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Old 11-12-2018, 07:01 AM   #1
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Drain low point drain after filling with anti-freeze?

Sadly, I winterized my RV over the weekend. Then I did something I haven't done in the past. After pumping RV antifreeze throughout the plumbing, I opened the low point drain and some of it drained out.

When I told my brother, he thought I should have left it in as it would inhibit mold growth. But he isn't sure where he heard or read that.

So should I have left it in? Should I go pump some more through to fill the lines back up?

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Old 11-12-2018, 07:07 AM   #2
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I wouldn’t worry about it.

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Old 11-12-2018, 07:15 AM   #3
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^^^^ I would worry about your Brother! Youroo!!
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:42 AM   #4
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You should be fine.

The fact that you ran the pink stuff through the plumbing should have removed any water that would have been left in the system after draining the pipes.

However, if you just drained a little out accidently, it wouldn't hurt to top off the system just for piece of mind.
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No harm done your good. Later RJD
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:02 AM   #6
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The RV antifreeze already did it's job and displaced any water that was there, even though you drained it out, your still good. And one shouldn't count on the a/f as being a form of mould prevention...good idea to sanitize the system after you de-winterize it anyhow.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:55 AM   #7
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When I told my brother, he thought I should have left it in as it would inhibit mold growth. But he isn't sure where he heard or read that.
As far as mold growth it can go the other way... I forgot to clean up some RV anti-freeze splashed around in the shower tub while winterizing a couple years ago. Mold grew on the pink spots...! I asked Gary, the Service Manager at Three Way Campers, about it and that isn't uncommon. I always disinfect the system really well now....at least twice with plenty of bleach.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:29 AM   #8
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The RV antifreeze already did it's job and displaced any water that was there, even though you drained it out, your still good. And one shouldn't count on the a/f as being a form of mould prevention...good idea to sanitize the system after you de-winterize it anyhow.
I agree. Many RV's are winterized with air only. Drianing some anti-freeze should not effect anything. Everyone should sanitize the RV system every spring.
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Old 11-12-2018, 02:07 PM   #9
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I always drain ours out. I figure that the plastic piping won't suck up as much taste/odor when it's mostly empty. We always disinfect at the start of the season anyhow .....
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Old 11-12-2018, 03:09 PM   #10
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I opened my low point drains as well. Figure the less liquid in the line, the better. More room for any expansion. Also left all faucets wide open.
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