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Old 09-26-2016, 03:09 PM   #11
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Confused to say the least. Could someone explain the proper/best procedure to winterize a 17 Roo 19 with an antifreeze inlet. I will drain all fixtures, use the air compressor method to blow out the lines and drain again. Do I still have to do this? And my next question is what is the best procedure to get the AF in this system? Thanks in advance!
Look for a valve near your water pump. Turned one way the pump will pull from the freshwater tank. Turn it 90 degrees and the pump will pull from the antifreeze inlet. Before you turn the valve, you might want to label the lines--fresh, AF, etc.--so you don't have to figure out which is which next year. Generally, the pump will be pulling from whichever line the valve handle is parallel to. Be sure to drain and bypass the water heater before doing the antifreeze. Use a short length of garden hose (or make your own using a hose fitting and length of tubing from the hardware store) to attach to the antifreeze inlet. Stick the other end in the antifreeze jug. A 6-foot hose is plenty long enough. Turn on the pump and you're ready to go. Turn the pump valve back again (to freshwater setting) once you finish so you don't get a surprise next spring. People say you can do it with 2 gallons of antifreeze, but I used 3 gallons last year on my MiniLite.
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Old 09-26-2016, 04:29 PM   #12
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This is what I was going to do but I was wondering if the antifreeze inlet would make the process faster, better, easier? If not I will blow out the lines, drain and pour a little AF down the traps. Thanks for the replies!


Drenjoey - couldn't find a "one" that uses the anitfreeze inlet. Have you?

Didn't find any video on the subject, but after reading the two threads on this forum, I know how to do it.....,

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Old 09-27-2016, 07:47 AM   #13
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Look for a valve near your water pump. Turned one way the pump will pull from the freshwater tank. Turn it 90 degrees and the pump will pull from the antifreeze inlet. Before you turn the valve, you might want to label the lines--fresh, AF, etc.--so you don't have to figure out which is which next year. Generally, the pump will be pulling from whichever line the valve handle is parallel to. Be sure to drain and bypass the water heater before doing the antifreeze. Use a short length of garden hose (or make your own using a hose fitting and length of tubing from the hardware store) to attach to the antifreeze inlet. Stick the other end in the antifreeze jug. A 6-foot hose is plenty long enough. Turn on the pump and you're ready to go. Turn the pump valve back again (to freshwater setting) once you finish so you don't get a surprise next spring. People say you can do it with 2 gallons of antifreeze, but I used 3 gallons last year on my MiniLite.
I had to add the valve to my TT, (SOB). It was pretty easy, Lowes plumbing dept.
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Thanks all, great advice... Will be tackling winterizing this weekend.
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Less than 2 gallons of AF for mine. Basically put the pink/purple juice in every line but not the hot water tank. Easy Peasy
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Less than 2 gallons of AF for mine. Basically put the pink/purple juice in every line but not the hot water tank. Easy Peasy
And not the FW tank either.
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I do have a question regarding winterization:

Once the hot water tank is emptied, do you screw back the heater anode or just let it loose

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I do have a question regarding winterization:

Once the hot water tank is emptied, do you screw back the heater anode or just let it loose

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You'll get both answers. FWIW, I put the anode back in the water heater. It keeps out spiders and such. As well, one less thing to worry about in the spring.
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You'll get both answers. FWIW, I put the anode back in the water heater. It keeps out spiders and such. As well, one less thing to worry about in the spring.
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I put the anode back in & leave the pressure relief valve released. I did all lines hot & cold kitchen , bathroom sink & shower, toilet & out side shower with just over 1 gallon of antifreeze. Very easy to do.
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