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swimmer_spe

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Posted: 10/12/17 07:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

vermilye wrote:

I use air only for the water lines, and antifreeze for the drains. One point - use an oilless compressor or a good oil filter - you don't want oil in the water lines. I blow out the lines at 40PSI one tap at a time, working from the first to last tap in the line. Let it sit for an hour or two, then do it again. Don't forget the toilet & outside shower. Be sure to run the water pump dry, and, of course, drain the water heater. A good time to check/replace the anode.

While this worked for the first 3 years with -10°F winters, I got a much better idea starting 3 years ago - head for Quartzsite, AZ, and forget about winterizing! I'm on my way now...


-10F? That is almost balmy.

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swimmer_spe wrote:

FLY 4 FUN wrote:

I dont understand why you would want to blow out the lines with air then pull antifreeze into the system? When you correctly pump antifreeze into the rig and open one tap at a time until pink comes out you have ensured water is GONE from the lines! Finish up by ensuring city water valve is depressed once pump is off and your good to go. Seems like an extra step vs just using antifreeze.


That's what they said. They don't blow the lines. They just drain the lines through the low spot drains. They then pump the pink antifreeze via the pump.


Read the post directly above Fly 4 Fun’s post, specifically # 3.

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time2roll wrote:

And why leave the antifreeze in? Pump it through and blow it out.
Belt and suspenders for the 'deep freeze' [emoticon]

(with a grain of salt from warm year 'round so cal)


This is what I do. Be aware that if you have a washer dryer and/or a residential fridge with an ice maker, air alone will not work.


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