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Old 05-15-2015, 12:14 AM   #1
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Draining the pink stuff

Just wondering how and where most people drain and flush their system. If u let it drain in ur driveway overnight ur cat licks it up and goes to cat heaven. If u collect it in a bucket and dump it down the storm drain some say it contaminates the water supply. Can u take it back to Walmart for disposal? Maybe we can package it and send it to one of those groups that wants to cut our heads off with a dull knife. Just curious what other people do.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:24 AM   #2
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:15 AM   #3
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If by "the pink stuff" you mean RV antifreeze, it's supposed to be non-toxic in moderation. It's mostly just alcohol anyway, and not even denatured.

I let it run down the driveway where it gradually evaporates. If you're concerned, hose it down (unless you live in a drought state).
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I add a few gallons of water to the fresh water tank with my drinking water hose then hook the hose to the city water inlet & flush the pink stuff into the holding tanks using the city water. Once the water runs clear at each faucet, I disconnect the city water & run the water pump to push the remaining pink stuff into the holding tanks. Might get a little on the street when I clear the outside shower & low point drains but that happens when I winterize too. I then use a tank wand to rinse the water heater out.

We typically are headed out for a camping trip right afterwards so we just hit the dump station if need be on the way into the campground or use the one here in town before we leave.
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:43 AM   #5
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I just open the faucets and let it go into the holding tank. It's only a few gallons so it doesn't take up much room, and it gets dumped with the rest of the tank.

It's potable system safe, so odds are it's pretty harmless to drink.

As for the cat, they're best when cooked well.
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I just open the faucets and let it go into the holding tank. It's only a few gallons so it doesn't take up much room, and it gets dumped with the rest of the tank.

It's potable system safe, so odds are it's pretty harmless to drink.

As for the cat, they're best when cooked well.
Maybe at your house!!
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I don't use it to begin with in my lines. compressed air, pink for toilets and drains only. Hate the aftertaste.
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I don't use it to begin with in my lines. compressed air, pink for toilets and drains only. Hate the aftertaste.
Especially from the black water tank....... just say'en
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:37 PM   #9
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I drain it into buckets and put it down my house sink until it runs fairly clear, then switch to lawn disposal. A bit of carrying to this method but then my lawn doesn't smell like pink stuff. It is "safe" for the beasties, but I'm sure it's not beneficial.
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I just open the faucets and let it go into the holding tank. It's only a few gallons so it doesn't take up much room, and it gets dumped with the rest of the tank.

It's potable system safe, so odds are it's pretty harmless to drink.
X2. Why would you not drain it into your gray and black holding tanks??
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