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Old 10-16-2004, 06:44 AM   #1
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newbie needs suggestion...

What kind of compressor do I need to blow out the water lines? I have never owned a compressor.

Will something like this work?

http://www.campingworld.com/browse/s...=SRCH&tcode=37

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Old 10-16-2004, 06:57 AM   #2
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that looks a bit small, what you want is something with a tank on it so you have some volume.

if you plan on adding antifreeze to the water lines it may be just fine, if you are going to rely on just blowing the lines out i would find something larger.

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Old 10-16-2004, 07:05 AM   #3
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Thanks, John. Something like one of these?

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00915201000

http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00915200000

I gues they have a PSI regulator on them?
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I use something like this:

Tractor Supply Compressor

You want something that can supply you with air long enough to get most of the moisture out of the lines, so it does not trickle down to a low spot in the piping and cause damage if it freezes.

I am going to replace a run of copper in mine shortly. I "repaired" it with a short length of heater hose, but it keeps coming apart, because it is to far under the bathtub to reach and get a good grip on the pipe to attach the hose. I am going to replace the whole run with copper.

A locking air chuck is also very helpful. Let's you lock the chuck on the schraeder valve so you don't have to sit there and do it yourself.
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Thanks, Pick. Seems a bit much for my needs. My Bambi is only 19' and I don't really have any other use for a compressor.
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You don't want to use an oil based compressor - it will put oil in your lines. I use a cheapie $9.00 walmart compressor - just let the pressure build up a bit and let it go. I live in deep freeze Siberia country and have never had a problem - I blow the lines out and fill with antifreeze.

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Now you tell me about the oil-based compressor! This is the first year I've blown the lines before installing the anti-freeze. In the past I've simply installed anti-freeze using the valve and tube just ahead of the pump - but I've had so much trouble with the connection from the pump to the tank that I disconnected the pickup last summer. We seldom use the on board water supply for drinking or cooking - preferring the 2.5 gallon water jugs from the grocery store.
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Oil contamination can be reduced if you use a little screw-on air filter designed for paint sprayers. On top of that, oil is soluble in proplene glycol antifreeze, so there shouldn't be a hazardous level left after you flush out the antifreeze.

If you're careful.
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