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Old 09-30-2016, 06:54 PM   #1
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winterizing with compressed air

I really don't like the pink stuff, would like to blow the water out just don't know how to do it. I know I will still have to put the pink stuff in the p-traps but how do you blow the lines out, is there an adapter that hooks to the city water intake? we have never used the fresh water tank.

sorry if this has already been asked
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:01 PM   #2
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Yes, there is an adapter. I have done it both ways but much prefer the air method.

You should be able to find the adapter at any RV center, probably in the Walmart RV section, and I assume, Amazon. Just keep your pressure at about 20 pounds and open one facet at a time. Of course, empty the fresh water and hot water tanks first.

It's really a two person job at least for us. One at the compressor and the other doing faucets.
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:12 PM   #3
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You just need one of these.
Blow Out Hose - Direcsource Ltd TS-N19 - Winterizing - Camping World
Be careful not to use too much pressure.
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:15 PM   #4
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You just need one of these.
Blow Out Hose - Direcsource Ltd TS-N19 - Winterizing - Camping World
Be careful not to use too much pressure.
That looks like it could be done by one person. Mine is a simple cap with a nipple. I have to hold the air nozzle to it.
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Old 09-30-2016, 11:49 PM   #5
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It's really a two person job at least for us. One at the compressor and the other doing faucets.
Same for me, its much easier that way.
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It is a little like wearing a belt and suspenders, but I blow out the airlines with my air compressor first then pump the pink antifreeze through. I bought one of those Wal-Mart plastic air connectors, but it broke right away. So, I drilled out the plastic air adapter and threaded in a spare quick-connect adapter to my air line. (Absolutely make sure that you have reduced the pressure on your air regulator so you don't blow out all of your water lines.) This makes it a one-person task. You have to run through less antifreeze to get it all the way through the system, since you are only pumping out air and not water; and you have winterized with certainty. Only takes a few minutes.
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Old 10-01-2016, 06:22 AM   #7
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I have a couple of these, Camco makes them, sold by most RV places, walmart, etc.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Blo...ingMethod=p13n

Although I've done it with compressed air, to me it adds another step that isn't necessary. so I simply drain the lines, then flush/fill with pink RV antifreeze. I use about 2 gallons, this includes dumping some into the ptraps and toilet.

I open low point drains and all the faucets, then come back in a few days and pump pink into all the lines. The whole process takes about 15 minutes and I don't need to drag the compressor out.

If you decide to blow the lines out, use one the of brass fittings attached to the city water. Your compressor should have a regulator, set it to about 20-30 psi.

Hook the air line up to the fitting, then start with the farthest faucet, open one faucet at a time, until it starts puffing air. Don't forget the toilet, outside faucets, and the washing machine. When finished, let it sit for a few minutes, then repeat the process.

I would drain my water heater by removing the drain plug, and close the bypass valves.
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I'll add that when you remove the anode rod from the water heater be sure there is no compressed air in the system. You might get a little wet. Don't ask me how I know that.
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thanks for the advice folks, that's what i like about this place if u have a question there are plenty of folks willing to help out
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Old 10-01-2016, 08:14 AM   #10
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I just find an old garden hose end and clamp it on to my air compressor hose fitting.
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