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Old 09-24-2010, 08:24 AM   #1
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winterizing question

Yesterday I was talking about this a little, and some say they just use compressed air, I am assuming with faucet open on the city in line with a fitting? What kind of a pump or air supply are you using?

How whould I access P trap to put the pink stuff in if i decide to do that?

Do you have to or need to winterize holding tanks or just make sure they are empty?

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Old 09-24-2010, 08:57 AM   #2
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as far as winterzing the holding tanks I'm assuming you just make sure they are empty. perhaps some antifreeze will trickle down in the tanks as you run it through all the water lines and drains. I have a black tank flusher and wondered the same thing on how to winterize it. My black tank flusher came installed from the manufacturer and was told it was like a dishwasher sprayer in the tank. With that said, Can I just leave it alone and things will be OK? I don't recall reading any posts on black tank rinser winterizing.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:46 AM   #3
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There is a GREAT post on this here somewhere.
I use the mod to winterize my turboflush.

Go to your home store and buy the brass adapter WATTS A-633 also buy a BRASS one way hose bib check valve.

Amazon.com: Arrowhead Brass Prod. 59ABPLF Self-Draining Vacuum Breaker: Patio, Lawn & Garden

Connect the two together so there is no chance water/RV antifreeze from the washer can back up into your potable system. When you winterize your exterior shower you will winterize your turbo flush at the same time.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:02 AM   #4
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I have never winterized my holding tanks. I make sure they are clean and empty.

Winterizing is needed for the water lines since when water freezes it will expand and burst the hoses. For tanks, there is plenty of room for the water to expand and nothing will break. You do need to put some antifreeze in the traps just to be on the safe side.
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You should just pour a few cups of the pink antifreeze into each of the sink drains and shower drains. This will prevent the water in the P traps from freezing.
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You should just pour a few cups of the pink antifreeze into each of the sink drains and shower drains. This will prevent the water in the P traps from freezing.
I think this is the main reason I always just antifreeze all the lines instead of blowing them out. If you pump the antifreeze through out the unit you will end up with it in the sinks/traps and tanks. Or at least enough of it to keep them clear.
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I think this is the main reason I always just antifreeze all the lines instead of blowing them out. If you pump the antifreeze through out the unit you will end up with it in the sinks/traps and tanks. Or at least enough of it to keep them clear.
Wouldn't just pouring the antifreeze down the sink drains be easier than pumping it all through the lines just to get it into the sinks and do the same thing?

As I have stated time and again, I NEVER use antifreeze. Using an air compressor to blow the lines is quick, cheap and easy and it works. Best of all when you decide to fill your water tank and use your rig again you don't have to purge all that nasty pink crap from your water lines.
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Hmmm.. I may try that this year. It would make life easier for sure when we head south in January.
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NWJeeper you Rock... Thanks again for the excellent advise!!
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As I have stated time and again, I NEVER use antifreeze. Using an air compressor to blow the lines is quick, cheap and easy and it works. Best of all when you decide to fill your water tank and use your rig again you don't have to purge all that nasty pink crap from your water lines.
Jeeper, how much air pressure do you use when blowing lines? I would guess that one needs to be careful about that to keep from damaging things?
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