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MountainAir05

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Posted: 10/29/20 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Put you some rock salt" couple hands full" and it will thaw them out.

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Posted: 10/29/20 11:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Its a MH
Didn't you use your furnance to stay warm and keep things (like your tanks) from freezing ?
No Hookups
You are self contained
Use the furnace Burn some propane for heat
Burn some Gasoline, use the generator to charge the batteries, maybe put some electric heat in the bay with the holding tanks
If the tanks were empty prior to this emergency and you poured 1/2 gallon of RV systems antifreeze into each tank
That stuff went directly into drain plumbing connected to dump valves, your dump valves are safe ,
on average it takes approximately 2 gallons of water to fill the dump pipes and have some water in the bottom of the tank , many people do not think of this when they are dumping and rinseing the tanks and adding fresh chemicals,
I always put in several gallons of water before adding the stink limiter, to make sure the dump pipes are full and water is in the tanks,
Sorry not an Lesson on dumping
Just an explanation of where your antifreeze went,
In the dump pipes, not in the bottom of the tanks,
Unless there was already enough water in there to cover the bottom of the tank


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Posted: 10/29/20 08:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks to all that responded to my delema. After cranking up the heat last night and putting a couple of trouble lights in the bay with the holding tanks and the fact that the temperature remained a little warmer last night (11 degrees) and the temp got into the 40's this afternoon I drained the tanks successfully .

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Posted: 10/31/20 04:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is good news
Hope the fire danger has passed your home,
And you made it home safe

shum02

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Posted: 11/02/20 01:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was pretty sure you'd be fine.


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