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Old 11-23-2009, 04:50 PM   #1
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09 Salem La winterize problem

Hello, I'm trying to winterize our TT and the antifreeze keeps blowing out the city water inlet connection. I have turned the 3 valves at the water heater bypass line. Couldn't find the hose at the pump so I cut the one going into the pump,it sucks the jug good but blows the antifreeze out the inlet connection.Under the TT are 2 lines one with a cut off valve asumed it was the water holding tank drain , the other one was just hanging beside it. Could it be the suckion line? haven't had this prob before with other TT. It's a 2009 salem la 292fks ,,,,tks
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Old 11-23-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
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There is probably a check valve on the city water suppy line that is malfunctioning. That should close off any time the onboard pump is in operation. It is possible either the spring is broken in the check valve, or there is something blocking the valve keeping it open.

If you don't see a 3-way valve on the inlet side of your pump, then you probably don't have a built in antifreeze suction line.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:27 PM   #3
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Do yourself a BIG favor and forget the antifreeze and use compressed air. So much easier and not such a hassle in the spring trying to flush all that pink stuff out of your lines.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:01 PM   #4
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Thanks alot ,,I'll look some more tomorrow,,the compressed air is a good idea, is that hard to do? Do ya set your air compressor to just 60 lb.? I 've never had this much problem before to winterize. Oh the hose I cut was coming out of the suction side of pump and going through the floor, beside the one with the cut off valve.
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Old 11-23-2009, 10:53 PM   #5
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Thanks alot ,,I'll look some more tomorrow,,the compressed air is a good idea, is that hard to do? Do ya set your air compressor to just 60 lb.? I 've never had this much problem before to winterize. Oh the hose I cut was coming out of the suction side of pump and going through the floor, beside the one with the cut off valve.
Using the compressed air is easy, mess free and quick. I have never used anti freeze, only compressed air to blow the lines clear and never had a problem. You might hear of guys worrying about the last little film of water left on the inside wall of the pipe that the air doesn't blow free, blah blah blah, not a concern it works great.

I set my air compressor down to 40psi screw the air fitting in the city water inlet and use a clip on air chuck and then go in an open the faucets one at a time, flush the toilet, open the shower up etc. etc until the water is flushed from the lines.

After that I drain the fresh tank, water heater and then you can open the low point drain for the plumbing. If still connected to air it will blow the rest of the water out the drain.

Best thing is that in the spring you just add water and go, no fussing around with flushing your lines of the pink stuff.

Honestly outside of pouring the antifreeze down your sink drains I don't know why anyone screws with it at all.
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Old 11-26-2009, 08:17 PM   #6
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Well got it figured out today,,it was the check valve at the city water connection. The valve part wasn't stopping the flow of water or anti-freeze. Going to get another one when everything opens up. Looked on the net and looks like some are made of Brass instead of plastic, and might be able to get the valve & spring part. Thanks for the help,,hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!!
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