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Old 10-06-2005, 05:23 PM   #1
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I am planning to leave here ~ 18 Oct. for Virginia. Now I have yet to have put in Brad's *Pink Stuff* hoping to do it after my trip.

My questions :

What would be the minimum temperature which the plumbing could endure safely?

I have a Wabasco heater, one which is used on trucks and draws from the gas tank @ .2 Liters/hr. and if I set my thermostat for, say 10?C, would that be enough to keep the entire system free from freezing up?

Thank you for your educated replies. Pink stuff is like putting on snow tires....it is the Last Call.
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I am planning to leave here ~ 18 Oct. for Virginia. Now I have yet to have put in Brad's *Pink Stuff* hoping to do it after my trip.

My questions :

What would be the minimum temperature which the plumbing could endure safely?

I have a Wabasco heater, one which is used on trucks and draws from the gas tank @ .2 Liters/hr. and if I set my thermostat for, say 10?C, would that be enough to keep the entire system free from freezing up?

Thank you for your educated replies. Pink stuff is like putting on snow tires....it is the Last Call.
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Old 10-06-2005, 06:30 PM   #3
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I would think that you would be ok,except for your home local....who knows what ole man winter is going to do...why not just blow the lines out with air for now, leave all taps and drains open..IF it gets to cold and it freezes there shouldnt be any damage..the small amout of water in the system will expand within the lines and not burst them.
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Last winter we had a cold draft problem inside the living area ... I noticed that in my units basement, all the holes that were cut thru the floors for the water and sewer pipes are way oversize, they are then collared on top to cover the hole .. even the fresh water and the city water connections on the sides are way too big...so today I got a can of spray insulating foam and filled all these holes so at least the cold will stay out of the cabin and somewhat out of the whole rig..there is still heat going to the basement and to the freshy water tank..hopefully this will increase the temps and rid us of the draft..
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I did the same with our'05. Although the holes weren't all cut too oversized, I did fill all the space with rubber caulking, to keep the rodents out.
Jim, you should be alright down to 0C. I have heard of people blowing lines out and not putting "pink stuff" in at all. To me the price of six liters of anti freeze is pretty cheap insurance. Not saying thats what you do....but lots do just that....
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Old 10-07-2005, 12:10 PM   #6
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Brad...Did that.Won't do it again! If you do not put in pink stuff, the condensation will freeze in seats fo the faucets....and come next spring you'll be surprised how much it costs to replace them. Also it can loosen the joints and cause them to weep..or even cry for that matter.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> weep..or even cry for that matter. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> LOL.. the crying starts when you have to pay for all the replacement parts...specially the water pump...
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Using the air system works for some but not all. Rigs with a washer for instance must use the "pink" stuff because there is just no guarantee you've blown down every drop of water and the mixing valve will be the first thing damaged if frozen. Also washers have a drain hose that must have a "P" trap bend in it to prevent syphoning and it will have water in it which you must displace with the pink stuff so that doesn't split as well. The newer style fridges with the icemaker doors are another item to remember that will have their own water feed through a smaller line and I think air blow down would work on them.
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I know we all know how to do this, but for those not sure, here is a link with pictures.
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