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Old 11-28-2005, 12:19 PM   #15
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Yup...I meant city water inlet...not tank......that's what I get for configuring a server and peeking in for a second here and there.

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Old 11-28-2005, 12:40 PM   #16
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I guess some clarification? is needed about "blowing out the lines". From an RV store (even Wally World has plastic ones) I have a brass fitting similar to a tire valve that screws into the city water inlet. It is from this point I force compressed air through the water lines, opening each faucet one-by-one, hot and cold, until only air comes out. I put a couple of ounces of potable antifreeze down each drain to to offset water in the drain traps.

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Old 11-28-2005, 02:00 PM   #17
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You got it. Here's a link to the compressor/city water inlet adapter:

You might have the same thing. Also, you'll want to set the regulator on your compressor to between 45 and 60psi.

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Old 11-28-2005, 02:09 PM   #18
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Basically, what I do is connect the compressor to the city water inlet (not the tank ) and before I turn on the pressure, I open all the faucets....I also open the low side valves. That plastic piece directly connects to your air hose.

I then turn on the compressor not exceeding 40lbs of pressure, and slowly close one at a time until I get to the last one. When I get to the last one, I shut off the airflow at the compressor and consider the lines blown.

On a side note the vendor that rfield54 linked I have had nothing but great service and gear from them at what I consider very reasonable prices without having to join a club or anything to get a discount that gets the price to what this place sells regularly.
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Old 11-28-2005, 04:53 PM   #19
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After draining the water tank and the water heater, then blowing out the lines, why couldn't I simply pour anti-freeze into the water supply tank and then pump it throughout the system? The reason I ask is that, in my 05 Bambi, AS didn't leave any space between the tank and the water pump intake to connect a hose to draw from a container of anti-freeze. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 11-28-2005, 06:23 PM   #20
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SilverRanger -- There is a winterizing subforum now. The 1st two (or 'sticky') threads are useful. The 1st by john hd is a 'pictures and arrows' how-to post. I did this a month or so ago but documented it in the 2nd 'Winterizing Tips' with post #114. The answer came in unscrewing my water pump and moving at aside the approximate 3" it took to fit the CAMCO winterizing valve in place. Of course I didn't finalize the pump repositioning until the valve was installed.

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Old 11-28-2005, 06:40 PM   #21
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When blowing out the water lines be sure to set your compressor to 40 psi or less.

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