Originally Posted by Hoo Dad
First off the small little filter cap is a screen to protect the pump and is on the suction side of the pump. Its OK to be empty or contain RV type anitfreeze. Second, what do you mean by winterization kit? If you mean a hose to suck out antifreeze then yes you unscrew the connection where the screen is and attach the kit at the same place. The blue line with the two valves is your suction line. I'm wondering if one of the blue lines pulls water out of your fresh water tank and the other line pulls RV antifreeze from some labeled point? This would make since to me. These valves shouldn't have anything to do with the hot water by-pass valves. These valves will (should) be near your hot water heater. Third, you should winterize as soon as possible (if it's getting cold where you are).
yes the hose to suck anti freeze is what i ment by the winterization kit.. and yes it looks like maybe the top hose goes to the anti-freeze inlet when i followed the hoses to see where it went. not sure how all that works as far as the anti-freeze inlet. wish i had someone local to just come out and walk me thru everything to show me. and yes my wh by pass is not even in the picture. it is on the wh and i did get those figured out.
i have already winterized but not sure if i did everything the proper way. i dont have an air compressor yet so i know i probably have water mixed in with anti-freeze in the lines. i also had put the anti-free in the fresh water tank but couldnt get it to go thru the lines even though it looks like it is in the lines. (they look pink in color when i look underneath at the lines from fresh water tank) i did pour anti-freeze in the traps and all that. just worried about the lines in thru the pump and all. when i did turn the pump on anti-freeze did fill in the water filter area and i emptied that so i know it it being pulled in thru pump. just nothing ever came in thru the faucets and such. There wasnt much water in it to begin with. the dealership put enough in to do the walk thru and i never put any in since i only used it twice before winterizing it. i have maybe 4 more gallons of anti-freeze i could put in it but was thinking i wanted to do the winterization kit thing since i understand how that works. although i do wonder if all i need is a hose attached to the anti-freeze inlet and need to turn those two valves i am questioning to use the inlet and dont really need the other hose attached. this is all new to me so i am learning as i go along but i have a feeling its going to be a nasty winter and even though it is stored inside i am afraid of the damage i may face come spring if i dont do a follow up on what all this stuff is