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Old 09-19-2015, 04:14 PM   #1
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Winter's coming do you drain P-Trap ?

I wonder if I should bother disconnecting the p-trap of my kitchen sink ? I also wonder how a waterless trap work. I'm asking because there is a sticker on my bathtub wall telleing me to ? remove ? the waterless trap before using a fish to unclog the drain If I ever need it .

Also do you poor antifreeze in the city water inlet line ?

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Old 09-19-2015, 04:18 PM   #2
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I just pour antifreeze in all the drains to take care of the p-traps.
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There are youtube videos on winterizing campers that will explain how to do it a lot better than I could type an explanation. Good luck.
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What about the water inlet lines outside the tt going toward the pump ?


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Yes thanks I 've looked at the few but a few items werent clear enough for me I,M getting old you know, I've turned 56 on the 16 LOL

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look at what I found, its all you need to know about waterless trap ,,,,,nice product however how long its going to last is another story

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What about the water inlet lines outside the tt going toward the pump ?
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.

Winterizing instructions and poll that may prove helpful;

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...12-a-9335.html
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If you blow out your system with compressed air, you would clear the city water inlet of any water so you won't need to put antifreeze into it.
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What about the water inlet lines outside the tt going toward the pump ?
With the pump siphoning from the jug go outside remove the screen washer from the city water inlet GENTLY push on the little plastic nob you will see in there till antifreeze comes out...

Don't forget the outside shower.. open the taps on it till the pink juice is flowing.

flush the toilet till it has pink stuff in it..
and 2 cups of pink in each sink to purge the P trap.
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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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