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Posted: 10/10/22 07:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pianotuna wrote:

Here is what I do. I've been known to winterize 7 times in a year.

1. drain the water heater
2. blow out the lines with compressed air, one faucet at a time.
3. by pass the water heater
4. install antifreeze
5. blow out the antifreeze catching as much as I can.

This is known as the belt and suspenders approach. Either 1 through 3, OR, 3 through 5 should be enough. Doing both is unnecessary, but hurts nothing. However, keep in mind that where pianotuna lives, it gets colder than, say, Florida.


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pianotuna wrote:

Here is what I do. I've been known to winterize 7 times in a year.

1. drain the water heater
2. blow out the lines with compressed air, one faucet at a time.
3. by pass the water heater
4. install antifreeze
5. blow out the antifreeze catching as much as I can.

This is known as the belt and suspenders approach. Either 1 through 3, OR, 3 through 5 should be enough. Doing both is unnecessary, but hurts nothing. However, keep in mind that where pianotuna lives, it gets colder than, say, Florida.


But water doesn't freeze til 0 deg up there...


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This time I read the separate water pump manual. It says to disconnect both inlet and outlet pipes and run the pump until all water is expelled. This would be a PITA, and would probably result in water on the pump compartment floor. The manual doesn't seem to contemplate that I could be pumping AF throughout the system. It just suggests that AF be poured down the drains to protect the P traps.


Well the way you did it last time worked so why change?

The idea is to get all water out of the pump.. And using the suction hose on a bottle of Pink Stuff does the job just fine..

Myself. I used pink the first time and AIR after that. I mean if I fill the lines with air. and the air freezes.. I'm not going to worry about the RV (Breathing, That will be the problem, I rather enjoy breathing). (If my wording makes you laugh. That's ok. Laugh away. I'm not offended).


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pianotuna wrote:

Here is what I do. I've been known to winterize 7 times in a year.

1. drain the water heater
2. blow out the lines with compressed air, one faucet at a time.
3. by pass the water heater
4. install antifreeze
5. blow out the antifreeze catching as much as I can.


For me there are lots of missing pieces to this explanation. What kind of compressor? I have a tire inflator, nothing more. What fittings are needed? Where do you access the lines and fixtures in order to blow them out? If you drain the water heater, do you put the drain plug back so that you can blow out hw lines?

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male garden hose to compressor

first blow out drain plug in water heater; then by pass to continue blowing out lines. I do leave the plug out during the winter.


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