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Old 10-08-2022, 09:09 PM   #1
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Tip to add antifreeze when winterizing

Living in the Midwest I do the blow-down then add antifreeze to be safe. Our 2019 Globetrotter came with a factory winterizing valve (originally installed backwards).

I’ve never been able to get the pump to pull antifreeze from a gallon bottle. I found using a Hopkins FloTool funnel with an on-off valve connected to the feed line worked but you had to keep refilling the funnel or get someone to run the faucets while you added antifreeze.

Today I found a solution - turns out the FloTool valve threads are the same as the antifreeze bottle’s. This allows the pump to draw a full gallon at a time. I made a simple stand out of scrap wood to hold the bottle upside down and clamped it to the wardrobe floor. You could make a wire hanger for the bottle but the stand worked for me.

**You need to punch a vent hole in the bottom of the bottle before turning the pump on.**

After the first gallon, just cut a hole in the bottom of the bottle to refill it. Save that bottle for next year.
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Old 10-08-2022, 09:33 PM   #2
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Nice jig! and you just clamp it on.
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Old 10-09-2022, 09:03 AM   #3

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We blow the lines & HW tank @ 35-40 psi for 10min and just add AF to the traps.
Nothing in the lines or toilet bowl,(just lube the seal). YMMV

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