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Old 10-21-2015, 08:58 AM   #11
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not talking winterizing.....when you connect up to city water [say at a camp site], when you open kitchen or bathroom faucets, your pump doesn't start up right?...or does it?
NO. When connected to city water your pump switch should be off.
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:01 AM   #12
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I have never used my City water connection, which may explain why I have never heard of this. However, I blow mine out with air each year before I use the RV pump and factory anti-freeze pick-up to winterize the lines in my Windjammer. What is this check valve at the city water hose connection to which you refer?
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If you look inside your city water connection (sometimes under a removable screen) there is a spring loaded check valve located inside there to keep the FW pump from back feeding water out the city water connection when not hooked up to city water. A small dowel or thin screwdriver could work to open the check valve.
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:13 AM   #13
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I have never used my City water connection, which may explain why I have never heard of this. However, I blow mine out with air each year before I use the RV pump and factory anti-freeze pick-up to winterize the lines in my Windjammer. What is this check valve at the city water hose connection to which you refer?
If you remove the screen at the City water inlet the Check valve will be located there. If you depress it BEFORE you Open a output valve in your unit,You will NEVER forget it! The results are the same as removing the plug in your W/H while still Pressurized! Not all units are plumbed the same,some might drain away from the Check valve,some do NOT,therefore retaining WATER in the line,thus possible Freezing! That is why I recommend depressing the valve! Youroo!!
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:16 AM   #14
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Vern,
If you look inside your city water connection (sometimes under a removable screen) there is a spring loaded check valve located inside there to keep the FW pump from back feeding water out the city water connection when not hooked up to city water. A small dowel or thin screwdriver could work to open the check valve.
Picker,your setting Vern up for a Shower! Youroo!!
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:24 AM   #15
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So the next picture in this thread will be of Vern covered in pink stuff... And prob a few choice hand signs...

Never would have thought to do the check valve. Guess I will add that to the list.
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:26 AM   #16
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Picker,your setting Vern up for a Shower! Youroo!!
youroo... I never told him to push it!
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Old 10-21-2015, 09:39 AM   #17
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Nope just gave him the tools, (thin screwdriver or small dowel) then Step Back! Youroo!!
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Old 10-21-2015, 12:32 PM   #18
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30 years of winterizing I have never used antifreeze in my water system. I hook up my air compressor and evacuate all water. drain and flush all holding tanks, fill all p traps with antifreeze and the only problem I ever had was when I forgot to remove my water filter it cracked due to residual moisture but no problem since I replace it twice a year anyway.
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If you have a washing machine, don't forget to run it through a short cycle that uses both hot and cold water to winterize it. Takes an extra gallon of A/F, but worth the extra insurance.
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Old 10-21-2015, 01:11 PM   #20
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One of the men at my Church did this, left the internal pump on, opened the city water input, removed the screen, pressed the valve in and, to quote him "faster than you could kiss a duck pink stuff came out over me and all over the neighbor's lawn!"

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