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Old 05-18-2017, 09:38 PM   #1
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I learned a lesson about antifreeze

I live in Colorado where the weather is admittedly fickle. We've had such nice weather lately this May I thought sub-freezing temps were done. I've had already un-winterized, sanitized my plumbing and have been on 2 excursions with full fw tank. Then Murphy showed up with a forecast this week of sub-freezing temps for several days and 12" of snow. I scrambled into town for some antifreeze just to discover the stuff is sold seasonally here. I struck out at 2 Wal-Mart's and Camping World, then found some at stop #4, a camper sales outfit. My lesson learned is to always keep some on hand from now on. In fact, I bought 4 gallons but only needed 2. Then my neighbor who owns an A-frame called in a panic just hours before the front arrived. Those spare jugs got him prepped. We both will be better prepared in the future.

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Old 05-18-2017, 09:49 PM   #2
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yep never hurts to be prepped for the unexpected.


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Old 05-18-2017, 09:52 PM   #3
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After 80 degrees here in Salida we'll be down to 29 tonight. I also de-winterized and camped. Yesterday I drained all the water out of the HW tank, FW tank and low point drains. Hooked up my compressor and blew the lines out. Dropped what little antifreeze I had left into the drains/p-traps, turned the heat on 50 degrees and put a 60W light bulb in the only compartment that has plumbing thats not easily reached by the heater. Ugh!
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