Westy water tank cleaning

Again, with all the Westy stuff out of the van and scattered around the place, I can do things easier… like really cleaning out the water tank. Over the years I have used chlorine bleach and more recently sodium percarbonate ( much nicer) at least onec a year to keep the tank reasonable “sweet”. But with the tank out, I could see grunge in the bottom grooves formed during casting of the tank. It looked like hard water deposits, so out with the heavy guns, HCl. Not too much mind you, mixed with water, but I can’t give the molarity of resulting solution. It did take care of the deposits and cleaned up the level indicator electrodes. You don’t want to be scrubbing a plastic tank like this with abrasive cleansers, that scratches the plastic and give dirt etc more places to cling on to.

  1. #1 by Tom on August 3, 2010 - 7:45 pm


    Impressive. You said something about moles. I think Avogadro did, too.

    I’d love to know so I don’t buy too much.


    • #2 by albell on August 3, 2010 - 7:50 pm

      For a good time call: 6.0221415 × 10^23



  2. #3 by simon on August 5, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    Nice! I’d drink out of that tank.. that’s saying something!

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