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Old 12-17-2016, 03:30 PM   #29
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After a few times you will be able to winterize in under 30 minutes.
1. Pull water tank drain.
2. pull anode/ drain on water heater.
3. put water heater in bypass
4. use air compressor to blow out all lines.
5. I disconnect water pump from water tank and add 6 foot long hose to it , so I can pump in antifreeze.
6. If it a short term winterize- i blow out the antifreeze.
7 . dump qt antifreeze in each trap.
8. pump antifreeze in blank tank flush.

over the next 3-4 weeks you will spend more time checking your rv then it will take to winterize it. And if the power goes out- for and amount of time or if someone kicks the plug out you will do so much damage you will not be camping in it.
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I have asked this before, but tell me again why af is needed in the p-traps? Especially for short term winterizing. There is plenty of room for the ice to expand in the line and it is not under pressure. I guess I can understand for long term winterizing since the af will not evaporate as fast and should keep sewer odors at bay.
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Old 12-17-2016, 04:39 PM   #31
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Welcome to IRV2 dave-g !!!

Just because it appears that there is plenty of room for expansion in the traps doesn't mean it won't expand outward. If you have never experienced a blown out water pipe .... don't push your luck. I've seen it and worked on it. I again say that 30 minutes of time and $3.00 for antifreeze is so much easier and cheaper.
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From what I remember about my high school chemistry class as water freezes it will expand in the direction of least resistance. Have you actually seen a drain pipe burst? It just doesn't seem logical that it would. Don't get me wrong, I did put antifreeze in the p-traps. I am just wondering about the science of it.
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Lsc9901,
I totally understand your point about cheap insurance. I really do. But there is something about drinking something you buy at an auto parts store that sits on the shelf right next to the engine antifreeze and motor oil. Maybe I should use vodka instead of the pink stuff! At least it would sanitize the lines at the same time.
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I am trying to avoid adding that funny taste that it adds.
LarryJB,

I agree with you on the taste and faint odor in the water that seems to take forever to go away. By the time it's gone, it's time to winterized again.

So, the last 2 years I've only blown out the water lines. No pink stuff except in the drains. No problems so far.
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Must be I buy either the cheap stuff or the good stuff. I've never noticed any after taste. Generally I'm busy drinking beer anyway.
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