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Old 10-04-2015, 03:28 PM   #11
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hello all, hey first time tt owner and I will be winterizing soon, I plan on using the blow out system also, question do I blow out the system while my bypass valves are in the position they are in now ( camping position ) or move the valves then blow out the system. thanks joe I have a 2015 24fqsl
If you have drained and flushed the tank then yes close them off to bypass.
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Old 10-04-2015, 07:45 PM   #12
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I blew mine out last year and with a large compressor (in the shop), regulated pressure; I was amazed at how long it took to remove all the moisture. I would think antifreeze would have been quicker, next time. Maybe we won't get a freeze this year.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:39 PM   #13
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I blew mine out last year and with a large compressor (in the shop), regulated pressure; I was amazed at how long it took to remove all the moisture. I would think antifreeze would have been quicker, next time. Maybe we won't get a freeze this year.
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I never fully trusted the blow-out only method with all the little valves and back flow stuff. So I drown it in pink stuff!


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Old 11-18-2015, 04:50 PM   #14
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ok stupid question but where is the water pump located on the 27hfs??? I thought it was under the bed with the water heater but I don't see it.... it sounds like its under the kitchen sink but I don't want to start taking stuff apart till I know for sure...we are going to run to the obx for a little stripper fishing over thanksgiving and I thought I would run anti freeze through it before we returned to the cold nights here....thanks
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I am not sure about the 2-7, but its under the sink... on the floor... of a 2-9. I must be special, but mine came with the valve and hose for adding the pink.
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Guess I'm special too, WW, as mine came with valve and hose as well. Think up in Wisconsin I won't chance it not freezing though!
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:32 PM   #17
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ok thanks....I blew it out and dumped some pink in the traps...it says a couple nights in the mid 20's around here before we leave for the outer banks....when I come home for sure it will be winterized...
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Old 11-19-2015, 07:56 AM   #18
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I am not sure about the 2-7, but its under the sink... on the floor... of a 2-9. I must be special, but mine came with the valve and hose for adding the pink.
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My 29hfs has the bypass and extra long hose for winterizing. Being the first time doing this, I went over board and used 4 gallons. Just wanted to be safe than sorry and it only cost a few bucks...
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I like the idea of draining all tanks - 1
relieve pressure from the water heater (lift the safety valve) -2
removing the anode (if equipped) - 3

EDIT: temporarily use regulated air pressure to finish draining water from the heater... remove the air pressure

bypassing the water heater (close hot and cold and open the bypass valve) -4
WITH REGULATED AIR PRESSURE (no more than 50#) blowing out faucets (hot and cold) at a time... don't forget the outside shower... and the toilet... closing valves after mostly air comes out then disconnect the air pressure -5
Locate the water pump; remove the inlet from the WP, if you don't have a valve and hose... attach or use the provided hose into the water pump.... with the hose into a jug of pink antifreeze turn on the pump - 6
Then one at a time open hot and cold faucets, again including toilet and outside shower until a good concentration of antifreeze comes out -7
turn off the pump -8
reinstall the anode in the water heater - 9
then add a good amount of antifreeze to all drains including the shower -10
open all faucets -11
drain all tanks again -12
It should take between 2 and 3 gallons to Get'R Dun.
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I would open all H&C faucets,then Turn on the W/H bypass valves,now remove the Low point drains! This stops White Crud from going downstream in your water system. Now remove the ARod/drain plug from your W/H,No need to lift Relief valve as the pressure is removed by opening the Faucets! Youroo!!
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