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Old 03-18-2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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Would this work to blow out water lines

Dealer winterized in the fall. Then de-winterized last week prior to a trip to Disney for Spring Break. Now getting a cold snap (20 degree night) this week.

Planning to drain water heater, blow out the lines, & add anti-freeze to drains.

Don't have an air compressor. Do have a Black & Decker air station (see link below). Would this work to blow out water lines?

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Black & Decker ASI300 Air Station Inflator - Electric Air Compressor - Amazon.com
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #2
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I don't see why not.


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Old 03-18-2013, 07:55 AM   #3
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Would have to think if u fill an air tank that u can buy at harbor fright u should be able to have some air to blow out the lines. Bought mine there for like $20.00.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:05 AM   #4
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Does it have a regulated air supply ?? You definitely don't want full pressure in your water lines.

I just use a bicycle pump, even though I have an air compressor. I don't like the looks of the condensate that comes out of my air compressor, and don't want any residue in my water lines.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:09 AM   #5
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Don't really need more than 20lbs regulated pressure.
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Old 03-18-2013, 08:10 AM   #6
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Yes u can put a valve on it and only let a little or a lot of air out. U don't want to use to much u could blow out a line . Best of luck
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:34 AM   #7
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I bought an air compressor at Sears this morning.

Was the least expensive one they had. Normally $80. On sale for $60. I had a $5 coupon. Plus a little over $30 in gift cards. So I paid only about $25.

Hopefully it works for what I need. Only two uses really. Winterizing per my post above. Also figure it will fill up the rig's tires quicker than the Black & Decker Air Station I linked above.

Saw some reviews for it after I left the store. A mixed bag. Time will tell.

Thanks all for the posts!

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Old 03-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #8
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I was going to say post where you live and another member in the area might loan you a compressor.
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Dealer winterized in the fall. Then de-winterized last week prior to a trip to Disney for Spring Break. Now getting a cold snap (20 degree night) this week.

Planning to drain water heater, blow out the lines, & add anti-freeze to drains.

Don't have an air compressor. Do have a Black & Decker air station (see link below). Would this work to blow out water lines?

Thanks!

Black & Decker ASI300 Air Station Inflator - Electric Air Compressor - Amazon.com
Those style are high pressure, low volume compressors without a tank. They're fine for inflating tires if you got 10 or 15 minutes but won't work very well to blow out the water lines on your camper.

A compressor with a tank and regulated output is what you need.

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Old 03-18-2013, 05:07 PM   #10
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You can always blow lines out or vacuum them out with a shop vac. Worked on my inground pool for 20 years and never had a problem. Lots more air capacity too.
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