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Old 08-26-2016, 11:49 AM   #11
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Old 08-26-2016, 12:48 PM   #12
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Ok thanks. I'll be sure and use it. We get a few really hard freezes so I'm pretty sure it would be necessary in my area.

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Just a fast note to the newbies! use anti-freeze designated for RV use-not your vehicle radiator! Yes, there is a difference! One can kill you, the other, just a bit unpleasant tasting!
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Here's the plastic blow out (one way valve) plug used with a compressor I was talking about for about $2. You can also get a brass one at Home Depot for about $8. Makes the job much easier!

Blow-out Plug - Camco 36104 - Winterizing - Camping World
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Here's the plastic blow out (one way valve) plug used with a compressor I was talking about for about $2. You can also get a brass one at Home Depot for about $8. Makes the job much easier!

Blow-out Plug - Camco 36104 - Winterizing - Camping World


I use the brass version and just use the clamp on air chuck from my bicycle pump.


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Old 08-26-2016, 04:07 PM   #17
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Here's the plastic blow out (one way valve) plug used with a compressor I was talking about for about $2. You can also get a brass one at Home Depot for about $8. Makes the job much easier!

Blow-out Plug - Camco 36104 - Winterizing - Camping World
These are NOT one way valves, they're basically just "reducers;" (at least, mine's not, and it looks exactly like your pic).
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These are NOT one way valves, they're basically just "reducers;" (at least, mine's not, and it looks exactly like your pic).
Don't know what you have, but the ones I use let the air in and then hold the pressure until I open a faucet. Can't remember where i bought mine. Is possible that the link I grabbed is not the exact one I have but looks the same.
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I use the small compressor like you do, the trick to really getting enough water out is to keep the pressure on, not over 40#, let it build up, release one valve at a time and keep repeating until you are getting pretty much nothing but air. Don't forget to run the pump dry a couple times. Don't forget toilets, outside showers etc. Using this method I have never used antifreeze except down the drains and in the black and gray tanks, never a problem.
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I was told that it's better to pump antifreeze thru the entire trailer. The trouble with air is if there's a low spot in the piping (and there's probably plenty) the air will just blow by & the pipe can still freeze. Of course you have to turn the by pass on the HWT. HWT's don't like antifreeze. Also pull the electric anode after doing the bypass & dump all the water in the HWT.
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