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Old 11-18-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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Winterizing question

I just got back from deer camp and decided to go ahead and winterize since we are gonna get some temps in the 20's this weekend. I opened all of the low point drains and drained the water heater before getting ready to suck in the antifreeze. I quickly got confused when using the water heater bypass and I finally got it to suck antifreeze and all faucets were draining pink, including the outside shower and city water inlet. My question is, I saw a little pink coming out of the water heater when I had the anode out. Obviously, I had something slightly open. It was only a few ounces but I didn't know if it will hurt anything. My water heater has three valves in front of the water heater and two on the side by the pump where the hose goes into the antifreeze jug. If pink came out of every water faucet and toilet am I good to go? I used a little under two gallons total.

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Old 11-18-2015, 05:20 PM   #2
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:27 PM   #3
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Buy a wand like this.

Flush the pink and other stuff out of the WH tank.

I use less than two gallons when I do the lite I then dump the rest in the sink and shower P traps and some in the toilet bowl.

I think you should be fine.

A/F in the WH tank will not hurt anything but you really should not leave it in there.
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:28 PM   #4
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Sounds good to me.

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Old 11-18-2015, 05:33 PM   #5
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Yes, I got the toilet and outside shower along with the city water connection. I took the screen off and pushed in on it and it squirted pink.
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Old 11-18-2015, 05:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for the link to the wand. I will check into getting one of these. I also poured a little into each drain and also down the toilet.

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