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Old 09-26-2013, 07:37 AM   #1
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Winterize 99 Seaview, 31'

I will soon be winterizing my 31'-99 Seaview for the first time. I've searched forums but haven't found anything specific to the Seaview. I don't have an air compressor and was hoping to winterize by draining the water, and pumping antifreeze into all the correct places. How can I be sure I found all the correct places?

I have a gas engine and Generac generator that I assume will need attention to.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 09-26-2013, 12:00 PM   #2
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If your Seaview is the same as my Dolphin, it will have a inlet to pump. Once you have drained your freshwater system, use the pump to empty the lines to your fawcets, empty hot water tank, turn valves to corect positions, bypass HW tank, city water(no tank), and inlet to pump. Make a short garden hose, and put the end right into the antifreeze jug. turn the pump on, then start opening your faucets till yo get a steady stream of pink from each. I used 3gal to do mine. once done, go dump your holding tanks.
Your gen will need to be run each month with a decent load, ( space heater, microwave etc ) for at least half an hour .
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:36 AM   #3
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Yea, what Wideglide said.. Your water pump will pull the antifreeze through the system.. For the motor and generator, I like fresh oil for storage time, check engine coolant also. Then a good lube job and its almost ready to go next season.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:53 AM   #4
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I add Stabil to my fuel fill my tank and then run the generator to get stabilized fuel in the lines.
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:24 AM   #5
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Just a little addition if you have an ice maker. The method I use, I disconnect the water line from the freezer at the solenoid. This will gravity drain. Then I disconnect the water line to the solenoid and shake the solenoid to get the water out. Now run the pump until pink stuff comes out the water line. Then turn the icemaker water line off under the kitchen sink. This prevents filling the back of the fridge with water in the Spring

You can just keep the ice maker running and allow the A/F to cycle its way through the system. But this could take a day and the same in the spring. You also have to figure out how to get the A/F out of it and many report bad tasting ice after.

Another thought is A/F in all the traps.

To make mine easy to winterize, I placed a T in the suction line between the tank and pump and placed a 3' hose on it. Then of course 2 shut off valves to switch between tank and hose. Now I just turn 2 valves and stick the hose in a jug of A/F and pump it through the system.
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Old 09-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #6
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How come I never got a ice maker !!!!!!!!

Oh well, new rig has ice & water in the fridge door .
May have to switch from beer to scotch !
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Old 10-01-2013, 12:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for the Advice

Thanks for the input. I think I got it winterized. At least pink anti-freeze came out all the faucets. We had to hold the AF container above the suction port since it didn't have much suction capacity. I don't have an ice maker so didn't have to figure that part out.
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Did you remember the toilet, toilet sprayer, and outside shower .
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Thanks for the reminder. I did get the inside and outside shower hoses and the toiler sprayer.

The one question I have left is the line to the water heater. I drained the water heater and then bypassed the heater during the AF pumping. But does the line to the water heater self drain somewhere? I didn't know if I should pump a small amount of AF into the water heater to protect that line.
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Old 10-25-2013, 04:41 PM   #10
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No, you should not put antifreeze in the hot water tank.
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