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Old 09-12-2013, 08:09 PM   #71
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However if you don't wish to be thorough, then by all means use antifreeze in the pipes.

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Dumb rookie question: I have a Viair compressor. What kind of fitting do I need and is it connected to the city water inlet?
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:44 PM   #73
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Dumb rookie question: I have a Viair compressor. What kind of fitting do I need and is it connected to the city water inlet?
You can buy fittings from any RV supply place. However I chose to fabricate my own from hardware store parts. I use quick disconnect fittings on all my air tools. I started with a male quick disconnect compatible with the rest of my tools and hose. I then went to Lowe's and picked out the fitting(s) that were necessary to adapt that into a male hose connector to hook to the trailer water connector. I don't know what all is available commercially, however the one that I saw turned the whole task into a two person job. It would have required one person to hold the air hose to the end of the adapter, because there was no provision to lock it in place.

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I am thorough and do both...if you don't, so be it...

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My built in sensitivity detector has alerted me that you may have taken offense at your interpretation of what you believe I implied. I was simply making a slightly obtuse reference to the fact that one must be much more diligent with attention to detail when not using antifreeze. In the future I will try to remember to finish my post with "Not You, Bob"

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My built in sensitivity detector has alerted me that you may have taken offense at your interpretation of what you believe I implied. I was simply making a slightly obtuse reference to the fact that one must be much more diligent with attention to detail when not using antifreeze. In the future I will try to remember to finish my post with "Not You, Bob"

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Nothing is so disappointing as unappreciated sarcasm. "Not you, Ken."

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You can buy fittings from any RV supply place. However I chose to fabricate my own from hardware store parts. I use quick disconnect fittings on all my air tools. I started with a male quick disconnect compatible with the rest of my tools and hose. I then went to Lowe's and picked out the fitting(s) that were necessary to adapt that into a male hose connector to hook to the trailer water connector. I don't know what all is available commercially, however the one that I saw turned the whole task into a two person job. It would have required one person to hold the air hose to the end of the adapter, because there was no provision to lock it in place.

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Something like this??

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0056XBBB8
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That looks great. I like the valve attached to it and the flexible hose would make it more versatile than my homemade one. I may order one for myself.

My homemade one looks kind of like this:



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My built in sensitivity detector has alerted me that you may have taken offense at your interpretation of what you believe I implied. I was simply making a slightly obtuse reference to the fact that one must be much more diligent with attention to detail when not using antifreeze. In the future I will try to remember to finish my post with "Not You, Bob"

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Bob doesn't take it too well when folks don't agree with his methods.

Someone asked how can you be sure you have all the water blown from the lines....I think the answer is a little bit of water never froze and busted anything.
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I use the air with no antifreeze in my fresh water lines. I also remove the pump and store it indoors. I blow air through the pump discharge line as well as the city water connection. The only antifreeze I use is in the drains and the black and grey tanks. It's a longer process to make sure the system is dry but My wife and I hate the taste of antifreeze that lingers in the system even after repeated flushes. I'd rather spend the time in the Fall getting the system dry.
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Bob doesn't take it too well when folks don't agree with his methods.
Your taking things much to seriously.

I have no qualms about your methods, that's your choice, as long as your happy with the results....fine.

I do use antifreeze in the lines, plus air...I don't feel thats not being "thorough."

Dad once told me..."I can explain it to you, I can't understand for you".....

Again, these are only words, not even on paper, don't get your skivvies twisted.

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I have used the blow-out only method for a long time on several trailers.

I drain the tank, run the pump until dry, and and open the low point drains.

When no more water drains, I close the drains and apply air to the city inlet.

As others have mentioned, I set the compressor regulator to 60 psi and let each faucet blow until nothing but air shows.

I have also installed a simple petcock in the water heater to make draining a no-tools chore.

No broken anything, ever.


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The tool I have bought a few of (because of the fact that, since they are only used once a year, I invariably lose them) is available at any RV place where I have asked for it.

It is a male Schrader valve (just like on your tires, be they on a bicycle or an automobile) to a female garden hose.

The $34 from Amazon is a huge rip-off, IMHO. The adapters I have bought are always only two or three dollars.
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I have used the blow-out only method for a long time on several trailers.

I drain the tank, run the pump until dry, and and open the low point drains.

When no more water drains, I close the drains and apply air to the city inlet.

As others have mentioned, I set the compressor regulator to 60 psi and let each faucet blow until nothing but air shows.

I have also installed a simple petcock in the water heater to make draining a no-tools chore.

No broken anything, ever.


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Jeff, what size breaker bar (#15 ) did you use to get that brass plug out of the WH?

I tried to get that puppy unscrewed in my 23, but just didn't go to the trouble of dismantling the shield and other to get to the plug.

Hmmmmmm, maybe you're giving me inspiration to do just that.
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I just realized my Viair is really only meant for tires. There isn't a way to "set it" for 60 lbs of pressure. Gonna have to rethink this...
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