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Old 11-27-2013, 12:52 PM   #15
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If your concerned with the quality/concentration of the antifreeze you buy it can be tested before using it with strips or a refractometer. Just make sure it tests for propylene glycol.
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I took some of the pink stuff, put it into a empty water bottle and put it into my freezer for a week. It turned into a slush and did not expand.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:23 AM   #17
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thanks everyone for all your answers. Great information. Most important was the fact that R V antifreeze does freeze and that it contracts when frozen so no danger of bursting pipes. Also 2 tempatures 1 is freezing point and 2 is bursting point as pointed out above. I was going to change antifreeze but now i am going to leave it alone. Decided this yesterday when i found out that R V antifreeze is not designed for open spaces as in toilet bowl. When open to air it evaporates making its strength weaker, and so it freezes in bowl in my case around 20 degrees farenheit with - 50 degrees antifreeze. But in water lines it would still be liquid as it is enclosed. Checked on antifreeze container and it is written on container not designed for open spaces.Hope this helps others as you guys really helped me as i was very concerned. Thanks again until my next problem.
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Decided this yesterday when i found out that R V antifreeze is not designed for open spaces as in toilet bowl. When open to air it evaporates making its strength weaker, and so it freezes in bowl in my case around 20 degrees farenheit with - 50 degrees antifreeze. But in water lines it would still be liquid as it is enclosed. Checked on antifreeze container and it is written on container not designed for open spaces.Hope this helps others as you guys really helped me as i was very concerned. Thanks again until my next problem.
Then why do they recommend pouring some into the P-traps?

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Then why do they recommend pouring some into the P-traps?

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X2...scratching my head on this one.

I have an open 5gal bucket in my belly pan. Will check it when I go to rig tomorrow, but to my recollection, it's never frozen.

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