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Old 02-21-2007, 07:55 AM   #15
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When disconnecting the pump from the tank and feeding the system straight from the bottle, I can typically do it in 2 or 3 bottles. Some do it in 1, but after blowing the lines out, I make sure the pink stuff gets everywhere...low side valves, water heater, traps, faucets, sink sprayer, head, 3 my mind, it's cheap enough and having a bit too much is always better than not enough. Even if I spend an extra $3-4 for the added gallon or $6-$8 for 2 gallons more, in my mind, $8 is far less than the outcome of a possible problem.

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Old 02-21-2007, 09:19 AM   #16
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Hadn't seen that this was about winterizing. Hope you have time yet -- but take the carbon filter out of the kitchen faucet before you run pink stuff through it. Otherwise you'll probably have to buy a new one.

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Old 02-21-2007, 09:21 AM   #17
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Try auto parts stores too. I have been able to find it there sometimes too.
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:16 AM   #18
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Good news is that you are catching us in a warming spell. I don't think you need to worry about it at all for the next several days - and there is always plenty of antifreeze up here. I think they ran out in the south because there is usually not much market for it.

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Old 02-21-2007, 06:19 PM   #19
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I tried the local Wal-mart. Cleaned out.
The local auto parts place had three gallons. I bought them all.
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Old 02-21-2007, 07:11 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by AlbertF
I would guess that they *may* have blown the lines out, but didn't drain the water heater at all. You can't get all of the water out, but a few inches in the bottom of the tank won't cause any problem as long as there is expansion room.

I'm sure that they blew out the lines and neglected the water heater tank completely! Compressed air is a great way to get the lines ready for ANTIFREEZE. It is the only way to get the pink stuff into every nook and cranny in the water valves to keep them from exploding (which is what happened!)

A few gallons of antifreeze is really cheap insurance. The repair tab on this trailer is currently at $1250 and still rising!!!!!!!
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Old 02-21-2007, 09:16 PM   #21
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Don't forget to drain the hotwater heater, blowing out the lines will not remove the water from the tank.

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