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Old 11-22-2016, 05:39 PM   #11
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Never blown out a line. We get long stretches of minus 30 and have never had a problem. If you pump antifreeze till pink comes out of all faucets and toilet why blow out lines?


Because the water in the lines will dilute the antifreeze you pump in. If all the water is blown out ahead of time, when you see antifreeze come out, its full strength.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:08 PM   #12
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Never blown out a line. We get long stretches of minus 30 and have never had a problem. If you pump antifreeze till pink comes out of all faucets and toilet why blow out lines?
As I said previously in this thread, you will use less antifreeze. It won't be diluted.

You don't have to blow out the lines as long as you don't mind pumping enough antifreeze to be sure what comes out is ALL pink and isn't diluted.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:33 PM   #13
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Getting rid of as much water as possible is why I blow out the lines. Then add the pink stuff. Takes a few extra minutes.
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Old 11-22-2016, 07:44 PM   #14
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I too usually blow out the lines before pumping the antifreeze............ For me usually takes less than 2 gallons for the lines

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Old 11-22-2016, 08:20 PM   #15
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I too usually blow out the lines before pumping the antifreeze............ For me usually takes less than 2 gallons for the lines

After blowing out, 1.5 gallons did all lines and plenty in the traps. YMMV.
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Old 11-22-2016, 08:58 PM   #16
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Getting rid of as much water as possible is why I blow out the lines. Then add the pink stuff. Takes a few extra minutes.
Same with me. I was amazed as to how much water remained after draining.
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:23 PM   #17
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Add me in for those amazed at how much water remains in the lines with just a simple draining, especially the toilet. For the time it takes to blow out the lines with my little compressor, its well worth the extra effort and half hour or so after everything is considered. In my Georgetown I will use exactly one gallon of pink stuff then including pouring some down the traps.
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