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Old 10-16-2013, 01:42 PM   #11
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Whatever is the lowest price works for me.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:43 PM   #12
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Pink Stuff

use the pink stuff. Minus 20 degree.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:51 PM   #13
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We buy ours (-50) from WalMart. Looked at the stuff at HD, same chemical composition. Wouldn't surprise me if they are all brewed and bottled at the same place.
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Old 10-16-2013, 04:58 PM   #14
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Same Walmart, I use it in the TT and my boat for years. Never a problem!
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:40 AM   #15
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The cheap stuff...(Walmart, etc) has alcohol in it. Read the ingredients.

Alcohol, over time, will deteriorate rubber gaskets and seals.

We use non-alcohol non-toxic anti-freeze when winterizing customer units, and it is the -100 degree rated version.

The -50 version will still slush up in cold weather.
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Old 10-17-2013, 06:45 AM   #16
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Some are pink and some are orange and some say non alcohol and some don't.... I don't care.
Just make sure it's for drinking water systems and grab it.
I paid $2.50 gal recently and think that's about as low as it gets in these parts.
Do NOT use the cheap brands that have alcohol in them.

Alcohol deteriorates rubber seals and gaskets.

Spend the extra $2/gallon and get the -100 rated stuff that doesn't use alcohol.
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:32 AM   #17
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Do NOT use the cheap brands that have alcohol in them.

Alcohol deteriorates rubber seals and gaskets.

Spend the extra $2/gallon and get the -100 rated stuff that doesn't use alcohol.
I had to replace the toilet flapper seal a month ago. When I bought the new one, the local dealer said that the #1 cause of seal failures is alcohol in the cheap winterizer. It dries them out. #2 cause he states is using household toilet cleaners like the stuff with "scrubbing bubbles"

Anyway, I bought the no alcohol stuff...$5. What's another buck or so over the cost of the cheapo pink?
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:34 AM   #18
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I've been using the "cheap stuff" for 8 years.
No problems that I know of.
YMMV
Also saw non alcohol RV anti-freeze at 50 more than "regular" in a
dept store.
$2.50 vs $3.00 not a big deal but since I've never had a problem I just
grabbed the cheapest one as I've done B 4.
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Old 10-17-2013, 01:21 PM   #19
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-100 were do you get that?
never seen it up here in the north.
Been using the -50 for years in boat, pool, and rv. Never a problem.
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we use it at the marina for winterizing engines. one gallon goes into the block. I have seen it at some of the home stores
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