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IMO it really boils down to where you live as to how severe your winters are.
Live in Los Angeles and heck you don't even need to winterize.
Live in North Dakota use the pink stuff.
All points in between it's user discretion.

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BarneyS wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

I pressurize the lines with AF, then crack the cold inlet on the water heater for a moment to put some in the tank.
Works for me.

Whoa! Glad it works for you but I don't think it will work for anybody else. When you get even a little bit of AF in the hot water tank it is very difficult to get it all out. You will have foamy, smelly hot water for a long time.

If you drain your water heater there is absolutely no need to put anything in the tank. The small amount of water remaining in there will do no harm if it freezes.
Barney

I do it mainly to get some AF in the short line that goes in the bottom of the tank.
I just rinse the tank before heating it. Never had hot water foam. A bit of smell first couple of showers, but nothing to worry about.


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