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Old 12-04-2013, 10:34 PM   #11
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Make sure you get your anti-freeze completely flushed out of the system next spring BEFORE you "un-by-pass" (is that a word?) and fill the water heater. If you get antifreeze in the water heater and get it hot, it takes forever to get rid of that odor/taste. We had that problem on our boat once. If I recall, it took about a gallon of bleach run through the hot water heater to get the odor/foul taste out.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:40 AM   #12
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Taste in the water? Why would you drink it?
I don't think he means drinking the antifreeze, just the water in the system tastes bad due to the antifreeze. Lots of flushing to get the taste out.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:45 AM   #13
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Some use a pump to push antifreeze through the fresh water system, but some of us just put it into the fresh water tank and let the coach's pump do the work. A problem doing this with our Sunseeker is that the tank fill is high and trying to hold a funnel and the antifreeze over your head is asking for trouble. A 2 liter soft drink bottle is a perfect fit for the tank fill. I use a funnel from the kitchen to fill the bottle from the antifreeze jugs. I don't want anything from a funnel from my shop to be washed into the tank.
Are there no provisions to blow out the lines in the Sunseeker? That would remedy the grief associated with getting antifreeze into the FW tank and save some bucks on antifreeze.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:54 AM   #14
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Are there no provisions to blow out the lines in the Sunseeker? That would remedy the grief associated with getting antifreeze into the FW tank and save some bucks on antifreeze.
I made a brass fitting for several dollars (better than plastic junk at RV dealers). Turn down regulator on air compressor to about 30psi, hook to city water hookup. Open each faucet and flush toilet to remove all water. Remove air, drain low point drains to get last little bit out. System is now empty and can be filled with antifreeze without diluting it. All can be done in under half hour for under $20
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:46 AM   #15
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I made a brass fitting for several dollars (better than plastic junk at RV dealers). Turn down regulator on air compressor to about 30psi, hook to city water hookup. Open each faucet and flush toilet to remove all water. Remove air, drain low point drains to get last little bit out. System is now empty and can be filled with antifreeze without diluting it. All can be done in under half hour for under $20
2x. Best way to do it.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:56 AM   #16
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I would never put A/F in my fresh water tank.
X2.......however, to each their own.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:57 AM   #17
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Why does everyone keep talking about dumping a gallon of pink stuff into the traps? don't you get plenty in there when you turn on the faccuet and let it run for a few seconds while it chugs out the air? I also put AF in FW tank and pull it in. Never noticed a bad taste after flushing. But we don't really drink the water at the CG anyway. We always take bottled water for drinking.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:08 AM   #18
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My sunseeker (3050s) didn't have enough room to put a bypass valve before the water pump. My old RV did which allowed you to suck the AF right from the bottle. I would prefer doing that, but putting it in the fresh water tank was the only way. I'll see in the spring how much of a pain it it to flush it out.
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X2.......however, to each their own.
I agree 100%, but I bought an inline filter to use before the F/W tank to keep unwanted gunk out.
I'll be hanged before I put something in there like A/F on purpose.
I would just blow the system with air and forget the A/F.
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My sunseeker (3050s) didn't have enough room to put a bypass valve before the water pump. My old RV did which allowed you to suck the AF right from the bottle. I would prefer doing that, but putting it in the fresh water tank was the only way. I'll see in the spring how much of a pain it it to flush it out.
No worries. It will come out of out the tank just like it comes out of the lines.
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