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Old 12-06-2017, 08:42 AM   #1
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Drying her out

So, if you pull the plug to empty the water heater, empty the filter reservoir, dump the tanks and open the low drain points, does that dry the Columbus up? What else might there be? I read the winterizing stuff and from memory, I think that covers it, aside from adding anti-freeze, which I am not doing. Just trying to mitigate freezing risk and will look those instructions up again.

I will have the heater will be on as it gets pretty cold this weekend but again, let's get the water out of it.
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Old 12-06-2017, 08:47 AM   #2
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Draining as you've mentioned does not address any water in the water pump.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:15 AM   #3
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Draining as you've mentioned does not address any water in the water pump.
Ok, that's valid.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:27 AM   #4
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It also doesn't empty the traps in the drains. I know you said that you'll have the heater on, but what if the heat fails? I think I'd dump a little anti-freeze in the traps just for insurance.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:38 AM   #5
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Draining as you mentioned won't always get the water out of the toilet valve.......... nor the outside shower... may not drain the inside shower hose, either.
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Old 12-06-2017, 09:46 AM   #6
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Without pumping air or anti-freeze, it doesn't clear all the water from the lines.
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:26 AM   #7
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There are usually several low spots in the plumbing and they will not be drained bu opening the low point drains. At a minimum you need to blow the lines well. The extra hour and $10 to add antifreeze is certainly much better and less expensive than a plumbing repair in the spring.
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Old 12-08-2017, 07:56 AM   #8
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There are no traps in a Columbus, they use trap-less drains. To be on the safe side, I would still blow out the entire water system including the toilet and bidet hose and still pink juice the system for piece of mind and also to winterize the pump.
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There are no traps in a Columbus, they use trap-less drains.
Then how do they keep tank stink out of the cabin?
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Then how do they keep tank stink out of the cabin?
They have these, Hepvo Waterless Drains.
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