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Old 02-11-2015, 03:46 PM   #99
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Winterized our MH and wouldn't you know it... hasn't dropped below 44 degrees since.
Be careful of what you complain about. Cantore moved on but he has a replacement. You might get to meet him. ;-)
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:45 PM   #100
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first time winterizing

I did my own winterizing for first time following good information found on this forum.
First I used my air compressor and blew out all lines then I added pink stuff.
After adding pink stuff to all lines, I added pink stuff to all drains including the toilet bowl to keep seal moist.
Getting ready to head south and loading up and noticed that the pink stuff in toilet bowl is frozen solid. I had poured straight out of bottle (not diluted) Was concerned that maybe other lines may be frozen..???? Won't know if damage is done to lines until we dewinterize when we get to warmer weather.
Granted Ohio has had some very cold temps but thought pink stuff would keep good down to -50.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? Just wondering?
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:51 PM   #101
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Getting ready to head south and loading up and noticed that the pink stuff in toilet bowl is frozen solid. I had poured straight out of bottle (not diluted) Was concerned that maybe other lines may be frozen..???? Won't know if damage is done to lines until we dewinterize when we get to warmer weather.
Granted Ohio has had some very cold temps but thought pink stuff would keep good down to -50.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? Just wondering?
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Pink stuff is supposed to freeze. Unlike water though, it doesn't expand when frozen. It's the expansion, that ruptures pipes. Since the pink stuff doesn't expand, it does not rupture the plumbing...
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Pink stuff

Thanks Gary, I didn't realize that and whew that is a relief.
Heading south......
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Thanks Gary, I didn't realize that and whew that is a relief.
Heading south......
Glad to hear it!

We'll be heading south on Friday morning. It's forecast to be -5* here that morning!
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:01 PM   #104
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Gary have a safe trip.
We are leaving end of month for Florida.
Was -20 here in central Ohio last night, can't wait to get out of this cold.
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It freezes but does not expand.
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Pink stuff freezes?

I was just reading about the anti-freeze in the RVs freezing. I had no idea. Not sure how it freezes without breaking pipes though. This goes against what I learned as a kid in science class. Thank you for the posts on this subject. Had I looked and found the pink stuff frozen I would have not slept well for sure.

For all of you looking to go south in the near future I wish you all safe travels!
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I was just reading about the anti-freeze in the RVs freezing. I had no idea. Not sure how it freezes without breaking pipes though. This goes against what I learned as a kid in science class. Thank you for the posts on this subject. Had I looked and found the pink stuff frozen I would have not slept well for sure.

For all of you looking to go south in the near future I wish you all safe travels!
What you learned in science class was water. It expands when it goes from solid to liquid then starts to shrink from there. A lot of other materials shrink when going from liquid to solid. If the material shrinks it pulls apart and lets air bubbles for. Not a problem. If it expands and is trapped something has to give.
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40+ years and never used the pink stuff only air and some pink stuff in all the traps. If it ain't broke why use it.
With a washing machine and an ice-maker I decided to go pink all the way. Fast and secure.
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Blowing/purging any lines with low pressure air and opening faucets and such before filling with pink stuff is what allows me to sleep at night. It is key. If you didn't shop vac all out of toilet bowl it may freeze a little harder because it may be slightly diluted. Also if you opened up any faucets and such after filling them they are probably not totally full but definitely safe. Wish I was heading south.
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tmw188, leave some pink stuff in your toilet bowls so the seal will not dry out same as you do when using coach water in bowel to prevent holding tank smells in warmer months.
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Winterizing Gray water waste pump in VIA

Is there an easier way to flush antifreeze through this pump without putting at least 2 gallons in the gray tank?
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tmw188, leave some pink stuff in your toilet bowls so the seal will not dry out same as you do when using coach water in bowel to prevent holding tank smells in warmer months.

Yes and it also lets you know if it's not sealing well and leaking past.
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