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Old 03-17-2015, 03:55 PM   #1
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Recycling Winterizing Fluid?

Has anyone considered re-using the red stuff for next year?

I know there's a little water in it because it collects the water already in the water lines BUT for those of us who, first, blow out the lines with air, the water amount must be very small.

And if we use air to blow the lines out, why couldn't we collect the red stuff, put it back in the container, and use it again next winter?

Anybody doing/done this?
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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I guess you could but my thinking is why? The pink stuff is cheap, only a couple bucks for a gallon and usually it doesn't take more than a gallon or two.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:02 PM   #3
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I'll donate $5 to buying you new so you can just pour it down the drain.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:06 PM   #4
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As cheap as it is, I wouldn't take a chance on it being watered down or contaminated in any other way. Besides, it is bio-degradable (we pumped it into the lake when winterizing / de-winterizing our boat) so why bother to mess with it?
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I'm a miser and recycle it. I blow out the lines, pump the pink in and drain it back into the bottle. I only "use" the small amount dumped in the toilet and traps...
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Colorado rick, Here; http://www.amazon.com/Automatic-Temp...+glycol+tester Depending on quanity and time, your payback will be variable.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:19 PM   #7
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My question would be how confident are you that the anti freeze is still 100%. New jug about $5 new plumbing $$$.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:24 PM   #8
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I think the key is that we're blowing out the lines first. We could just stop there and be fine, most likely. As an added measure we run AF through and drain...
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I recycle the jugs it comes in but no to the A/F itself.

It just gets to cold here to even chance it.
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Yes it's not a lot of money BUT when you consider that most of us winterize/dewinterize numerous times a season times year after year of doing this, then you're not talking about a small amount of money.

But maybe I'm just being ultra-frugal lately as I'm trying to get our house paid off in my early 60's so that I can retire early and go RV'ing a LOT more!
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