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Old 10-02-2015, 12:44 PM   #1
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ACE Hardware and Camco Anti-freeze

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For all of you who use Camco non-toxic anti-freeze to winterize your camper, Ace hardware has it on sale for $2.99/gal with a $1 rebate on the first 2 gallons. Even without the $1 rebate, it is still a great price.

Purchased several today.
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Old 10-02-2015, 01:43 PM   #2
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It's best to buy it early...turns into a mad rush before the first cold snap.


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Old 10-02-2015, 02:38 PM   #3
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How many gallons needed on avg. to do a good job ?
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Old 10-02-2015, 02:41 PM   #4
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How many gallons needed on avg. to do a good job ?
Two should work fine. You are only filling plumbing lines and P-traps and may be a little in toilets. Do not fill WH or Fresh water tank.
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:10 PM   #5
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I used about 5-6 gallons last time. Need to pump it through the washer/dryer as well as plumbing.
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:15 PM   #6
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I use about a gal and half. Bought at Walmart for a tad less. Later RJD
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:18 PM   #7
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Got mine at Walmart for $2.57 a gallon, also a good price, hate this time of year!!!!
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Old 10-02-2015, 07:17 PM   #8
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Joe you will need at least 4 gallons. Tom is correct. You will need to make sure the Washer is done. Make sure you run warm water through it so you get the hot and cold lines. It does save a bit to blow the lines out first. I like the lines blown out so you aren't getting diluted AF in the valves.



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Old 10-02-2015, 07:22 PM   #9
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I use two gallons, it take about 1-1/2 to flush the water system the rest goes in the two sink and shower traps and a little in the bowl to keep the seal covered.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:27 PM   #10
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Also used about 5 or 6 gallons last time. I was only picking up two at a time so I had to make 3 trips.
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Also used about 5 or 6 gallons last time. I was only picking up two at a time so I had to make 3 trips.
So Dan you saved 3.00 in rebates but spent 10.00 in gas ? lol
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I'll make sure to use the blue filter bypass for the residential fridge this year! Missing that last year cost me a few extra gallons of antifreeze.
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So Dan you saved 3.00 in rebates but spent 10.00 in gas ? lol
Yes, I I followed the advice of about half the people on this thread. :-)
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Dan,
You just should have had them ring up 3 separate sales. That's what I did. If you have an Ace card, they take the $1 off right at the register. Or, take your wife with you and have her by some also.
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You just should have had them ring up 3 separate sales. That's what I did. If you have an Ace card, they take the $1 off right at the register. Or, take your wife with you and have her by some also.

But what else would Dan do on a day off ?
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I use two gallons, it take about 1-1/2 to flush the water system the rest goes in the two sink and shower traps and a little in the bowl to keep the seal covered.
Why extra in sink and shower traps? If you run the anti freeze through all faucets then by definition you have antifreeze in all traps, unless you catch the output in a container so it doesn't go down the drains.
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I used 1.5 gallons with plenty in the sinks, tub and toilet.
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Why extra in sink and shower traps? If you run the anti freeze through all faucets then by definition you have antifreeze in all traps, unless you catch the output in a container so it doesn't go down the drains.

Why not? I did the same thing. I didn't want to have 1/2 gallon laying around all year, so I poured it in the sinks, toilet, and shower. Extra security.


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Just picked some Prestone up from Family Farm and home @ two for $5. Sale on until tomorrow, if you have one nearby.


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Why not? I did the same thing. I didn't want to have 1/2 gallon laying around all year, so I poured it in the sinks, toilet, and shower. Extra security.


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