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Old 10-19-2017, 01:37 PM   #1
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Winterizing and fresh water inlet

I've been winterizing for many years now. For grins, I took the elbow off the inlet valve and pressed on the spring loaded one way valve. A significant amount of clear water shot out before it turned pink. Wonder if I've been playing with fire. No?
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I've been winterizing for many years now. For grins, I took the elbow off the inlet valve and pressed on the spring loaded one way valve. A significant amount of clear water shot out before it turned pink. Wonder if I've been playing with fire. No?


Iím preparing to winterize for the first time. I was looking at the inlet side check this morning and thinking the same thing. I think Iíll disconnect mine just to be sure lol.
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Yeah. And I've stored in some very cold weather with extended sub freezing periods. Maybe it eventually mixes is all I can think. But bleeding that line is on the checklist.
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I can see several things you can do, but honestly, simply pushing on that plunger is probably the easiest. Just be careful and not push on the spring loaded plunger to far. One you could break the spring, secondly you can get the plunger cockeyed and it won't seal until you un-cockeye it!

As I said earlier, I use the compressed air method and during that process I have to remember to run the water pump to expel any water inside the filter and pump chamber.
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And while you're in the area, don't forget to open both the hot and cold for the outside shower if you have one.
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And while you're in the area, don't forget to open both the hot and cold for the outside shower if you have one.


That's what I was doing when I decided to poke the valve. Did I mention I didn't get out of the way fast enough?
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