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Old 09-21-2015, 06:07 AM   #11
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If I open all the low point drains and drain the system then pump antifreeze through it, that has worked for me. I suppose some antifreeze added through the city inlet would give some additional insurance. Most folks do not put antifreeze in the fresh water tank, they just drain it.

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Where/what do you flush the antifreeze into in the spring, when you drain it? Putting it into the city sewage would be a no-no I'd think (toxic), but perhaps draining it into a campground septic tank would be alright???
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RV antifreeze (the pink stuff) is not toxic, so it should be safe to drain in the street storm drain. However, I have always just left in my tanks until the first time I camp, and I dump along with the rest of my gray/black stuff. There should be only a few gallons in there, both tanks combined.
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I blow our the lines first, this gets the water out of the city connection, and keeps from weakening the antifreeze strenght. Then I pump the antifreeze into the line, on our htt, this takes about 1/2 gallon. Then I poor the rest down the drains. I then put a teaspoon or so of mineral oil down each drain and in the toilet. This keeps the antifreeze from evaporating over the winter.
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That is my process to a T!

Only water system failures I've had were caused by NOT winterizing in time.
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I blow our the lines first, this gets the water out of the city connection, and keeps from weakening the antifreeze strenght. Then I pump the antifreeze into the line, on our htt, this takes about 1/2 gallon. Then I poor the rest down the drains. I then put a teaspoon or so of mineral oil down each drain and in the toilet. This keeps the antifreeze from evaporating over the winter.
+2!!! Except I have not heard about using mineral oil.... Lol I remove any p traps I can access to remove the water in them, then reinstall and dump the antifreeze in.

As mentioned, don't forget the outdoor shower AND black tank flush hook up!!!!
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Where/what do you flush the antifreeze into in the spring, when you drain it? Putting it into the city sewage would be a no-no I'd think (toxic), but perhaps draining it into a campground septic tank would be alright???
RV antifreeze is non toxic unlike automotive antifreeze which is why you can run RV anti through your fresh water plumbing.
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Got it.


Don't we know that somewhere, someone has used automotive antifreeze though....


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Just to confirm again - RV antifreeze is non-toxic and safe for all sewer systems. I also have to use about 12 gal. of it to winterize my pool. While I do try to flush most of it out in the spring, it is unavoidable to get some in the pool. This per all the pool manufacturers/service company recommendations. One of my dogs is obsessed with water spraying from a hose/pipe. Usually have him locked in the house when I flush the pool, but he has gotten out and started drinking the flushing pink stuff. Trip to the vet confirmed - no problem, worst may be a little diarrhea, which didn't happen.
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Non-toxic, yes. But smelly.


Come Springtime, be sure to flush the FW system thoroughly.


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Non-toxic, yes. But smelly.


Come Springtime, be sure to flush the FW system thoroughly.


Showering in peppermint... It's....just....not....right.
but your sweetie might like the way you smell afterwards
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but your sweetie might like the way you smell afterwards
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