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Old 09-23-2013, 11:49 AM   #11
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I think its a great idea. If he blows out the lines first, then there is no water in there, just antifreeze. All it takes is time to recover the antifreeze in the spring. I'm in!
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Old 09-23-2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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RV antifreeze is just a diluted mix of Propylene glycol and water. Camco says their Freeze Ban Ė50 Antifreeze is about 35% Propylene glycol. Its completely soluble in water according to the MSDS so it won't separate but it IS already a pre-diluted solution that is designed to be used full strength. According to CAMCO, "additional water dramatically alters the expansion properties of the propylene glycol solution making adequate burst protection difficult to achieve".

How much dilution would cause a problem? I know there are charts that show it but can't find one right now. I would guess there would be very little dilution when the lines are first blown out and then AF is run through. I like this method personally, but I don't reuse it the next year. Just discard and buy more in the fall. The cost isn't an issue but having one more thing to store is (for me).
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:37 PM   #13
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If he's blowing out the lines to begin with, why pump it through the lines. Other than using it in the traps, it seems like a waste. If he's "frugal" he's wasting money to pump it into the lines. I blow my lines out and pink the traps and have never had an issue.
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:49 PM   #14
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Frugal ... Yes, but there's a difference between scratching your a** and tearing it to bits.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #15
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If he's blowing out the lines to begin with, why pump it through the lines. Other than using it in the traps, it seems like a waste. If he's "frugal" he's wasting money to pump it into the lines. I blow my lines out and pink the traps and have never had an issue.
You pump it through the lines because blowing them out doesn't get all of the water. There will be some that drains to the lowest point & freezes. In my case it was a small part in the back of the toilet which was a real pain to get to for removal & replacement.
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:30 PM   #16
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In a conversation with a friend, I learned that another friend [ a man ], reuses his RV antifreeze from year to year. In the Fall he blows out the water lines with air, and then pumps antifreeze through the system.

Then when Spring comes, he blows out the lines and puts the antifreeze, back into the gallon containers!!!!

Am I missing something, or is this a safe procedure????
I would never re-use RV antifreeze.

It has between 20% - 40% (depending on brand) propylene glycol dissolved in water as an anti-freeze solution. It evaporates over time from non-sealed containers and can support bacteria growth in warm weather.

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Old 09-23-2013, 09:31 PM   #17
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Weeeeell he may have to buy 3 at $4.00 ea
That's prolly the deal breaker.
One he could afford .... possibly not 3.
One could afford a dozen of BBC's for Saturday nite, but wouldn't spend $12 for fresh anti-freeze for peace of mind on a major investment.
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I just bought a couple of gallons at $2.97 Not worth my time, or the aggravation of possibly getting some contaminated or diluted anti-freeze in years 2 and beyond. Frugal is one thing, but, c'mon....really?
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:28 AM   #20
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In a conversation with a friend, I learned that another friend [ a man ], reuses his RV antifreeze from year to year. In the Fall he blows out the water lines with air, and then pumps antifreeze through the system.

Then when Spring comes, he blows out the lines and puts the antifreeze, back into the gallon containers!!!!

Am I missing something, or is this a safe procedure????
I haven't asked my friend, Ron, why he does this, cause he's one of those guys, who thinks that the way he does things...is the best and only way to do things.

Could be frugality, laziness, or maybe he is a misguided environmentalist.....or maybe he was raised during the depression and those people don't waste anything!
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