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Old 10-03-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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First time winterizing Suburban water heater newbie question

I have drained my low point drains to remove water from the system. Removed the anode and drained the tank. I have also flushed the tank with the wand. My question is there is water in the line into and out of the water heater. If I bypass those while introducing anti-freeze won't the water in those small sections of hose freeze? How do I get that out so the lines have only air in them?
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Little nooks and crannies in the system , like the two you describe , are the reason that I always blew the lines with compressed air , before by-passing the tank, ( after draining and re-installing the rod), then by pass & pump A/F. I used 40 psi air pressure for 10 mins. all taps open and working the toilet valve. My RV had to survive temps as low as -40, before I retired and started going south every year.
Also if you have the inlet line off the pump for your A/f pick up tube, blow the line back to the fresh tank, to clear any low spots there too.

If you don't have access to a compressor , then remove the lines in question and drain manually. You can blow the line back to the fresh tank , by mouth if you have to.
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I open the bypass valves long enough to replace the water with antifreeze. I figure there are only a few tablespoons of antifreeze going into the tank, and I'm not worried about that. Been doing that for the four winters I've had her.
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Are there any concerns about getting anti-freeze in the water heater? I can suck the tank out later with my Miti-Vac pump if required.
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Are there any concerns about getting anti-freeze in the water heater? I can suck the tank out later with my Miti-Vac pump if required.
You could rinse any out with your flush rod, then suck the tank.
RV , A/F in the H/W tank will smell when heated and foam up, until properly flushed out.
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