Originally Posted by Nomadic1
Unfortunately I can't leave my property in the ozarks quite yet.
(it's saposto get down to 31 tomorrow night)
I'm not worried about that tomorrow night as I'll keep the catalytic heater going to keep myself warm.
But.... I'm off the grid. No water, and no power except hauling and solar/geny.
So... It's going to be hard to use compressed air to blow the lines... (I've got a 12 volt
air compressor, but don't think that will work.)
I need to stay here a couple more weeks. I can deal with camping dry, (although it will suck not to have the toilet at night) just don't want broken lines.
And unfortunately I can't haul it out to go somewhere local to winterize it at the moment.
Just drain the tanks and run antifreeze through and then drain the pump? Or...?
Originally Posted by pmclemore
I use the antifreeze approach.
I also agree that when you are facing barely freezing temperatures, you should not worry too much.
I'm just paranoid about hurting my baby.
I wish the manual was a little more specific, and user friendly...
I thought the furnace was The AC/heater from reading the manual.
(needing 3500 watts)
From an earlier post in this thread I saw the bit about running the furnace... And ran it for a few minutes. (also found the bit about it running the batteries down in a couple nights, and the furnace heating the pipes/tanks))
So tonight Ill run it on 60 (I've got a good sleeping bag and can deal for the couple more weeks I need to be up here)
And hook it to the geny tomorrow night if the solar doesn't bring it back during the day.
I just REALLY don't want to be disassembling my home to get to pipes!