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Old 10-25-2015, 05:43 PM   #31
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There are several schools of thought going on in here all at one time. There are a few hard rules that need to be taken into account. One, no anti-freeze in the fresh tank. Two, your wasting pink stuff putting it in your blk and grey tanks (assumed empty). Three, if you just blow things out, make sure your toilet flush valve has been blown clear of residual water because any settling there can cause valve freezing failure. To the guy who wants to force pink stuff into the city connection, better buy a lot of antifreeze, your going to need it, unless of course you can isolate your fresh water tank.
IF you are getting water in the fresh tank from/thru the city water connection then there are issues that need to be addressed BEFORE winterizing.
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Old 10-25-2015, 06:07 PM   #32
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I used the blue coiled hose from the outside shower .threaded the male end into the city water inlet. then.. turned the pump on for a few seconds
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:25 PM   #33
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How many gallons you use ?


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3 gallons would have been plety but i used almost 4 kinda overkill. But its definately winterized lol
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:29 PM   #34
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So its not a big deal not to put antifreeze into the city water connection? I mean that line should already be blown out from the air anyways before putting anti freeze in thru the antifreeze inlet.
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Old 10-25-2015, 07:34 PM   #35
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Pink stuff is cheap. I use it liberally.


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Old 10-27-2015, 11:56 AM   #36
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I don't know why some think you need antifreeze in the drain lines. If they are opened and drained, where does the threat of freezing and cracking come from? (I always drain everything after pumping antifreeze throughout the system with no issues.)
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Old 10-27-2015, 12:07 PM   #37
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Doesn't the antifreeze leak out (the antifreeze you poured in for the traps) if you leave the low point open at the end of your process ?


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If your antifreeze comes out of the low point drains after pouring it into the p trap drains "you've got problems "
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Old 10-27-2015, 02:31 PM   #38
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Ok, where are the low point drains draining from - that will help me understand why some folks are saying leave them open?


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Old 10-27-2015, 02:38 PM   #39
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Another good use for the blue outside shower line and the antifreeze line is to fill your fresh water tank. I know kind of topic but still good information. Hook your outside shower line to your fresh water tank inlet connection, then put your antifreeze hose into your jug of fresh water, turn your valve to pull from the antifreeze line, turn your pump on and your outdoor shower cold water on and you will pump water from the water jug through your system into your fresh water tank. Great for state parks!
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Ok, where are the low point drains draining from - that will help me understand why some folks are saying leave them open?


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I can only imagine that the people leaving them open aren't using AF.
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