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Old 01-03-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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Antifreeze Froze

I went to check on the camper today as the weather in the East Coast has been in the single digits overnight. I found today the antifreeze I poured into the toilet has froze. Should I be worried about this? I poured about an 1 1/2 of rv antifreeze after flushing.
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #2
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RV antifreeze (the pink stuff) will turn to slush at about 10 degrees but will not expand like water....you are allright.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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RV antifreeze (the pink stuff) will turn to slush at about 10 degrees but will not expand like water....you are allright.
Thanks, my 1st winter and I did it myself so I got nervous.
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I remember my first time. I used 4 gallons when I only needed 1.5 gallons because I wanted to make sure there was absolutely no water in those lines. You settle down and it becomes second nature after you do it a few times.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
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I remember my first time. I used 4 gallons when I only needed 1.5 gallons because I wanted to make sure there was absolutely no water in those lines. You settle down and it becomes second nature after you do it a few times.
I also used 4 gallons. 3/4 of the first gallon poured out on the ground. Opps! I guess I wanted to make sure nothing froze. I was super easy to do and next time it should be even easier.
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When you invest as much money into a toy like this, we should be nervous. Other than my house, truck and that thing on my wife's finger, this is the biggest investment I have and I want it to last. Antifreeze is cheap, I would use 6 gallons if it helped me sleep better !!
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Jeez! I would have freaked out; and I live in Canada!
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Just be sure to drain your water heater first, leaving the drain plug off, then turn the valves so it's bypassed before pumping in the pink stuff. You don't want antifreeze in your water heater. You could use many gallons of the stuff (unnecessarily) if you don't bypass the water heater.
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Just be sure to drain your water heater first, leaving the drain plug off, then turn the valves so it's bypassed before pumping in the pink stuff. You don't want antifreeze in your water heater. You could use many gallons of the stuff (unnecessarily) if you don't bypass the water heater.


Why leave the plug out after draining the hot water heater? Thanks
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I misspoke. You're right. No reason to leave the plug out after draining.
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