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Old 11-02-2011, 11:28 AM   #11
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aren't you supposed to run antifreeze through the shower head too?
I didn't run AF through anything but the water pump (and poured some in each drain). I did, however, remove the shower head, shook them out, and left them on the counter.
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Old 11-02-2011, 11:38 AM   #12
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aren't you supposed to run antifreeze through the shower head too?
Yes, and don't forget the outside shower if you have one.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:09 PM   #13
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I didn't run AF through anything but the water pump (and poured some in each drain). I did, however, remove the shower head, shook them out, and left them on the counter.
Disconnected my brand new Oxygenics shower head and brought it in the house after blowing out the lines. Can never be too careful, in my opinion, and it is easily removed and re-installed in spring.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:51 PM   #14
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Our winters are fairly user-friendly (overnight lows in the mid 20's, daytime highs above freezing). Last year (first year with current rig) I blew out all the lines with compressed air. I couldn't find the drain for the potable tank, so I used the Shurflo pump and emptied it through the kitchen sink.

I found the drain this year, so the potable tank contents went into the street gutter and have repeated the air blow. All lines to sinks, shower, outside shower and toilet are blowing dry air. Have poured pink stuff into the P-traps and I'm done.

I wasn't quite that thorough last year and didn't have any grief. I don't expect any this year either. BTW, my compressor was $69 at WalMart.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:06 AM   #15
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I found the drain this year, so the potable tank contents went into the street gutter and have repeated the air blow. All lines to sinks, shower, outside shower and toilet are blowing dry air. Have poured pink stuff into the P-traps and I'm done.
I assume you drained, and bypassed, the hot water tank?

Did you pump any AF into the water pump housing? I read somewhere that if you just remove the inlet side the "pump will drain", but I didn't get much water when I tried that.

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:21 AM   #16
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blow out or pump in?

Thanks to all who replied, this forum is really helpful. By next year, hopefully I shall be an old hand, able to help others. It is sort of fun playing hide and seek
trying to find where the builders cleverly hid all the things that we have to use. We bought a cover for our rpod, put it on, cracked a few opposing windows a bit, and opened the rood vent a bit. I don't know if those are good ideas or not? tomcamper
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:32 AM   #17
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We bought a cover for our rpod, put it on, cracked a few opposing windows a bit, and opened the rood vent a bit. I don't know if those are good ideas or not? tomcamper
I would not leave the weight of a cover on an open roof vent. Closed would be OK, but not open where all of the weight is supported by the hinge.
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I would not leave the weight of a cover on an open roof vent. Closed would be OK, but not open where all of the weight is supported by the hinge.
Agree. But if you have a vent cover over your vents, that seems like a good idea to me.

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Old 11-20-2011, 11:56 AM   #20
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We're in Jersey and I blow my lines out. I actually let a lot of air run through them to dry as much as possible, one fixture at a time. Then just enough AF to fIll the traps. No issues so far.

This is the first year we're using a cover so we'll see how that goes.
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