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Old 10-23-2014, 08:10 AM   #31
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Sorry, another winterizing ?

[QUOTE=kandl;724073]The "non-toxic variety of RV antifreeze will typically contain ethanol. I don't want even trace amounts of ethanol in my dishwater or my shower. Just saying...

I hate to be the one to tell you but there is trace amounts of ethanol in Orange Juice,vanilla extract that you put in those camp cookies and tons of other foods we eat that's how it works as an antifreeze without killing us
Even if a trace amount were left behind that would be less alcohol in your dish water than putting a dirty Wine glass in the sink
Athletes pour Alcohol over each others head all the time
We are all going to be OK
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:12 AM   #32
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That is true and is probably why so many newbies are caught puzzling over that adapter they've discovered in their new RV. You know, the one that nobody showed them and hooks up to the inlet side of the water pump with a length of vinyl hose intended to be inserted into a jug of antifreeze.
Mine didn't come with one, so this can't be assumed. Just saying. ;-)
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Mine didn't come with one, so this can't be assumed. Just saying. ;-)
Mine either.....
But $20.00 or less later and 30 minutes of my time I have a winterizing valve and connections.

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Old 10-23-2014, 08:15 AM   #34
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I'll be installing mine this weekend.
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Old 10-23-2014, 08:19 AM   #35
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Mine didn't come with one, so this can't be assumed. Just saying. ;-)

Mine didn't either and I agree
Oh they thought it was important to have 3 TVs and 2 refrigerators though
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Mine either.....
But $20.00 or less later and 30 minutes of my time I have a winterizing valve and connections.

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Again assumption that I am able and willing to be a plumber
This thing Leaked from the factory
I'm gonna start cutting water lines and clamp in fittings and elbows
You guys take for granted that we all know how to do this stuff.Some of us know just enough to screw the system up royally
My rant is why this bypass kit isn't installed
Oh ya I know
They want you to take it in for winterizing
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Again assumption that I am able and willing to be a plumber
This thing Leaked from the factory
I'm gonna start cutting water lines and clamp in fittings and elbows
You guys take for granted that we all know how to do this stuff.Some of us know just enough to screw the system up royally
My rant is why this bypass kit isn't installed
Oh ya I know
They want you to take it in for winterizing
Lol I'm no plumber either!


a winterize kit has instructions .

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Lol I'm no plumber either!


a winterize kit has instructions .

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If you were a plumber it would have a cool logo " Turbo Plumbing". 😂


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Old 10-23-2014, 08:43 AM   #39
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Lol I'm no plumber either!


a winterize kit has instructions .

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I know,I can do it,I just don't want to LOL
Seriously though
I'm in the Charlotte area and on my previous unit I drained and bypassed the water filter and blew out the system then kept an electric heater on in the unit. no problems.
Is this sufficient in warmer States?
It does go below freezing here but never for long
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Again assumption that I am able and willing to be a plumber
This thing Leaked from the factory
I'm gonna start cutting water lines and clamp in fittings and elbows
You guys take for granted that we all know how to do this stuff.Some of us know just enough to screw the system up royally
My rant is why this bypass kit isn't installed
Oh ya I know
They want you to take it in for winterizing
That's so true...I just met a guy who's had an RV for 15-years and he, still, takes it in yearly to get it winterized...$95!!!

Holy moly...I told him I'd do it for a Mountain Dew...and I'll teach him how to do it next year! :-)
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