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Old 03-23-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
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Shutting off water to Washer/Dryer taps

I have a 2016 Sierra 377FLIK 5th wheel with Washer/Dryer connections in the back closet in the bedroom. We don't have a Washer/Dryer, but still need to winterize/dewinterize the plumbing at each change in seasons. I'd like to install shutoff valves on hot/cold pipes (PEX) to washer/dryer. Has anyone done this? What does the plumbing look like inside coroplast sheeting?
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Old 03-23-2018, 08:51 PM   #2
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we have a similar situation with washer / dryer prep in the rear bedroom. I have not installed a shut off valve in the lines. there is a shutoff valve on both the hot and cold line in the washer / dryer closet. to make winterizing these lines easier I built a short hose with a barbed female garden hose fitting inserted into about a 3 foot section of clear vinyl tubing held with a plumbing clamp. I screw this hose onto the male output of a line and I place the other end of the hose down the washer drain pipe. then I can open the existing shutoff valve to winterize / dewinterize with no mess as the water / antifreeze just runs over to the drain pipe. yes it take more antifreeze to fill these plumbing lines, but it's a small cost compared to the effort it looks like it would take to open up the coroplast and work underneath the trailer.
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:42 AM   #3
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That's my solution now (tubing at washer connections), but I was interested in something eazier. I see your poiint about cost.
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Old 04-08-2018, 08:35 PM   #4
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I do have access to the plumbing in my basement but am concerned about putting a valve with a short stub that will not drain when I blow out the lines.

When blowing out the lines with air, I put a rag over the faucet and open it up to blow out the water.

When dewinterizing, i put a rag over the faucet and open it until water comes out (bleeding air from the line)
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