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Old 02-20-2015, 10:27 AM   #51
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TTnewbees, what area of the country. Just trying to see if the pink stuff formulation is geographic

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Old 02-20-2015, 10:33 AM   #52
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" PVC pipe will burst at a much higher temperature according to this chart.". On it's surface it doesn't appear to make sense, based on what posters have reported here. Might be pex and PVC have different elasticity co-efficients. Contemplate that over your coffee!

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Old 02-20-2015, 10:34 AM   #53
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The real issue is the cheap plastic faucets. The water lines and p-traps will be fine, The first thing to go will be the faucets and shower/sink sprayer heads. I am not sure they will make it to -50F, but not worried as I won't make it to -50F either.

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Old 02-20-2015, 10:51 AM   #54
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I don't recall the brand name, it was purchased from the local auto zone store. I believe the label stated good to 40 below, it was regular RV antifreeze. Hopefully everything will be alright, I winterized the TT properly by making sure the pink came out of the faucets , then putting some in all the p traps. I will have my fingers crossed till spring, now I am second guessing myself , hoping I did everything rights. We are just having record lows here in eastern Va in the single digits. A lot of the Chesapeake Bay is frozen, most all the rivers have tons of ice in them. COME ON SPRING.

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I have lived in Southside VA. for 12 years and have never seen it this cold it's 9 degrees here now at 11:50 AM. All my pipes froze in the garage. Last night I did the RV trick and let my faucets drip, enough is enough......
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Old 02-20-2015, 11:27 AM   #55
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I've learned the hard way to drain, blow, add antifreeze and blow again the water lines. So far, I haven't had a problem, but keeping my fingers crossed. One other item that everyone should watch in these sub-freezing conditions is their battery(s). Do not let them drain voltage, or they'll freeze. I've removed and stored them in the basement.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:10 PM   #56
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So I went out to check on the camper today.
I blew the heck out of my lines and pumped a ton of antifreeze thru the lines. Probably wasted a few gallons of the pink stuff but what da-heck its cheap right.

This is what I found. It was pink last time I was there 2 weeks ago. Frozen , couldnt push my finger thru it like I have in the past.

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Now I poke around gently with what I had in the bathroom. I know its scissors but I was very very careful. Notice ya dont see the hammer..jk Slushy like a sno-cone
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Now I did find interesting that the damp-rid bag was 99% water. and just a tad of slush.
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So what ya think, am I in trouble?
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:47 PM   #57
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From Dow Chemicals website (emphasis added):

Propylene Glycol Industrial Grade (PGI) is often used as an active ingredient in engine coolants and antifreeze, offering benefits including:

Low freezing point
The ability to decrease the freezing point of water
Burst protection
Low mammalian toxicity
Low flammability
Excellent heat transfer properties
A high boiling point, low vapor pressure

Some types of propylene glycol-based coolants or antifreeze can provide engine protection comparable to ethylene glycol-based systems, most notably in aluminum engines.

When most fluids freeze they expand in volume, which can cause pipes or other containment vessels to rupture. When a water-glycol mixture freezes, it retains its flow-ability and does not create added pressure in pipes or vessels. This makes it an ideal solution for burst protection in pipe and containment systems.

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Old 02-20-2015, 05:43 PM   #58
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My -50 C antifreeze at -26 C was still liquid, no slush. In 3 different containers.
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Old 02-20-2015, 06:05 PM   #59
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Lets all hope we winterized properly, and have a early spring so we can check out our plumbing and pray for no leaks. I am beginning to think that blowing out the lines is the way to go, that way you do not have to worry about purchasing inferior or watered down rv antifreeze. In reading the posts some of it freezes into a slush, I guess the real issue is does it expand when frozen. It would appear that it can happen to all brands. The country certainly has seen some unusual temps this winter, hope all our gear survives.

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Smile Chart information is worth reading this deep

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