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Old 10-03-2015, 03:19 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Antifreeze

Just a heads up that Ace Hardware has RV/Marine antifreeze on sale for $1.99 a gallon; limited to first two gallons per transaction with the Ace Rewards card. When I took up 4 gallons, the checker informed me about the limit and asked if he could do two transactions so I would get the discount on all four gallons. Awesome! Love my local Ace store!
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:15 PM   #2
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Purchased 6 gallons of antifreeze at the ace store. Read in a thread to put some in a cup and place it into the freezer to see how good it is. I did so and it froze in 2 days. No wonder it's $1.99. Returned it.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:24 PM   #3
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You need to read the specs. For RV antifreeze there is a big difference between the freeze point and the expansion point. The freeze is not what does the damage, it it the expansion after freezing. Check the spec and you should see a spec something to the effect of expansion temp. It is common for RV antifreeze to freeze but is doesn't expand at that temp as water does.
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If it Marine/RV antifreeze it should not freeze Container says it's good to -50 but slush will occur. I've use this for all my campers for over 30 years and never had an issue. However found a tad cheaper at Walley world. Later RJD
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:24 PM   #5
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Prestone was under 4 bucks a gallon at Walmart.

I only need 2 gallons to get the lite done.
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Old 10-18-2015, 06:26 PM   #6
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Prestone was under 4 bucks a gallon at Walmart.

I only need 2 gallons to get the lite done.
Are you saying you are using regular antifreeze? Not good. Later RJD
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Are you saying you are using regular antifreeze? Not good. Later RJD
Yes, "regular" pink AF!

From yesterday.

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Old 10-18-2015, 11:43 PM   #8
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It worth noting that not all Plumbing AF is the same.

Cheap stuff contains ethanol, is flammable, and can taint the taste in the plumbing system.

Perferred products such as Camco WinterBan or FreezeBan uses Propylene Glycol, are not flammable, and will not affect the taste in waterlines or plumbing.

I personally will only use Propylene Glycol in my rig ...
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Old 10-19-2015, 01:46 AM   #9
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The $1.99 (sale) antifreeze at Ace Hardware is Camco Artic Ban for freshwater systems which is propylene glycol but also has ethyl alcohol.

Camco 1 Gallon Artic-Ban RV Anti-Freeze (30807) - Engine Antifreeze - Ace Hardware
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The $1.99 (sale) antifreeze at Ace Hardware is Camco Artic Ban for freshwater systems which is propylene glycol but also has ethyl alcohol.

Camco 1 Gallon Artic-Ban RV Anti-Freeze (30807) - Engine Antifreeze - Ace Hardware
If it made by Camco then it would be fine to use. That showed good to -50 degrees. Camco the leader in RV stuff would not put anything in it to leave a residue. I wouldn't hesitate to use it.
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