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Old 09-03-2016, 10:30 AM   #71
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Not sure about low point drain? Aron will know. If I'd say? I'd leave them closed. Blow lines out then open low point valves and blow again then leave open. Not sure thow
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Old 09-03-2016, 11:04 AM   #72
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Aaron,
Would you also open (and leave open) the Low Point drains under the fridge while blowing the lines?
Also... Where exactly is the water heater bypass valve? Is it in the water heater compartment?
The way I winterize:
  • Get six pack of beer
  • Open first beer
  • open a faucet to relieve pressure on the system
  • pull plug on water heater
  • pull valve to empty fresh water tank
  • open another beer
  • attach air line with adapter to city water inlet (set to city water)
  • open one faucet at a time let them blow air and water until it is all air (don't forget the outside shower)
  • switch bypass valves on water heater (mine are under the fridge or stove)
  • pull low point drains
  • open another beer
  • turn off air compressor and start closing up valves and lines
  • dump a couple cups of RV antifreeze in the drains

I usually don't bother with trying to get antifreeze in the water lines in my part of the country. We also plan to use our unit all year round, blowing the lines is pretty quick after you do it a couple of times. If we are going to be heading back out on a quick trip I quite often will just leave the water heater turned on and run the furnace on a low temp setting 50 or so. All of the water lines are above the floor in the heated area, water heater doesn't use much LP to keep itself warm.

John, Looking forward to the new barn/shop. I am going 40x40 with 16' side walls. I will build a 12x16 insulated interior room for my hobby shop, bigger tools like the table saw, welder and such will live in the main part of the barn. I have been using a smaller barn with a dirt floor and a 40' shipping container for my shop and storage for the past 16 years so this is a helluva upgrade for me. The plan is a small split unit heat pump for the insulated shop area. I have everything laid out with orange paint on the ground where it will be going. I am buying the materials for it from DIY Polebarns out of Ohio. Great folks to work with. One of my co-workers in NY bought a monster barn from them a couple of years ago and was very impressed with the quality and care that they took with his order. I can't beat their pricing locally either.

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Old 09-03-2016, 11:10 AM   #73
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I usually close the low point drains when I am sure it has been cleared out. Otherwise I will forget to close them in the spring and will be cussing because I have water spraying out everywhere.

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Old 09-03-2016, 02:18 PM   #74
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Thanks John & Aaron. I guess it's time to remove those four screws and look behind the panel, under the fridge.
Congrats on your Barn Aaron. Please post progress photos once the work begins.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:12 AM   #75
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Does anyone know where the Coach water pump is? My neighbor suggested I install one of these to make my life easier for both sanitizing and winterizing.
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Does anyone know where the Coach water pump is? My neighbor suggested I install one of these to make my life easier for both sanitizing and winterizing.
Same general area as the drain down valves if memory serves me. It is only September! I don't worry about winterizing until November or maybe January.

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Same general area as the drain down valves if memory serves me. It is only September! I don't worry about winterizing until November or maybe January.

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Thanks Aaron. I'm not winterizing yet, we just had a conversation about sanitizing... that turned into a winterizing conversation. Exact same method for introducing bleach or antifreeze. I'd rather do the mods while the weather is still warm. Got my Blue Ox base plate on yesterday.
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Old 09-06-2016, 08:15 PM   #78
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Well, in the process of removing those plastic push pins that connect the plastic brush guard to the bottom front of my Jeep, I managed to ruin most of them. No big deal, I thought, I'll just buy new ones. I stopped at my Jeep dealer and bought 4, (which I'll be taking back). Those 4 plastic pins were almost $20.00.
I found a pack of 25 on Amazon for less than $19.00. I guess I'll have plenty of spares.
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Thanks Aaron. I'm not winterizing yet, we just had a conversation about sanitizing... that turned into a winterizing conversation. Exact same method for introducing bleach or antifreeze. I'd rather do the mods while the weather is still warm. Got my Blue Ox base plate on yesterday.
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Either that or a Stella. ����
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