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Old 10-12-2016, 04:48 PM   #29
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I usually pump enough AF into the lines where there is little if any risk of dilution. It is a step I chose not to do. There is nothing wrong with using air to purge the lines.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:37 AM   #30
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TG Twinkie do you live next to the antifreeze factory? I am finding rv antifreeze for about $4.00 a gallon.

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Old 10-13-2016, 03:11 PM   #31
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No. I live in far western Nebraska. I was in Wal-Mart yesterday and saw it for $2.58 a gallon. I bought mine at Bomgaars in Torrington, WY for $2.50 a gallon.
We passed thru Salem on our way home from a month long trip to the Oregon coast. Had a great time with beautiful weather.
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Old 10-14-2016, 10:24 AM   #32
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Well next winter bring me a couple of gallons of course it will cost me about 500.00 for transportation. If I ever get to your part of the country I could bring something from Oregon.

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Old 10-15-2016, 10:25 AM   #33
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I feel this may be a dumb question, but how does one hand pump the antifreeze into the sewer clean out and the city water fil? What device are you using ?


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If you have blown out the system via the city connection that length of pipe is free of water and when you pump in antifreeze via the trailer pump it will be back filled sufficiently. You have to fill the anti freeze via the pump to protect the pump. If you have a filter before the pump make sure you connect before that filter when filling the system.

As for the tanks you should pour about 8 oz. of anti freeze in each trap and dump some directly int the black tank via the toilet, leaving a 1/2 in or so in the toilet. If you remove the cap on the black tank flush connection the water in it should drain the the tank thus clearing itself.
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Old 10-15-2016, 01:12 PM   #35
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I leave anti freeze in the black and grey tanks to help prevent the dump valve seals from drying out and sticking to the blade.
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:50 PM   #36
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What do people use for the compressed air?
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Old 10-15-2016, 05:59 PM   #38
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I have an electric air compressor with a tank. Husky Air Scout. Allows me to control the pressures. Easy for my whole family to use to air up bikes and vehicle tires. I can travel with it but don't see the need.


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When I am headed north and expect freezing before I get home I stop in a truck stop and use their air tower.
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How much air pressure should I use to blow out the lines?
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I turn mine down to about 45 # or so. I think anything less than 60# is safe. Seems to work for me.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:32 PM   #42
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I keep mine at just below 50lbs but recently read 40lbs. It doesn't take much to blow out the lines. I do a systematic walk through all points and then go back for a second pass. Follow up with RV antifreeze. I do a double pass on that too.

Whole process takes 30 mins.


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