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Posted: 10/07/20 05:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I bought this at Home Depot.

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I set the air pressure regulator to 45 psi and start with the faucet furthest from the here.

I drain all of the fresh water including the water heater.

I open the outside shower first (hot and then cold for all of them), inside shower, toilet, bathroom faucet and then kitchen sink.

I leave each one on until nothing but air is coming out. When I'm done with the kitchen sink I go back and open each one one more time.

I pour some pink stuff into the P-traps and I'm done.


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Kenny, do you have a part number for the compressor to city water hose? I checked Home Depot's website and cannot find that. Thanks.


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I don’t know if anyone mentioned it, but the water pump and the hot water heater still needs to be winterized if you use air. Also don’t forget to blow out the valve for the toilet.

I haven’t found air to be faster just different, and I can stay winterized and use the camper by flushing with RV antifreeze or by adding to the freshwater holding tank although that is a bit of overkill unless going on a long trip. YMMV.


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For years all I did was drain the water system and then blow out the lines with a compressor . Then we had a particularly cold winter and the toilet valve froze and the water pump . Now I blow out all I can and the add some pink stuff to the intake of the water pump untill it reaches the toilet . Then unscrew the spray heads for toilet and sink , and put some in all the traps . Nothing in water heater or water tank . No problems since .


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K_and_I wrote:

Kenny, do you have a part number for the compressor to city water hose? I checked Home Depot's website and cannot find that. Thanks.


I'm sorry but I don't.
I bought it 10 years ago to winterize a small motel with only about 10 rooms.

Here's several different ones from Amazon.

air fitting adapters for RV

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All you need to do is drain the the heater.

Once you drain everything else there's not enough water left in the pump to freeze and do any damage.

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I bet, given the low PSI, you could buy a barbed hose repair piece and a small section of air hose and some hose clamps or crimp rings and make your own.


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specta wrote:

K_and_I wrote:

Kenny, do you have a part number for the compressor to city water hose? I checked Home Depot's website and cannot find that. Thanks.


I'm sorry but I don't.
I bought it 10 years ago to winterize a small motel with only about 10 rooms.

Here's several different ones from Amazon.

air fitting adapters for RV


I’m getting one of those!
I’ve been using a little blower attachment with a bunch of hockey tape wrapped around it...


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There a lot of different brands including Camco that connect directly to an air compressor for 5-8 dollars.

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specta wrote:

K_and_I wrote:

Kenny, do you have a part number for the compressor to city water hose? I checked Home Depot's website and cannot find that. Thanks.


I'm sorry but I don't.
I bought it 10 years ago to winterize a small motel with only about 10 rooms.

Here's several different ones from Amazon.

air fitting adapters for RV

Thanks. I should have looked on Amazon, but wasn't sure what to call them. I have the small plastic adapter, but have been concerned that the air hose pulling downward might break the fitting on the camper. This seems like a better arrangement.

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