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Old 10-27-2020, 03:07 PM   #1
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Why do I really want or need this?

There I was minding my own business and Amazon wants to sell me this.
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My thoughts:

Why do I need this?

What adapter do I need to make the air fitting I have on my compressor stay attached while I blow the water line clear?

Will my wife hold the air fitting I have in place for me?

Can I use my bicycle hand pump with this to clear the air lines?

How much would I have to pump to clear the lines?

Does anyone else have this and Iím the only one not smart enough to see the benefits?
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:14 PM   #2
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Yes we have one.

We carry an air compressor to top up tires as needed.

That pump will pressurize the water system for winterization thru that fitting.

Half a gallon of antifreeze for the drains and water pump instead of three gallons to do it the other way.
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:21 PM   #3
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There I was minding my own business and Amazon wants to sell me this.
(SEE THE PICTURE)

My thoughts:

Why do I need this?

What adapter do I need to make the air fitting I have on my compressor stay attached while I blow the water line clear?

Will my wife hold the air fitting I have in place for me?

Can I use my bicycle hand pump with this to clear the air lines?

How much would I have to pump to clear the lines?

Does anyone else have this and Iím the only one not smart enough to see the benefits?
For that you would probably need a locking air chuck. At least if you want to do it by yourself and not need someone to stand there and hold it.

Although one like this works soo much better.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Brass-C...e%2C150&sr=8-5
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:23 PM   #4
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I have the Camco plastic version I got at Walmart. Cost about $3.
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Old 10-27-2020, 04:06 PM   #5
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I have the Camco plastic version I got at Walmart. Cost about $3.
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Old 10-28-2020, 01:18 PM   #6
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There I was minding my own business and Amazon wants to sell me this.
(SEE THE PICTURE)

My thoughts:

Why do I need this?

What adapter do I need to make the air fitting I have on my compressor stay attached while I blow the water line clear?

Will my wife hold the air fitting I have in place for me?

Can I use my bicycle hand pump with this to clear the air lines?

How much would I have to pump to clear the lines?

Does anyone else have this and Iím the only one not smart enough to see the benefits?
Hello,

I would recommend the one in the link below. It allows you to connect the air compressor quick connect directly to it so you can go about opening faucets to vent out the water. The one you asked about requires you to hold on the air chuck so you can't leave it unattended.

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https://smile.amazon.com/Winterizing...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
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Old 10-28-2020, 01:28 PM   #7
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You should also use a regulator on the air line so you can cap the pressure off at 35psi or you could do damage to the pump and water line fittings as they are usually plastic
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Old 10-28-2020, 01:34 PM   #8
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Hello,

I would recommend the one in the link below. It allows you to connect the air compressor quick connect directly to it so you can go about opening faucets to vent out the water. The one you asked about requires you to hold on the air chuck so you can't leave it unattended.

Rick
https://smile.amazon.com/Winterizing...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
I just Amazon ordered a similar unit without the hose section. I like having the valve to control the air from a standard compressor.
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Used one, for years to blow out water out of the lines. Mine was 99 Cents at my dealer a couple oy years ago.

Open faucets and low piont drains and blow compressed air through them.


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Old 10-28-2020, 02:01 PM   #10
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I made an adapter with a MIP hose to 3/4" brass adapter, reducer coupling and an air hose chuck. It also works to blow out me sprinkler system too. I set my compressor to 35-40 psi and let it run. So far so good.
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Old 10-28-2020, 02:23 PM   #11
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I’ve used a similar one with an air pressure regulator. Set to 40 and haven’t had any problems blowing out the water lines.
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Old 10-28-2020, 04:25 PM   #12
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I use the same one Hunterrick linked, standard air hose quick connect. You want volume air VS high pressure.
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Old 10-28-2020, 05:20 PM   #13
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I made one to fit a quick connect to my compressor and set the output of the compressor to about 35 psi also have a shutoff valve with it.
All from truck stock, as I am a pipefitter/hvac mechanic
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Old 10-28-2020, 06:01 PM   #14
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Hello,

I would recommend the one in the link below. It allows you to connect the air compressor quick connect directly to it so you can go about opening faucets to vent out the water. The one you asked about requires you to hold on the air chuck so you can't leave it unattended.

Rick
https://smile.amazon.com/Winterizing...NsaWNrPXRydWU=
That example is excellent! I built my own version of that in plastic parts so mine was about $10 dollars. I would have bought something like that but I ended up there anyways. Thanks for the link
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Old 10-29-2020, 06:51 AM   #15
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There I was minding my own business and Amazon wants to sell me this.
(SEE THE PICTURE)

My thoughts:

Why do I need this?

What adapter do I need to make the air fitting I have on my compressor stay attached while I blow the water line clear?

Will my wife hold the air fitting I have in place for me?

Can I use my bicycle hand pump with this to clear the air lines?

How much would I have to pump to clear the lines?

Does anyone else have this and Iím the only one not smart enough to see the benefits?
no use the male end Of you quick disconnect and it is a 1 man job
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:46 AM   #16
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I have the Camco plastic version I got at Walmart. Cost about $3.
I think that's the one I have as well. A short piece of vinyl tubing and connects to blow gun from air compressor
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Old 10-29-2020, 12:00 PM   #17
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For that you would probably need a locking air chuck. At least if you want to do it by yourself and not need someone to stand there and hold it.



Although one like this works soo much better.



https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Brass-C...e%2C150&sr=8-5
Thatís exactly you the one I use. I set my air compressor to 40-ish lbs since thatís what the water regulator allows. Just plug it up and open valves one-by-one until all the water is out. I canít imagine having to hold the chuck in place by hand.
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Old 10-29-2020, 12:18 PM   #18
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There I was minding my own business and Amazon wants to sell me this.
(SEE THE PICTURE)

My thoughts:

Why do I need this?

What adapter do I need to make the air fitting I have on my compressor stay attached while I blow the water line clear?

Will my wife hold the air fitting I have in place for me?

Can I use my bicycle hand pump with this to clear the air lines?

How much would I have to pump to clear the lines?

Does anyone else have this and Iím the only one not smart enough to see the benefits?
I'm in Texas and not to concerned with freezing RV water lines but I do use the adapter you show and open all the outlets and hand actuate a bicycle tire foot pump to clear the lines as much is needed. I have checked afterwards and it does a very good job of clearing the residual water out.
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For that you would probably need a locking air chuck. At least if you want to do it by yourself and not need someone to stand there and hold it.

Although one like this works soo much better.

https://www.amazon.com/Camco-Brass-C...e%2C150&sr=8-5
That looks like it has a tiny passageway for the air.


I just made one. The local hardware store or HomeDepot has all the parts. Just remember to dial back the air pressure before you hook it up.

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Old 11-02-2020, 09:54 PM   #20
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There I was minding my own business and Amazon wants to sell me this.
(SEE THE PICTURE)

My thoughts:

Why do I need this?

What adapter do I need to make the air fitting I have on my compressor stay attached while I blow the water line clear?

Will my wife hold the air fitting I have in place for me?

Can I use my bicycle hand pump with this to clear the air lines?

How much would I have to pump to clear the lines?

Does anyone else have this and Iím the only one not smart enough to see the benefits?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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