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Old 12-30-2010, 10:14 AM   #15
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Pink Stuff

Rv anti freeze available at any hardware or RV store in climates where freezing is a threat. Available under many brand names and prices vary as to where you buy it.

CAMCO FREEZE BAN -50 RV AND MARINE ANTIFREEZE

FREEZE BAN -50 RV AND MARINE ANTIFREEZE
  • Safe for residential and recreational drinking water systems
  • Burst protection to -50F (-45.5 C)
  • Won't damage copper, brass or plastic (except acetate)
Use for RVs, boats, cottages and pools. Protects your portable water system from freeze damage. Inhibits fouling and corrosion while preventing algae growth. Aids in lubricating pumps and valves throughout the system. No mixing required. Odorless and tasteless. Contents each bottle: One Gallon.
After reading that.
I think I will drink another, second cup of the day.
Internal Lubricating, cleansing of the circulation system and killing off intestinal Algae has to all be a good thing
No wonder I have never needed Heart or blood pressure medication
and for $2,00. a gallon
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:15 PM   #16
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"Potable" water system, that is...safe for your drinking water system.

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When we were in Kentucky there seemed to be a preferrence for bourbon. ;-)
You might be on the high side of antifreeze usage, as a percent of antifreeze to water it doesn't take much to stop a gallon of water from freezing, I would use the gallon but not dump until tank was at least half full which takes a week, with normal usage, by putting the gallon in first you will be protecting the valves. A lot depends on how far north and temperatures you encounter, most have a hard time predicting exact temps for the week.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:31 AM   #18
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I'm one of the vodka(cheap) users for fresh water, but I use the pink stuff for gray and black,,,interesting colors to observe if you have a clear elbow for dumping...
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:29 AM   #19
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I'm one of the vodka(cheap) users for fresh water, but I use the pink stuff for gray and black,,,interesting colors to observe if you have a clear elbow for dumping...
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:41 AM   #20
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When we were in Kentucky there seemed to be a preferrence for bourbon. ;-)
You might be on the high side of antifreeze usage, as a percent of antifreeze to water it doesn't take much to stop a gallon of water from freezing, I would use the gallon but not dump until tank was at least half full which takes a week, with normal usage, by putting the gallon in first you will be protecting the valves. A lot depends on how far north and temperatures you encounter, most have a hard time predicting exact temps for the week.
Yes, Kentucky is the Bourbon Capital and there is a Bourbon tour rout that winds through the state.

Then out of the hollers come the real stuff, Clear and Pure, sells in original mason jars. flavored also.
Strawberry, Raspberry and peach are the favorites.
NOT sold in stores that one would frequent.

Yes, Record snow fall this December for Russell co in How long ? Heck, many winters go by with None.
when home, We are in a nice Barn so no freeze issues there Dave. and I do keep an electric ceramic heater on at all times.
But we go to Central W.V. to visit the children and they Live on top of a mountain range not far from a ski resort at High altitude.
so this is why I started to pour the Pink stuff in the holding tanks. To travel.
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Old 12-31-2010, 01:42 AM   #21
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Thanks for the clarification. I assume that "Pink Stuff" is safe for septic tanks?
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:34 AM   #22
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Thanks for the clarification. I assume that "Pink Stuff" is safe for septic tanks?
If you mean the black ? holding tank ?

If so, Yes
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:49 AM   #23
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Vodka for my tanks, Bourbon for me. Sal.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:43 AM   #24
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Sal, Your My Kinda Gal

I do Know they Love that Ky. Bourbon in N.J. also
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Safe for Septic Tanks

No, I meant Septic Tanks. Ultimately, the grey and black tanks get dumped either into a Sewer or RV Park Septic Tank.

I'm pretty diligent about not dumping anything that could hurt a Septic Tank, as many chemicals can do.
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Old 01-01-2011, 09:17 AM   #26
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No, I meant Septic Tanks. Ultimately, the grey and black tanks get dumped either into a Sewer or RV Park Septic Tank.

I'm pretty diligent about not dumping anything that could hurt a Septic Tank, as many chemicals can do.
study the label. It sure is better than drinking Soda of any kind or someone in your Home taking medications of any Kind. do you eat hot dogs or Bologna ? do you use laundry detergent ?
the Pink stuff is No issue comparatively.
If in doubt ? use pure Vodka
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Pink Stuff and Septic Tanks

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No, I meant Septic Tanks. Ultimately, the grey and black tanks get dumped either into a Sewer or RV Park Septic Tank.
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I'm pretty diligent about not dumping anything that could hurt a Septic Tank, as many chemicals can do.



Remember you are generally using the "pink" for winter storage and if all systems have been blown out and drained, at the most you are going to push 2 gallons thru just to keep things wet and to fill the traps to prevent sewer gas. The dilution when dumped would not be a problem in the smallest septic system. (safe for drinking water, and pumps, etc.)

Depends what size tanks you have but, when I am on the road and not dumping until tanks are full, I split a gallon between waste tanks immediately after dump, and add a bit more if the weather is severe as you add more waste. My tanks are basement heated, but the waste valve will freeze with the convecton from being exposed at the outlet. My fresh water tank is mounted up between the frame rails and with basement heat is not a threat to freezing as long as you have a bit of heat on. The outside shower is more exposed, and I try to remember to drain it after every use when dumping. Specific to my unit, I also drain the ice maker run as it is exposed to the weather thru the fridge access door.

Remember you only have to put enough of this stuff in to keep freezing to a slush at the most.

As I said previously, when you travel in severe weather, take the sewer cap off as the road moisture will freeze it on. If you real particular you can tie a plastic bag over the outlet.

I have yet to get to Texas, but hope to maybe in 2012.
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