Turn the water heater power OFF (both electric and LP gas on the standard storage water heater). A single switch is inside the RV for the tankless water heater.
  2. Level the recreational vehicle and drain the freshwater system. (see Draining the Fresh Water System).
  3. Close the low point drain valves and the fresh water tank drain valve.
  4. Water filter preparation:
    • Full System Canister water filter (if so equipped): Remove the canister, take the filter out of the canister, then reattach the empty canister.
    • Bypass the cartridge water filter (if so equipped): Use the clear plastic tube (supplied with RV) to bypass the water filter.
  5. Connect a garden hose to the city water inlet (do not use your fresh water hose to sanitize the water lines or the tank).
  6. Set the colored-coded valves to the SANITIZE setting:
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    • White handle pointing right
    • Blue handle pointing down
    • Green handle pointing left
    • Red handle pointing up
      The water heater is automatically bypassed on this setting.
  7. Place the other end of the hose in a container holding sanitizing solution.
  8. Turn the pump switch ON (red LED will light). The solution will be drawn into the fresh water tank. Turn the pump OFF when solution has been drawn into the tank. To aid in siphoning, set the container on a surface approximately (2) feet off the ground. The drain valves must be turned OFF.
  9. Remove the chlorine container and finish filling the fresh water tank with clean (po-table) water until the tank is full. Keep the valves set on SANITIZE.
  10. Fill the fresh water tank full of clean (potable) water. Use water either from a pressur-ized source, or from a container. Tank level can be viewed on the monitor panel inside the RV.
    • Filling from a pressurized source: Set the valves to the POWER FILL TANK setting. Connect a non- toxic drinking hose to the city water fill inlet. Con- nect the other end of the hose to the pressurized water source. Turn on the water source and fill until is full (Do Not Overfill). Disconnect the hose from the water source first, then disconnect from the utility panel.Jayco Alante 2023 Sanitizing The Plumbing System User Manual 02
    • Syphon filling from a water container: Set the valves to the SANITIZE setting. Insert a hose into the city water fill inlet, place other end of the hose in a container of water. Turn pump ON to draw water into the tank until tank (Do Not Overfill). Remove the hose and the container. To aid in siphoning place the container approximately (2) feet off the ground.
      Jayco Alante 2023 Sanitizing The Plumbing System User Manual 03The drain valves must be closed.
  11. Leave the hose attached to the city water connection inlet and place other end of hose in a container of fresh water. Turn the pump ON. Fresh water will be siphoned into the tank. Turn pump OFF when tank is full. Disconnect the hose from utility center.
  12. After the recommended amount of sanitizing solution is in the tank make sure:
    • The water tank is full of fresh water
    • The cartridge water filter (if so equipped) is bypassed or the filter is removed from the full system canister water filter (if so equipped)
    • Power to water heater is turned OFF (both electric and LP gas). Water heater is bypassed (red handle sideways).
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  13. Set the valves to:
    • White handle pointing down
    • Blue handle pointing left
    • Green handle pointing up
    • Red handle pointing right
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  14. Turn the pump ON and sanitized water will flow into the water lines from the tank when a fixture is opened.
  15. Open all hot water faucets one by one until water begins to flow continuously and a chlorine smell is noticeable. Include outside shower faucets (if so equipped). Close hot water faucets. Repeat process with the cold water faucets.
  16. Turn OFF the water pump.
  17. Let the solution remain in the tank and lines for at least four hours when disinfecting with 50-PPM residual chlorine, and for at least one hour if using a 100-PPM chlorine concentration.
    NOTE: To thoroughly sanitize the fresh water tank, the unit should be driven around for a period of time allowing the solution to splash the sides and top
    of the tank.
  18. After the required period, drain the chlorine solution from the fresh water system. Fill the fresh water tank full of clean (potable) water. Use water from either a pressurized source, or siphon fill from a container (refer to the Sanitize tank fill setting).
  19. Power to water heater should be OFF (electric and LP Gas switches on standard stor-age water heater). Water heater is still bypassed. Single switch is inside the RV for the tankless water heater. When the fresh water tank is full, set the valves to the DRY CAMPING setting. Turn the pump ON to send water through the lines.
  20. Run water through all faucets (hot and cold, including outside shower) until chlorine smell is gone. Turn faucets and outside shower off, turn pump OFF.
  21. Drain the fresh water system again. If the RV has the full system canister water filter, remove the canister, reinstall the filter, and remove the bypass hose and reconnect the cartridge water filter.
  22. Refill the fresh water tank with fresh water again and when water heater is full of water, turn the water heater power ON.

Lingering Chlorine Taste:
If a chlorine taste lingers in the water, flush the water system with a solution consisting of one-quart vinegar to five gallons of clean water. Re-flush as necessary. The vinegar solution may damage the water heater or the water filter, so both must be bypassed again before performing this operation.
Follow the steps outlined in Draining the Fresh Water System with one exception, do not drain the water heater. Do not remove the water heater drain plug. For the full system canister water filter: remove the canister, take out the filter, then re-attach the empty canister.

Reference Links

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