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Old 11-05-2013, 03:36 AM   #1
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Question Winterizing using compressed air

OK, so this is what I've done so far for my Georgetown 351DS (I live in Seattle, where we rarely get a hard freeze for an extended period of time, but we usually get 1 week / year that stays below freezing for high).

1) bypass water heater
2) drain fresh water by opening up the 4 tubes near low point drain, drain water filter
3) remove anode in water heater, drain, replace anode
4) hook up compressor to city inlet, blow @ 30 psi, and go to every water faucet (kitchen sink, water dispenser in residential fridge, toilet, bathroom sink, inside shower, outside shower) and run cold until air, then hot until air.
5) go back and repeat (4), confirming basically only air coming out now
6) drain the water filter again
7) pour a cup or so of antifreeze into all the drains/toilet

So a few questions:
1) is it enough for residential fridge?
2) is it enough for water pump?
3) do I need to put pink stuff into freshwater supply?

Thx
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:06 AM   #2
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OK, so this is what I've done so far for my Georgetown 351DS (I live in Seattle, where we rarely get a hard freeze for an extended period of time, but we usually get 1 week / year that stays below freezing for high).

1) bypass water heater
2) drain fresh water by opening up the 4 tubes near low point drain, drain water filter
3) remove anode in water heater, drain, replace anode
4) hook up compressor to city inlet, blow @ 30 psi, and go to every water faucet (kitchen sink, water dispenser in residential fridge, toilet, bathroom sink, inside shower, outside shower) and run cold until air, then hot until air.
5) go back and repeat (4), confirming basically only air coming out now
6) drain the water filter again
7) pour a cup or so of antifreeze into all the drains/toilet

So a few questions:
1) is it enough for residential fridge?
2) is it enough for water pump?
3) do I need to put pink stuff into freshwater supply?


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1)Does the fridge have a water dispenser and or ice maker?

Winterizing Ice-maker

2)Should be, if there is any water in the pump it should not be enough to cause a problem.

3)No.
As long as it is drained and blown out it should be ok.
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:32 AM   #3
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Adding pink stuff to fresh water tank is a no no. This has been covered many times on this forum.
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thanks folks

I have water dispenser and ice maker. I cleared the water dispenser w/the compressor. Not sure if that covers the ice maker.

Followup question: I dumped the black/gray; other than putting pink stuff in traps, should I put some in those tanks? How much?
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thanks folks I have water dispenser and ice maker. I cleared the water dispenser w/the compressor. Not sure if that covers the ice maker. Followup question: I dumped the black/gray; other than putting pink stuff in traps, should I put some in those tanks? How much?
Don't to add anything into the Black and Grey tanks, as long as they are empty.
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thanks folks

I have water dispenser and ice maker. I cleared the water dispenser w/the compressor. Not sure if that covers the ice maker.

Followup question: I dumped the black/gray; other than putting pink stuff in traps, should I put some in those tanks? How much?
I like to put a little in the bowi if the toilet without flushing.
The dealer showed us how to winterize by pumping pink through the system but we have decided to blow it out like we did on our TT.

I assume you removed the filter.
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Followup question: I dumped the black/gray; other than putting pink stuff in traps, should I put some in those tanks? How much?
You're gonna get some in the black/gray tanks simply by filling the p-traps. I prefer to have a little AF residing down by the gate valves when the mercury is diving past -30.
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Adding pink stuff to fresh water tank is a no no. This has been covered many times on this forum.
Not true if your "pink stuff" is propylene glycol based. The ethylene-based pink stuff I would not want in the FW tank.
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Don't put anything in your fresh water tank but fresh water. unless your are going to sanitize your system.

Just make sure you drain your tank completely for the winter.
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Would make sure the water filter canister is dry and would lube the threads on the base and on the canister and O ring surfaces and leave it loose or off.
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