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Old 12-17-2015, 09:12 PM   #21
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No Winterizing Here!

We feel blessed to live in southwest Florida!
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:33 PM   #22
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We feel blessed to live in southwest Florida!

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Old 12-17-2015, 09:45 PM   #23
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the first things freezing gets are the pumps and the fixtures. Close tolerances and pressure from expanding ice.
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Old 12-18-2015, 05:10 AM   #24
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lets just be cheap and see what happens, so net spring I can read about some poor guy who has all kinds of broken pipes and water prolems because he did not want to spend 20 bucks and 20 minutes
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:16 AM   #25
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I blew out my lines and poured RV anti-freeze down the drains, but...next time we went out water leaked all over the bathroom floor. Turned out the toilet valve still had enough water (and it doesn't take much at all) to blow out the freeze plug. It was only a $30 fix, but I had to drive an hour each way for the part.

Now, when I blow out the lines I make certain the toilet pedal is pushed down so it completely clears out ALL of the water.

Here's what blew out:
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:54 AM   #26
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Here in Central Texas I always winterize. 29 into this morning 27 for an overnight low tonight. Remembering the superbowl in 2011, Ice everywhere for a week or more, could happen again.
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:23 AM   #27
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Morning all!
Well it's -12 here, with the wind feels like -22 and snowing lightly...we don't think about it...we have no choice!
As we try to camp till "Canadian" thanksgiving, we sometimes winterized more than once!
As others have suggested...do it!
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:57 AM   #28
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For years I just blew out my lines. One Spring in Memphis, TN, we headed out for the first campout of the year, traveling with some to Huntsville, AL to visit the Space & Rocket Center. Got all set up, turned on the water and blew the knob off one of my shower faucets. We couldn't find a replacement, so we camped without water. Since then I use antifreeze. One drop of water that freezes can cause a lot of headache.
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Old 12-18-2015, 10:57 AM   #29
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When water freezes, it expands in the direction of least resistance (remember filling ice cube trays in the old days, and the cubes had little peaks?). If there are a few drops of water in the lines and a gallon or less in tanks, when it freezes and expands, it shouldn't cause any problems. A little antifreeze down each drain is all I do also in No. Ga. and never had any problems.
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Do not forget the Toilet hand wand if equipped. Also press the hose inlet for the city water to allow the little bit of water to escape.
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