Originally Posted by youroo
I see by your pic that you will have to remove the small strainer to clean it also while in there to winterize,probably remove water filter as well. I have found that the hole diameter in the brass valve in the winterizing kits is VERY small,thus restricting the suction side of the pump. I just remove the suction side hose and put on a screw on hose to place in a antifreeze jug,then screw the original fitting suction assy.back on the pump. Youroo!!
You are correct, I noticed the small port size when I was working with the valve. I had originally planned to simply blow the lines in the trailer for the winter but noticed water was still present in the strainer after doing so. So I bought the valve and realized what a pain it would be to install along with the strainer, (and having to lengthen the fresh water intake hose) so I will use the valve to winterize and then replace the original setup in the spring. Maybe I will pull the pump then and reassemble the whole thing on my workbench where I can actually get at it and see what I am doing.