View Poll Results: How do you winterize?
blow out lines with air, pump AF throughout 64 39.26%
only blow out lines with air, pour some AF down toliet(s) and sink(s) 36 22.09%
only blow out lines with air, don't use AF at all 5 3.07%
only use AF, don't blow out lines 54 33.13%
other 4 2.45%
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:37 AM   #31
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IMHO, there is too much focus on clearing "water in the lines" and not enough on clearing out and and then anti-freezing the bits of water still trapped here and there in joints, angles and faucets. Case in point, our h/w heater line has a 90-degree metal fitting the elbow of which points to the ground - a perfect place for residual drops of water to roll back to, collect and freeze. Or any faucet valve.

Some people also aren't noting where they live. Here in MN we are blowing out, adding antifreeze and leaving it in the system. We are looking at 20-30 below for 1-3 weeks most years and occasionally worse. Easily enough for a few drops to snap a fitting. That is much different from what may be needed in warmer climates.

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Old 11-03-2015, 04:51 AM   #32
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Although we don't drink the water from our new RV I still won't us RV AF and contaminate my water lines with it. We blow all the lines free of water and drain the HW tank. Easier to do and a lot cleaner and safer. I have a fitting that hooks to the air compressor and fresh water line inlet. Then go inside and open each valve one at a time.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:57 AM   #33
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or you can camp like our neighbor did last weekend in the next site........ have a camper use whats in it ....don't hook up any water or electric & camp in a tent beside it.......... safest way ??????


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Old 11-05-2015, 07:16 PM   #34
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Although we don't drink the water from our new RV I still won't us RV AF and contaminate my water lines with it. We blow all the lines free of water and drain the HW tank. Easier to do and a lot cleaner and safer. I have a fitting that hooks to the air compressor and fresh water line inlet. Then go inside and open each valve one at a time.

So you believe you are getting all the water out with compressed air?

In what way does RV antifreeze "contaminate" the lines? 45% of propylene glycol manufactured each year is used in food production.
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Old 11-08-2015, 03:08 PM   #35
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What does the compressor fitting look like?


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Sorry for the double post and actually that is not correct. It has to be the male hose fitting. Like this.


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Old 11-08-2015, 06:31 PM   #38
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I made my own. I change the quick connect to a barbed nipple for sucking antifreeze.
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I made my own. I change the quick connect to a barbed nipple for sucking antifreeze.
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What powers the fluid? It looks like you might have a special "antifreeze in" port? So there's no compressed air involved here...?
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What powers the fluid? It looks like you might have a special "antifreeze in" port? So there's no compressed air involved here...?
I blow and pink stuff. Yes i do have an AF port.

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