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Old 11-18-2014, 10:56 PM   #21
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As promised...here's a few pix of my 1st winterization with the new pump today. My biggest problem was getting the drawers out of the kitchen cabinets so I could access the water heater bypass valves. Took me over an hour to get ONE drawer out...then it was easy! LOL. Dealer service dept. was NO help! Anyway...
First pic is how the Kobalt 1.5 HotDog fits in my basement. Got plenty of room for my tool bag and some power tools in there as well. Perfect fit.
Second pic is with it hooked up to my city water supply input and running...set to 30 psi and blew out all the pipes one at a time...note the water filter with filter removed and outside shower was purged as well as the sinks and shower and toilet. Dropped the pink stuff in the sink/shower traps and in the toilet to keep the seal good.
Third pic is a closeup of the blue blowout adapter I referenced earlied, hooked to the city water input.
Drained all the tanks, opened the low point valves and emptied the water heater too... 1 1/16 in socket required with short extension. Gotta reverse it all in January to head south! Hope this helps someone!
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Old 11-19-2014, 01:51 AM   #22
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Air Compressor for Winterizing

This is the Compressor I have and used. It blew out the water pretty good through all the faucets then I done one at a time. I'm still concerned about the suction and discharge lines on the water pump that's under my bathroom sink. Just don't know much water is in pump and lines after running it with fresh tank empty.
http://m.craftsman.com/craftsman-3-g...p-00915362000P
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Old 11-19-2014, 07:18 AM   #23
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The Kobalt compressor you bought is a terrific unit. It has hundreds of 5 star user ratings. I luv mine!!!!
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:39 AM   #24
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The Kobalt compressor you bought is a terrific unit. It has hundreds of 5 star user ratings. I luv mine!!!!
Thanks for the feedback... I'm really happy so far too. Now I have a whole new class of tools I can buy too! Makes me want to do some remodeling!
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Old 12-08-2014, 11:18 PM   #25
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Great Info, Thanks for posting it!
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This is the Compressor I have and used. It blew out the water pretty good through all the faucets then I done one at a time. I'm still concerned about the suction and discharge lines on the water pump that's under my bathroom sink. Just don't know much water is in pump and lines after running it with fresh tank empty.
http://m.craftsman.com/craftsman-3-g...p-00915362000P
As long as the water has a place to expand to - such as inside the non-pressurized suction pipe, it shouldn't be any issue as even FR shows that their piping systems can withstand freezing....

But I reverse blew air back into the suction pipe by opening the tank shut-off valve at the pump inlet, and blew air into and through the pipe that you would normally put into your antifreeze bottle. I could hear a little bit of water going back to the fresh water tank. It was just a little! Then it drained back and out thru the tank drain valve.
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