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Old 09-20-2013, 10:54 AM   #1
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This is going to be my first winter with my TT. I live in Vancouver BC so have pretty mild winters however we can be hit by a few days of sub 0 temps...
My neighbor has an RV and only blows out his water lines with air... No anti freeze... I have done the same and think all the water is out of the lines. I have also drained the HW tank and added anti freeze to the toilet and sink/tub traps...

I'd rather not use anti freeze but will if needed. What's the condenses???

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Old 09-20-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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Cheap Vodka works great and does not leave a nasty taste in your water.

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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I have done the same as you for the last 4 yrs with no problems to date (often well below 0'/32'), make sure you have air blowing out of all fixtures and the water pump is empty, and fresh water/hot tank is drained. Anti freeze in traps.
And when blowing out lines I keep air pressure below 45psi.
I also leave all taps open.
I'm sure others may have different options.
But maybe next year I'll try vodka and cranberry

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Old 09-21-2013, 04:47 AM   #4
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I have been doing it for 20 year. Fill the empty hot water tank to 40 psi and then go inside and drain one tap at a time. Repeat twice and Viola done. Up to minus 40F here in winter. Do not forget W/D tapes and pump lines. Starting pump while connected to city connection could drain pump and blowing in the flushing liquid suction line if equipped may work.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:10 AM   #5
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I use plumbing antifreeze. Drain all watertanks .Feed antifreeze into system either sucking it in or feeding manually depending on your unit. I want to make sure everything is protected. Run your waterpump to to feed the antifreeze to all taps and lines.Open taps one by one until the antifreeze comes out of the taps. Don't forget your icemaker if present. In spring fill your watertank add a little bleach and flush system . Add antifreeze to traps in sinks. Cheers Gerald
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Cheap Vodka works great and does not leave a nasty taste in your water.
Doesn't it take a huge quantity? I did some calculations on it and I would think the cost would be prohibitive. How much are you paying for the vodka?
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Old 10-01-2013, 06:40 AM   #7
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I would rather drink the vodka. Cheers Gerald

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