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Old 10-17-2016, 10:13 AM   #1
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winterizing water pump

So how best to do the water pump. There is no bypass on it.
I guess I just dump pink stuff in the main water tank and pump...
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:15 AM   #2
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So how best to do the water pump. There is no bypass on it.
I guess I just dump pink stuff in the main water tank and pump...
Correct.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:24 AM   #3
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If you're just talking about the pump (with tank empty) why not just run it for awhile to expel residual water in it. Running it dry will not harm it.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:33 AM   #4
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Why not install a winterization kit. It's just a length of hose and a valve.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:54 AM   #5
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Do not put the antifreeze in the main water tank! You will use way more than you need to and it will be difficult to clean the pink stuff out come spring. As was suggested, you can make a winterizing system by attaching a hose to your pump inlet and putting the other end of the hose in jug of antifreeze. Then you can pump the antifreeze through. You can make it permanent by adding some valves. Don't forget to drain and bypass your water heater first.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:16 AM   #6
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Do not put the antifreeze in the main water tank! You will use way more than you need to and it will be difficult to clean the pink stuff out come spring. As was suggested, you can make a winterizing system by attaching a hose to your pump inlet and putting the other end of the hose in jug of antifreeze. Then you can pump the antifreeze through. You can make it permanent by adding some valves. Don't forget to drain and bypass your water heater first.
The spring sanitizing process takes care of cleaning the water tank. As for using way more than you need, well, I've done it both ways and used the same amount.
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:49 PM   #7
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Don't forget to winterize the city water line
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Another problem you may encounter is the water tank may have a low spot. There could be 3-4 gals of water left in the tank which would dilute the anti-freeze.
It is a 10-15 min job to install a winterization kit, that would be your best bet.
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I agree with installing a bypass valve...they are pretty inexpensive and readily available, then you are set up for future years. Agree with not putting pink stuff in the fresh tank. And I wouldn't risk just running a pump dry and being confident there is no water left in it. Expansion when freezing could permanently damage it.
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Check this out Camco Winterizing kit Install this once and next season winterizing will be a piece of cake.

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