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Old 11-13-2014, 11:50 AM   #2281
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?

Probably just in the traps and toilet like I did but I only used 2 gallons as I wanted a little in the grey and black tanks.

Not sure on needing 3 though.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:51 AM   #2282
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?
I have two reasons: You can never blow all the water out of the lines and last year we hit -28 F at my rural property where I keep my TT. Cheap insurance.
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I have two reasons: You can never blow all the water out of the lines and last year we hit -28 F at my rural property where I keep my TT. Cheap insurance.
I agree. Cheap Insurance. And some people might forget to add anti-freeze to the traps where there is also water. I also add some to the toilet bowl which helps keep the valve lubricated.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:14 PM   #2284
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?
It's "belt and suspenders". Blowing out the lines first means that the pink stuff isn't diluted. Adding pink stuff after blowing out the lines means you will protect the places where water still gets stuck in a dip or low point.

From my reading- lots of people only blow out lines, lots of people only push in the pink stuff, lots of do both, and lots of jerks go south to where it's warm.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:21 PM   #2285
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I feel confident the way I did mine. After running things 1 by 1 until they weren't pushing water out I ran 40psi with everything open for almost 30 min. So I feel the air going through the lines that long dried them out fairly decently. If not I guess I'll have some pluming to do. :doh:
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:24 PM   #2286
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What did you do to your camper today?

I will say one thing I will do differently is drive around with the fresh water tank drain open... I thought I had it all out and when I dropped it off at the dealer last week. I opened it just to make sure and probably another maybe 5 gallons came out... Guess I have a low spot in the tank.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:41 PM   #2287
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I will say one thing I will do differently is drive around with the fresh water tank drain open... I thought I had it all out and when I dropped it off at the dealer last week. I opened it just to make sure and probably another maybe 5 gallons came out... Guess I have a low spot in the tank.

I dump my tanks and low point drains and then hook up the air compressor and open one thing at a a time to make sure also pour a quart of antifreeze in fresh water tank


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Old 11-13-2014, 01:37 PM   #2288
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For many years now I've blown them out with no problems where we get -30 temps every winter. You'll never get it all out but the very little water remaining will have room to expand.

I also blow out my underground sprinklers and have never had any freeze damage. Can't get all the water out of them as well so I usually will have a couple frozen heads in the spring until the ground warms up enough to thaw them.
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Old 11-13-2014, 02:40 PM   #2289
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In anticipation of the freeze blowing through I dropped the water back out, changed the oil in the generators, and managed to brush the slide with the back corner of the truck. Yeah, that's irritating.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:06 PM   #2290
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...and lots of jerks go south to where it's warm.
I resemble/resent that remark, who is you calling "Jerk"?
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I resemble/resent that remark, who is you calling "Jerk"?

I say it purely out of "love" (read:jealousy).
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:12 PM   #2292
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also pour a quart of antifreeze in fresh water tank
Out of curiosity, why do this step?
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:15 PM   #2293
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?
I put it in the sink traps and tub drain
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:30 PM   #2294
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?
I was always concerned about that last little bit pooling and the freezing, plus if there's any water in the faucets it rinses it out, protects the water pump, etc.

So, I drop the HWH, inspect the anode, reinstall it once drained, blow it out so places that don't get much antifreeze such as the lines that get blocked off once I bypass the HWH can be cleared with the system in normal operating mode.

Once cleared I'll bypass the HWH, dump the water out of the fresh water filter housing, screw the bowl back on without a filter, drop the low points and recap. Run antifreeze through the faucets which puts antifreeze through the water pump, the filter bowls and gets all the low spots.

It's easy to blow it out and cheap to antifreeze it.
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Old 11-13-2014, 03:59 PM   #2296
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How Long?

I've had a gallon of the pink stuff, on the shelf in the trailer shed, for several years now, how long before it goes bad?
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I was always concerned about that last little bit pooling and the freezing, plus if there's any water in the faucets it rinses it out, protects the water pump, etc.

So, I drop the HWH, inspect the anode, reinstall it once drained, blow it out so places that don't get much antifreeze such as the lines that get blocked off once I bypass the HWH can be cleared with the system in normal operating mode.

Once cleared I'll bypass the HWH, dump the water out of the fresh water filter housing, screw the bowl back on without a filter, drop the low points and recap. Run antifreeze through the faucets which puts antifreeze through the water pump, the filter bowls and gets all the low spots.

It's easy to blow it out and cheap to antifreeze it.

Yep also gives me time to inspect all my connects for the HWH sinks and plumbing while working on the water pump


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Old 11-14-2014, 07:57 AM   #2298
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I am just curious, I have seen others post same thing. If you are blowing out the lines, why and where are you putting pink stuff in?
I just blow out my lines and drain the pump but I add antifreeze to my traps and to the holding tanks to prevent freeze damage of the water in the traps and around the dump valves.
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When we winterized in Moline, IL, all I did was blow out the lines, remove the water pump, drain the water heater, drained the tanks and drained the sink traps. I think it is faster than messing with the antifreeze.
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40 PSI is the pressure I use to blow out the water lines
Got myself a cheap Harbor Freight inline regulator and never go above 40 if lucky.
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