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Old 05-01-2016, 09:51 AM   #1
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Need dewinterizing clarification please

I'm just about ready to do my dewinterization, I was going to just hook up to city water and flush the lines, then once all the pink stuff is out I was going to fill the tank and sanitize the system.

I've read about dewinterizing and just about everything says to fill the tank THEN flush the lines. Do I really need to fill the tank just to flush the lines?

Also do I open the low point drain before or after I flush the lines?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:57 AM   #2
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Filling the FW tank will get all of it sanitized not just part of it.

Yes before and after, the low points and FW drain need to be opened to remove any anti freeze during the flush and bleachy water after sanitizing.
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Ok, but what I'm confused about is why do I fill the tank to get the antifreeze out of the lines if no antifreeze is in the tank?

I would fill the tank once I go to sanitize, of course.
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Ok, but what I'm confused about is why do I fill the tank to get the antifreeze out of the lines if no antifreeze is in the tank?

I would fill the tank once I go to sanitize, of course.
You are partially correct. However, the city water connection will not use the pump and there is undoubtedly some antifreeze in the pump. The only way to get rid of that is to either use the antifreeze feed line with a bucket of fresh water, or just put some water in the tank (you don't have to fill it!) and use that. You can drain it out later when you use bleach.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:18 AM   #5
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Ok, but what I'm confused about is why do I fill the tank to get the antifreeze out of the lines if no antifreeze is in the tank?

I would fill the tank once I go to sanitize, of course.
All you need to do to remove the antifreeze is as your mention hook up to city water and flush. Then do the sanitize as you said. Later RJD
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You will need water in the tank to flush out the pump and supply line from the tank. It was most likely used to winterize the system.
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Ok, but what I'm confused about is why do I fill the tank to get the antifreeze out of the lines if no antifreeze is in the tank?

I would fill the tank once I go to sanitize, of course.
You don't, you fill the tank to sanitize the tank.

The A/F can be flushed with the city water connection.

You use the water in the tank to clean the water lines, you do not have to drain the tank that way but do run enough water to make sure all the A/F is out and lines are clean.
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Ok Thank you all. I didn't do the winterizing but I'm sure that my husband used the pump when he did it. I'll check with him before I do it to make sure what he did, but it's already started raining so I will have wait for another day now anyways.
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Getting wet while working with water is normal, besides rain water washes right off....

I carry a surplus poncho for things like rain and working with water...
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Getting wet while working with water is normal, besides rain water washes right off....

I carry a surplus poncho for things like rain and working with water...
True but our first trip isn't for another month, thanks to graduations and birthdays so I've got time. I am very antsy and want to get camping after a disappointing season last year. Thought maybe working on getting it ready would help.
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