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Old 09-19-2017, 09:32 AM   #1
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Do most of you use the 'pink' or do you just blow out all the water with an air compressor?
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:17 AM   #2
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Pink. Installed a valve @ pump, attach suction tubing place in jug and done.
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Old 09-19-2017, 10:21 AM   #3
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Do most of you use the 'pink' or do you just blow out all the water with an air compressor?
Some do both. Don't forget to drain your hot water heater and bypass if you have one.
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Thumbs up Pink or Blow

I pinked & blew for 25yrs....blow only for the last 5yrs, pink in the traps with the pump drained.

But....it's much easier with a large dual stage compressor.

I use a regulated line at a constant 35psi pressure with at least one line open, at least 15min for each line, NEVER above 45psi.

Bye-pass for the water heater, drained & blown out.

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Old 09-19-2017, 11:06 AM   #5
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We normally do both. Better safe than sorry, although it does take a while to get the anti-freeze out of the system after de-winterizing.
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I pinked & blew for 25yrs....blow only for the last 5yrs, pink in the traps with the pump drained.



But....it's much easier with a large dual stage compressor.



I use a regulated line at a constant 35psi pressure with at least one line open, at least 15min for each line, NEVER above 45psi.



Bye-pass for the water heater, drained & blown out.



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Do you connect your air at the city water connection?
I can't quite tell from the pictures
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Prior to our 2017 Classic with the Alde system we only blew out our lines with the previous 13 RVs, which included 3 other AS trailers. Now, with the 2017 Classic and Alde system we blow it out and add RV Anti-freeze. For some reason I cannot get all the water out of the system simply by compressor and I don't want to go above 60# pressure.

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Pink stuff in the waste tanks and macerator pump. Air only in the freshwater system.

Side note, an Airstream Interstate has Hepvo check valves in place of p-traps, and so doesn't need pink stuff in the drains.
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Do you connect your air at the city water connection?
I can't quite tell from the pictures
Yes..at the city water connection, and the pressure relief valve on the water heater, with the drain petcock open.

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Pink only. Never have used air.
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