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Old 10-18-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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Lessons Learned (Winterizing)

I posted this a few years ago, and thought it might help a few folks with their first winterizing... and it might even make you laugh a little...

1.) Don't winterize when it's COLD!
2.) Don't remove the drain plug on the water heater with 40 psi pressure after forgetting to turn the bypass valves!
3.) Don't turn on the shower with the head pointing at you!
4.) Don't winterize when it's COLD! Oh, already had that one...
5.) If using air pressure, wear a rain suit!
6.) In case you forget #5, bring a towel!
7.) If you ever see me in a park, please don't ask me how I know about this...

Gimme a break... it was my first time...
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:33 PM   #2
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I posted this a few years ago, and thought it might help a few folks with their first winterizing... and it might even make you laugh a little...

1.) Don't winterize when it's COLD!
2.) Don't remove the drain plug on the water heater with 40 psi pressure after forgetting to turn the bypass valves!
3.) Don't turn on the shower with the head pointing at you!
4.) Don't winterize when it's COLD! Oh, already had that one...
5.) If using air pressure, wear a rain suit!
6.) In case you forget #5, bring a towel!
7.) If you ever see me in a park, please don't ask me how I know about this...

Gimme a break... it was my first time...
I just spit beer all over myself...
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:22 PM   #3
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Now you tell me!!!!!
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:08 PM   #5
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And DONT forget about the low point drain valves being left open when adding the antifreeze. I pumped about half a gallon on the ground one time before realizing they were still open.
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And DONT forget about the low point drain valves being left open when adding the antifreeze. I pumped about half a gallon on the ground one time before realizing they were still open.

Thanks for sharing that I feel a lot better about myself now......
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Old 10-24-2016, 01:39 PM   #7
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You forgot about getting antifreeze to the city water connection:


1) Carefully dig out the screen
2) Press the little button to open the check valve
3) Blindly search for a towel
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13 or 14) Find the %*&$*& screen!
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Also don't forget to shut the valve that leads to the fresh water tank before you start winterizing. Scratching my head on this one for awhile on Saturday!! LOL
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Don't forget the outside shower when winterizing. Fortunately they are easy to replace.
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Thanks foe sharing those tips. You might also want to check for drafty windows and get them fixed soon if you detect any.Here is a blog that mentions some tips on how to check and fix drafty windows You could check for loose windows or even do a simple smoky test.
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