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Old 10-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #1
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Winterizing hiccup

So, I went last night to the RV lot to winterize my new Roo 183. When I hooked up the compressor to the City water inlet and gave it some air, there was a little chugging noise and no air was getting inside. (I could tell this because my only air escape at that time was my low point drains, and no air was escaping, and my compressor was not cycling.) Seeing as how the reports were for 28 degrees last night (it didn't get that low) I went to plan B and just sucked in antifreeze until all the faucets ran dark pink. (yes, I did drain and bypass the WH).

So, do you think I'll be OK? I'm confident there's antifreeze everywhere there needs to be, but I did not blow out the lines......

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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I've read of lots of people who do anti-freeze only without blowing out the lines.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:23 AM   #3
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I've never blown out the lines. As long as you pumped until the pink came out you're good to go. Been doing this for 10 years without a problem. Be sure you pour anti-freeze in the drain traps too.
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And, make sure you don't forget the toilets. Pink needs to come out of them when you flush. And outside shower.
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Old 10-15-2013, 11:48 AM   #5
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Yes, I did the toilet, inside and outside shower, and sent a few glugs down each drain INCLUDING both kitchen sinks. I almost forgot that I had two sides of the kitchen sink!

Thanks for the re-assurance. Now I can worry all winter........but really, if I blow a line, they're all pretty accessible under my RV, I could fix one.

Does anyone know what my problem was? I set my compressor for 40psi and I wonder if it wouldn't trip the little mechanism inside the city water connection?
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Old 10-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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40 psi may be a little high. I stay at 30 psi. You should also bleed your city water connection. You can do this by removing the rubber washer and screen from the connection and pushing in on the check ball until pink comes out. You may still have some pressure in the system to help with this. If you cannot push the check valve in its probably too much pressure so just quickly crack a cold water tap. If you get nothing out you may not have a enough pressure so turn your water pump back on letting it pressure up then turn it off and try the check ball again.

Also, if you have a black tank flush put the air to that as well.
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I've never blown my lines out. Just get the pink stuff into them and you're good to go.
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