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Old 09-18-2014, 07:59 AM   #15
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As to winterizing the residential fridge w/water & ice maker, I'll be using the pink stuff and running the water till it comes out, and then run the ice maker till I get pink cubes. I'll then take the water filter out of the fridge and make it Winterized, and save it to reuse each fall, and install a fresh filter in the spring AFTER I flush the pink out of the system. As to the washer I'll run the pink stuff into it till I see it in the bottom of the drum, 1st on the cold side then on the hot side, then pump the pink stuff out to winterize the water pump and trap. All of these steps will be done AFTER I've first blown the water out of the systems.
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:49 PM   #16
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Gonna be 100 here this week, I'm heading to the Lake...should I pack my thermals.
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:54 PM   #17
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I did not winterized last year. Had a space heater running and thought that was enough.
Had to replace toilet valve, water filter houseing, and water pump inlet.
Anyplace water stands needs to be addressed.



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Old 09-27-2014, 09:32 PM   #18
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I find it interesting that people who blow out their lines only do it once. I use the hose to air line quick disconnect adapter. I leave the air compressor set at about 50 psi and then open one valve at a time in the motor home. I do all the valves once then go around and do them again. I do that until I do not see any water come out when I open a valve. Takes me about 15 or 20 minutes of opening valves to get there.

I use the hot water bypass and open the drain on the Water heater. When it has drained all of the water out I leave the air pressure on the lines and then I move the Hot Water heater bypass valve to the normal position. This drains out quite a bit of water that was in the bypass lines. I do this a few times until I cannot get water out of this system.

Then I put the pink stuff in the drains. I like to camp in the winter when the campgrounds are practically empty. It is a lot easier to put water in the lines and just pressure them up than to continually rinse out the pink stuff.
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I have used the air method for over a decade. ...never a problem. ...leave all faucets and valves open...dump minimum pink in traps, and suck a little through the water pump....for those of you with filters.... perfect time to replace with a brand new dry one. ..
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I Always use air to purge the lines and then pink as extra insurance. I know I really don't need to do both but it is cheap insurance. I would rather spend a little extra time and money then have to spend a lot of time and money replacing broken parts.
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Temps supposed to get low tonight so just for luck I drained the water system, tank, and HW tank. Opened all the lines and let it drain.
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Temps supposed to get low tonight so just for luck I drained the water system, tank, and HW tank. Opened all the lines and let it drain.
We're going to get down to 34 F here tonight. I have drained the water system also just in case the forecasters were a bit optimistic. Nice warmup coming after tomorrow though.
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I would blow air through lines all water will not drain out some will still be collected in low spots of lines and elbows and valves, just to be safe.
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lots of good info here i posted on other form about winterizing.this will be my first time on new rig.with ice maker and w/d combo will the washmachine hoses drain or do i have to take off?than put back on to run pink threw it.and i think i will make pink ice cubes
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Does anyone cover their DP with those Tyvek condoms here on the east coast? With all the snow, freezing rain and everything else mother nature throws at us, I was wondering if it were worth the $400 for the cover.

Then, once you buy it, how do you get it on? Do you need a crane?
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Does anyone cover their DP with those Tyvek condoms here on the east coast? With all the snow, freezing rain and everything else mother nature throws at us, I was wondering if it were worth the $400 for the cover.



Then, once you buy it, how do you get it on? Do you need a crane?

I have one of those Covers . It came with the Rig and was certainly used at least once by the previous Owner! There is a beauty of a Melted area where the Exhaust Is located!

I have never bothered with it as it is awkward to install by Myself and since We head South every Winter it would be a royal pain .

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I Always use air to purge the lines and then pink as extra insurance. I know I really don't need to do both but it is cheap insurance. I would rather spend a little extra time and money then have to spend a lot of time and money replacing broken parts.

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I am not going to bother to winterize here in Texas, the seasons are coming and going so fast. I was in Lowes a a week or so ago and all of the Halloween items were out. Now they are gone and Christmas decorations are out. I expect by next week the Valentines and Easter stuff will be out. Winters over lets go camping.
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