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Old 09-14-2012, 09:17 AM   #15
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I use both air and antifreeze to winterize.


Drain all water from the system: fresh water tank, water heater, low point grain lines, and valve near water heater, with all valves open, hold open toilet fill line for a few seconds

Using an adapter at the city water line - blow out the lines, opening and closing valves and drain lines. you need a compressor with a tank to do this. IMPORTANT -- NEVER EXCEED 60 PSI, and always have one valve open. The water heater is bypassed for this.

Drain black and gray tanks Flush black tank several times on your last outing, leave dry.

Purge system with antifreeze - using water pump bypass input hose. Starting with high point (shower) open up one valve at a time (hot and cold), until antifreeze runs through. Pour 1/2 cup into each trap. Pour 1/2 gallon of antifreeze into black tank.

I have been doing this method for 25 years, and have never had a problem. It is my opinion that the valves and piping system is in better shape with antifreeze in the system, rather than dry -- lubrication etc.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:32 PM   #16
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Ahha makes snese. Shouldnt costs too much more to do and easily done lol. Thanks for the heads up guys!
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Old 09-16-2012, 11:03 AM   #17
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It does not get that cold here in Bama. I am going to stick with blowing out the lines with an air compressor. Not the 12V ones but a real one. The toilet and shower valves are easy to forget.

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Old 09-28-2012, 08:48 AM   #18
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Hey guys, I didnt wanna start another thread to ask this so hopefully someone looks at this lol. Are our water heaters electric or gas? Or both? I KNOW its gas because its right where the pilot light and stuff is on the outside, but is it also electric? If so, how do you turn it on? Iv got a switch on my wall that says "water pump" but it doesnt control the water pump at all lol. I figure its for the water heater but im not sure
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:08 PM   #19
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Dual (120V/LP gas) is available, but the vast majority of WHs are gas only.
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #20
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Ok, thats what I needed! Thanks!
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