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Old 11-27-2015, 09:23 PM   #1
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Anti-freeze... Does NOT taste so good!

We had to winterize after the Disney trip due to freezing temps. I thought I did a good job cleaning out the AF before shoving off for Williamsburg... Guess I did not do a good enough job flushing the lines out before leaving... BOY DOES ANTI-FREEZE TASTE TERRIBLE!!

It is not to bad but the after taste is there and a slight odor.. No mistaking the taste of the pink stuff and taste DOES NOT like to do away even after frequent mouth flushing!! LOL
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:31 PM   #2
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Its NOT a popular Drink in Bars either! Youroo!!
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:54 PM   #3
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...and taste DOES NOT like to do away even after frequent mouth flushing!! LOL
Try something stronger.
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:20 PM   #4
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Try something stronger.
I do not drink but this would be one reason to start!! YUCK!!!
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Did you put AF in the FW tank?
If you did, big mistake and probably why it tastes bad.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:36 AM   #6
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No, I just hastily flushed the lines. We were leaving for a trip and wanted to save gray tank space... I did not want to break out the tote (lazy).

The front sink is cleared out but the rear (not flushed as well, my guess) still had the taste...

So moral of the story, do not cut corners when de-winterizing!

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Old 11-28-2015, 09:43 AM   #7
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We have a blue tote. We typically use that for drinking water-coffee-brushing teeth etc for the first few days when de-winterizing. I've found that you can flush the lines all you want but it takes a few days for the slight foaminess and taste to go away.

FYI blue water totes come is a couple of sizes. 4/7 gal. Get one at the camping isle of your favorite big box or sporting goods store.
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Old 11-28-2015, 09:45 AM   #8
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I am not going to lie this is the first time we have used AF in about 7 years other than the traps and tanks... Now I know why I stopped after a few seasons! LOL!

Kydan, you are not joking it takes some time.

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To alleviate the anti-freeze problem when getting ready for the 1st spring trip, I blow the lines of antifreeze when winterizing. I blow the water out of the lines 1st, pump in anti-freeze, and then blow that out. I figure I will have a few residual low places that the anti-freeze hides, but not enough to effect water quality.
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This is why I blow out really good and put AF in traps. I just couldn't see how you could flush that well at home with out a drain at home. Since 2012, all is good so far.
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