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Old 04-05-2012, 11:05 AM   #1
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Winterizing

I know this is not supposed to be the time of year for winterizing but the weather here in the Great White North has been crazy! All winter there were days with record high temps, Once while we were in Mexico in March it was warmer in Canada than in Mexico. Was 70 here last week. Snow is all gone. We came home this week and had a few nights of 28 degree weather. I blew out the water lines and kept the Aqua Hot set At 50 degrees. Placed a small heater in the bay next to the Aqua Hot and sert it at 500 Watts. Aimed it right at the Aqua Hot. My inverter is in that bay as well. There is also a small rad from the Aqua Hot so it was toasty in that area. BUT Sunday it will be 32 all day and 16 at night with high winds. Slightly higher for Monday but still below freezing. We have never had to winterize the Dynasty but I am paranoid about the Aqua Hot. Roger Berke preaches that the copper coils are tightly wound and very small diameter. You are supposed to use Antifreeze. I am paranoid about bursting a copper line. Can cost over $3000 to fix. Do you think that with the Aqua Hot on I will be protected?
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Should be OK moisheh unless the Aqua Hot freezes up. deSanford
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:42 AM   #3
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Moisheh,

If you have the Aqua Hot turned on there should be not be a problem. The Aqua Hot will maintain the liquid in the boiler at a much higher temperature than what the what the wall thermostats in the coach are set for. I forget what Roger said but it's well over 100*F. That happens whether there is domestic water present or not.

My only concern in that situation would be that if the Aqua Hot were set to operate on electric, that there was some way of knowing if the electrical supply failed. Otherwise, I think I would set it to Diesel. A few nights of running the Aqua Hot would be very cheap insurance whether on electric or Diesel.

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Windsor dave : Thanks. I guess I am just paranoid! I did have the 2 elements on for 2 nights as the temps were under 30. Tuesday the forecast is for 12 F with winds gusting to 45 mph! Although our power is stable I will be using the diesel. HArd to fathom that today it will be 68 and sunny!
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