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Old 09-28-2016, 10:29 AM   #11
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It's been my experience that no water will freeze in the lines even when dipping below freezing at night as long as it goes back above during the day. I leave my fiver up in the Adirondacks until mid-late October with no issues and temps do dip down into the 30's at night by then. But never stays that cold during the daylight hours. But I'm back home on Long Island come November. Then things can get shaky up there.


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Old 09-28-2016, 10:50 AM   #12
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It's been my experience that no water will freeze in the lines even when dipping below freezing at night as long as it goes back above during the day. I leave my fiver up in the Adirondacks until mid-late October with no issues and temps do dip down into the 30's at night by then. But never stays that cold during the daylight hours. But I'm back home on Long Island come November. Then things can get shaky up there.
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The 30+ year old brittle plastic fittings in my first TT proved otherwise. One frost: the kitchen faucet and the elbow near the city water connection had to be replaced.

Call me Paranoid. I know the brand-new tubing is much resilient and there are fewer fittings. So, I'll play it safe for now and not risk having to fix the water system come spring...
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The 30+ year old brittle plastic fittings in my first TT proved otherwise. One frost: the kitchen faucet and the elbow near the city water connection had to be replaced.

Call me Paranoid. I know the brand-new tubing is much resilient and there are fewer fittings. So, I'll play it safe for now and not risk having to fix the water system come spring...


Yeah I suppose something that old could be brittle enough and also how well the unit is insulated from drafts would certainly play into it as well. Heck, my neighbor doesn't even winterize with RV antifreeze or blow out his lines. All he does is drain the water heater and open the valves on everything and that's it. Has yet to have a problem. I'm not that brave though.


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Yeah I suppose something that old could be brittle enough and also how well the unit is insulated from drafts would certainly play into it as well. Heck, my neighbor doesn't even winterize with RV antifreeze or blow out his lines. All he does is drain the water heater and open the valves on everything and that's it. Has yet to have a problem. I'm not that brave though.


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I'm thinking that this year I'll use air to blow out the lines and then use antifreeze to protect just the pump and drain traps.

Clearing the antifreeze from the lines this spring was almost painful.
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