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Old 05-03-2012, 01:35 PM   #1
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draining fresh water tank

What and where is a recommened way to drain antifreeze from the fresh water tank? Is this ok to drain in your yard?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:45 PM   #2
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Yes, it is biodegradable and it will not harm grass, etc.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:48 PM   #3
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Assuming you used RV antifreeze, than is potable and biodegradable. I've drained to my field before and I don't believe this is an issue. But usually I just flush the system and leave in the gray tank until I empty the tanks at a campground.
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Old 05-03-2012, 02:59 PM   #4
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Assuming you used RV antifreeze, than is potable and biodegradable. I've drained to my field before and I don't believe this is an issue. But usually I just flush the system and leave in the gray tank until I empty the tanks at a campground.
Yes I used rv antifreeze. Good to know I can put in yard be easier to dewinterize.
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #5
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IN the future you may want to purchase a winterize kit so that you don't have to dump mass amounts of antifreeze in your fw tank then have to deal with draining and sanitizing it . just a little over 2 gallons is all you need with winterizing kit .
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:13 PM   #6
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IN the future you may want to purchase a winterize kit so that you don't have to dump mass amounts of antifreeze in your fw tank then have to deal with draining and sanitizing it . just a little over 2 gallons is all you need with winterizing kit .
I have a kit installed.. however, I could not get it to do what I needed it to do. Just didn't want to take antifreeze in so I ended up putting in fresh water tank. I did look yesterday at the valves to see if something is turned wrong but it does not appear so. I may experiment with colored water so I don't have to worry about the water heater just to see what does what..I noticed 4 valves in the area. Figured out 3 but the 4 th I am not sure what role it plays yet.
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You should have to turn all four valves.
3 for the hw bypass and the fourth to shut off fw supply to be able to suck antifreeze out of jug.
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You should have to turn all four valves.
3 for the hw bypass and the fourth to shut off fw supply to be able to suck antifreeze out of jug.
That may be what the 4 th one is then. To the fw supply.
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IN the future you may want to purchase a winterize kit so that you don't have to dump mass amounts of antifreeze in your fw tank then have to deal with draining and sanitizing it . just a little over 2 gallons is all you need with winterizing kit .
Sanitizing fwt? All there was was antifreeze. Why would sanitizing be nescessary? This antifreeze is supposed to be safe. Not planning on drinking water from fwt (ever) but curious.
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Sanitizing fwt? All there was was antifreeze. Why would sanitizing be nescessary? This antifreeze is supposed to be safe. Not planning on drinking water from fwt (ever) but curious.

i dont plan on drinking it..i normally carry bottled water as we add drink mixes to those.
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