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Old 10-31-2015, 09:07 PM   #15
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I like what ROBERT CROSS did (post #7). I think I'm going to make that happen in the spring, which is when I'll be back to my place in UT (where two of my three AS's live).
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:13 AM   #16
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I would think that putting antifreeze in the FW tank without the ability to drain it would mean you could never get the taste out of the water. Even a small bit of diluted antifreeze still tastes bad. Lines flush....a tank with out a drain means you can only dilute the antifreeze; it would take forever filling and pumping...repeat!...repeat!
I have never tried Vodka but at least that doesn't taste bad!
I never worry about a bit of water in the tank, and we live in Ontario where it routinely gets to Zero and below. I do leave the drain valve cracked open .. if I remember...Haven't had one crack, just broke it off on the '89 trying to open it.
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There are two kinds of RV antifreeze. The slightly more expensive glycol, and the slightly cheaper one that is alcohol based. The latter includes a "bitterant" to discourage someone from drinking it. The bitterant takes quite awhile to remove from your plumbing. If you're having residual taste issues, take note of which one you used.
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Old 11-02-2015, 09:16 PM   #18
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The taste of RV Glycol tastes bad too. It is non-toxic propylene glycol, unlike Auto antifreeze which is ethylene glycol based and toxic. There are, as Siegmann notes alcohol based antifreeze products and mixtures of the two (alcohol/ propylene glycol)
The use of cheap vodka starts to make sense for the FW tank. No residual taste and non-toxic. I have not and am unlikely to put any antifreeze in my mostly empty FW tank since a frozen 'puddle' in the bottom of the tank will not burst the tank liner.
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I like what ROBERT CROSS did (post #7). I think I'm going to make that happen in the spring, which is when I'll be back to my place in UT (where two of my three AS's live).
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Order the Aluminum Fitting now, the gentleman makes them at home in his machine shop, they were not available for quite awhile earlier this year. Got the 1/4" ball valve & fittings at ACE Hardware.

FWIW....he also makes some nice accessories for the Honda generators, ck 'em out.

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