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Old 10-01-2020, 03:32 PM   #1
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Can I use the antifreeze inlet on pump to pump fresh water?

Just had a thought: I have a convenient hose running into my basement that I can use to winterize (antifreeze inlet to pump). I switch a valve and the pump sucks from this antifreeze hose and not the fresh tank. I was thinking that I could use that and make it a little longer and just stick it in my 6 gallon water jug if we run out of fresh water. Is it really that simple?

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Old 10-01-2020, 03:35 PM   #2
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Yes. I don't think the pump will know it is not anti freeze
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Old 10-01-2020, 03:42 PM   #3
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Yes , and turning the fill valve will run the water, from the pump, into your fresh tank .

A note of caution , if adding to your fresh tank when you have no services ( sewer dump ) black and grey tanks on your RV are sized to handle the approx capacity of your fresh tank , adding more fresh without dumping tanks could lead to a messy situation.
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Old 10-02-2020, 09:24 AM   #4
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I tried it out and it worked like a champ. I did make my antifreeze inlet hose longer so I could us the 6 gal water totes on the ground. Yeah!!
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