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Old 11-13-2014, 03:07 PM   #2291
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I resemble/resent that remark, who is you calling "Jerk"?

I say it purely out of "love" (read:jealousy).
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:12 PM   #2292
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also pour a quart of antifreeze in fresh water tank
Out of curiosity, why do this step?
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:15 PM   #2293
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?
I put it in the sink traps and tub drain
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:30 PM   #2294
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?
I was always concerned about that last little bit pooling and the freezing, plus if there's any water in the faucets it rinses it out, protects the water pump, etc.

So, I drop the HWH, inspect the anode, reinstall it once drained, blow it out so places that don't get much antifreeze such as the lines that get blocked off once I bypass the HWH can be cleared with the system in normal operating mode.

Once cleared I'll bypass the HWH, dump the water out of the fresh water filter housing, screw the bowl back on without a filter, drop the low points and recap. Run antifreeze through the faucets which puts antifreeze through the water pump, the filter bowls and gets all the low spots.

It's easy to blow it out and cheap to antifreeze it.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:52 PM   #2295
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:59 PM   #2296
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How Long?

I've had a gallon of the pink stuff, on the shelf in the trailer shed, for several years now, how long before it goes bad?
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Old 11-13-2014, 04:54 PM   #2297
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I was always concerned about that last little bit pooling and the freezing, plus if there's any water in the faucets it rinses it out, protects the water pump, etc.

So, I drop the HWH, inspect the anode, reinstall it once drained, blow it out so places that don't get much antifreeze such as the lines that get blocked off once I bypass the HWH can be cleared with the system in normal operating mode.

Once cleared I'll bypass the HWH, dump the water out of the fresh water filter housing, screw the bowl back on without a filter, drop the low points and recap. Run antifreeze through the faucets which puts antifreeze through the water pump, the filter bowls and gets all the low spots.

It's easy to blow it out and cheap to antifreeze it.

Yep also gives me time to inspect all my connects for the HWH sinks and plumbing while working on the water pump


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Old 11-14-2014, 07:57 AM   #2298
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?
I just blow out my lines and drain the pump but I add antifreeze to my traps and to the holding tanks to prevent freeze damage of the water in the traps and around the dump valves.
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Old 11-14-2014, 08:04 AM   #2299
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When we winterized in Moline, IL, all I did was blow out the lines, remove the water pump, drain the water heater, drained the tanks and drained the sink traps. I think it is faster than messing with the antifreeze.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:33 AM   #2300
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40 PSI is the pressure I use to blow out the water lines
Got myself a cheap Harbor Freight inline regulator and never go above 40 if lucky.
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