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Old 11-02-2011, 01:02 PM   #31
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Also, we have a water filter in our RV and by the time we got the camper backed into the garage and unhooked I didn't have enough room to open the side door to get the water filter out ( ugh! stupid on our part) I am going to put a new one in once I de-winterize anyway so other than a waste of AF is there any danger in having AF sit in the water filter or water heater?? I guess this is an example of live and learn, I think next year it is just going to the dealership for the winterization process!!
You should really pull it back out of the garage! If water freezes in your water filter it could crack the housing and you'd have to replace the whole thing, not just the filter. The water heater should also be drained. Take the access panel off the outside of the camper. There should either be a drain plug (see pic) or I think some models have a heating element to remove to drain tank.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:30 PM   #32
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All this talk about residual water has gotten me curious.

For an experiment I am going to make several different concentrations of AF mixed with water and put it in my freezer (set the lowest at -5 F).
I wonder what amount of water needs to be present in the AF to cause any freezing and/or volume increase.......???
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:31 PM   #33
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I would like to see those results.
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:44 PM   #34
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All this talk about residual water has gotten me curious.

For an experiment I am going to make several different concentrations of AF mixed with water and put it in my freezer (set the lowest at -5 F).
I wonder what amount of water needs to be present in the AF to cause any freezing and/or volume increase.......???
Perfect!
Let us know
I bet 1 cup of water and one cup of antifreeze won't freeze!
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it will just make a slushy......
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All this talk about residual water has gotten me curious.

For an experiment I am going to make several different concentrations of AF mixed with water and put it in my freezer (set the lowest at -5 F).
I wonder what amount of water needs to be present in the AF to cause any freezing and/or volume increase.......???
Great idea and practical. It will depend what AF you use, too. The different types of Camco RV antifreezes have different amounts of Propylene Glycol I believe.

I'd like to see your results, too.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:21 PM   #37
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I just got back from the TT and drained my hot water heater that was full of AF. I happened to take a bath in it as it was under pressure. Anyway, it drained for about 3-4 mins. When it finished I re-installed the anode and selected the valves as the diagram in this thread suggested. It worked great with no problem. The diagram really made sense.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:33 PM   #38
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You should really pull it back out of the garage! If water freezes in your water filter it could crack the housing and you'd have to replace the whole thing, not just the filter. The water heater should also be drained. Take the access panel off the outside of the camper. There should either be a drain plug (see pic) or I think some models have a heating element to remove to drain tank.
Didn't think about you running AF through water heater. I never run antifreeze through water heater, just drain it. Your filter housing will be fine too. Brain Fart!
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I just got back from the TT and drained my hot water heater that was full of AF. I happened to take a bath in it as it was under pressure. Anyway, it drained for about 3-4 mins. When it finished I re-installed the anode and selected the valves as the diagram in this thread suggested. It worked great with no problem. The diagram really made sense.
Next time release the pressure relief valve on hw heater. It at the top and has a little lever on it!
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Hi bhill,

I've never heard of this either. Not saying that it isn't a possibility, but I just don't see it happening with any of the toilets I've had in campers. As F1100 said, wouldn't the AF take care of the residual water?

if it hasn't happened to you then great- I personally blow out my lines and then add the pink stuff- just cuz = sticks are almost always free and I don't have to worry about

A co- worker of mine did the same thing and froze his foot valve on the toilet-- major pain to replace--

Also just so you know there is also a oneway valve on the city water fill that you should stick a toothpick in to hold the valve open- A camper manufacture told me this- again- toothpicks are almost always free--
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