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Old 11-03-2011, 01:51 AM   #15
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17 degrees is the number plumbers will tell you that you need to worry about for pipes in exterior house walls.

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Old 11-03-2011, 03:41 AM   #16
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2 thoughts you can winterize yourself 3 gal. of rv antifreeze will run you $12 next do you have a water heater bypass if not maybe $20 the bypass isn't hard worst on mine the heater is under sink. that said you can blow the lines out as well. thats what i did and it survived last years winter where my house didn't

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RV antifreeze is Propylene Glycol which is non poisonous. Most automotive antifreeze is Poly Propylene Glycol which is VERY poisonous and in small quantities will kill animals. You can find out the hazards of any chemicals by looking up the MSDS material data safety sheet which is what I did in this case http://www.chemicalspec.com/Winter_C...Antifreeze.pdf
I use PG rather than PPG in all our vehicles as animals will lick any drips (it is sweet).
Most antifreeze windshield washer fluid contains a higher percentage of alcohol, the wrong kind!
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:33 PM   #18
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Things are changing with auto antifreeze. Some is toxic, some is not. Many car manufacturers have their own specifications for antifreeze. Many different types of auto antifreeze are not compatabile with another.
As far as windshield washer solvent, here in Phoenix you can not even buy the antifreeze type. It is said to cause ozone, you know what that supposedly does.
I go up in the mountains in the winter so have to buy my w/s solvent up there.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:37 PM   #19
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When it's going down to 32 I remove my hose from campground water. Takes a while to thaw out if you don't.

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