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Old 01-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Another winterizing question from a newbie

We're trying to winterize our 2011 F/C without antifreeze as my wife really struggles with smells and even the non-toxic stuff effects her. Blew out all our pipes yesterday but found water standing in the shower drain (right about the level of the drain.) Can't seem to get it to go down. It's been freezing temps but we've kept it well heated inside. I noticed the grey water tank on these is not inside the "capsule" of the airstream but hangs below it. We've emptied the tanks but I'm wondering if any one has had freezing between the shower drain and the tank? It's the only thing I can think of at this point. Tried heating it directly from above with a hair dryer but only manage to fry the dryer Next attempt would be to put a heater underneath directly on the grey tank but I'm worried about damaging something else!
Thoughts or suggestions?
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #2
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If your wife has no objection to alcohol, get a bottle of cheap Vodka or everclear and pour it down the traps.
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Or get one of those CO2 drain unpluggers and blow the water down into the tank. A little water left in the tank isn't going to break anything. Leave the drain valves open.
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Shop vac. It blows, it sucks.
Oh, yeah....duh!
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestions....all good ones. Especially the cheap alchohol! I can see the winterizing routine becoming a full on fiesta I'll try that and see how she goes.
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