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Old 01-15-2015, 12:00 AM   #29
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The only thing that is strange is when people don't read all of your posts and want to make a comment. One more time just for you. I put Pure anti-freeze through the lines now for the freshwater tank I have water and antifreeze 75/25 just for flushing the bowl
We DID read you posts and that's why we answered as we did. I've been RV'ing since 1957 so I do have SOME experience and knowledge.
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Yes I did put pink stuff in the freshwater tank several people do that in the summertime you just flush it out with some bleach. And as far as running the pump I use it just to flush the bathroom now several people mentioned that I will be flushing all the pink stuff out of all the lines but it does not seem true I did a little test and I opened up a few of the faucets outside shower galley sink and nothing but pure pink came out
Oh boy, it just isn't sinking in is it?
You MUST drain all the water out of the system, put in the antifreeze using the pump as you did. DO NOT PUT ANY IN THE NOW EMPTY WATER TANK. Once you do that you CAN NOT use ANY PART of the water system till temperatures warm up.
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:32 AM   #31
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That's correct, your lines were full of the pink stuff. All that will come out is pink stuff for a few seconds until the fresh water tank flushes it out. You were ok until you flushed the loo and then introduced diluted pink stuff out of the tank and forced the good stuff out, thru the pump and towards the commode. The rest should have still been all pink stuff in the other lines until you started testing the lines, then you started diluting it too. Sounds like you need to start all over and completely drain both tanks. Refill the lines with pink stuff and leave your water tank completely dry sans a little of the pink stuff if you want. Then only flush the toilet by pouring in more pink stuff by hand. Or duct tape the toilet shut and use a 5 gallon bucket w/seat and use bags that can be disposed of.


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If folks read the jugs you would find there are two versions of RV antifreeze sold. One is straight polypropylene glycol and the other is a blend with water to save about a buck per gallon before the price spiked. You can mix the straight version.

THE PROBLEM is that even straight polypropylene glycol starts to go solid at +10 Deg F. The difference is that it shrinks instead of expanding so it does not break things like faucets and valves. It will not flow well below that temperature because it plugs up strainers and pumps with the slush from the crystals.

FWIW I get what is going on with flush water. It will work if the temps stay warm enough and his plumbing is protected but I would not go that route because dropping below 10 deg F is common in most of the country. I would bucket flush with the mix and assume I would only dump when it was a balmy 20 deg or so. ;-) YMMV
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