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Old 09-18-2014, 08:14 AM   #31
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Aha, I see how it can be done. It was the back flow preventer that had me a bit confused, good idea using a shot of compressed air to get it in there. Thanks!

But then if you're going to blow the AF into the line anyway, why not just use the compressor and blow any remaining water out? Wouldn't that have you covered?
I have an OCD complex.... Figure the gallon is open and I usually have some pre-treat (no water, just odor control) in the tank so more AF is fine. Plus if there is a low spot in the line the only thing in there is AF. It's overkill, but I sleep better.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:29 AM   #32
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I have an OCD complex.... Figure the gallon is open and I usually have some pre-treat (no water, just odor control) in the tank so more AF is fine. Plus if there is a low spot in the line the only thing in there is AF. It's overkill, but I sleep better.
It's a good policy! And would be a great use for the little bit of AF I inevitably have left in the jug that's no use anywhere else.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:14 AM   #33
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Just did my parents trailer for them last weekend - a 26BH. I blew the lines out first from the city water connection using 40psi from the compressor. I then bypassed the water heater and ran 2 gallons through the pump into all of the lines. I used a third gallon to make sure all the P traps had plenty of antifreeze in them as well as the black and grey holding tanks. Make sure you leave a bit of antifreeze in the toilet bowl as well to keep the seal from drying out.
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Is this thread about issues having to do with cold off-season only?
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Is this thread about issues having to do with cold off-season only?
Yes it is. For those of you who live in areas that never freeze this isn't anything you'll get to experience. If you live in a cold climate area and you do not protect your water lines with RV Anti-Freeze, you'll discover broken pipes and perhaps even a destroyed water heater the following Spring. Not a mistake many make twice.
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:53 PM   #36
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Is this thread about issues having to do with cold off-season only?
Yes it is for winterizing. Some lucky folks never need to do it with their climates!
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I was thinking of putting Crown Royal (it has a very low freezing point) in my lines this winter. Come spring, invite a few friends over with their mixer of choice and turn on the faucets for Crown Royal on tap. Think it will work?
Finally . . . A message that even I can understand. Amen!
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How do you get the pink stuff in the black tank flush line. I was just planning to blow mine out with compressed air.....snip
I have an old hose that I cut about 18" off the male end, attach it to the flush connection, pour some anti-freeze in, and I give it a shot of air.

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Since the black tank flush line inlet is quite a bit higher than the black tank I wonder if water just drains out of it by gravity. Is it flex hose? If so I might not worry about it.
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Since the black tank flush line inlet is quite a bit higher than the black tank I wonder if water just drains out of it by gravity. Is it flex hose? If so I might not worry about it.
There is a check valve in the line that opens under certain pressure. Ever notice when you disconnect the hose that the water comes back at you? In order to get the AF in or water out you need to apply pressure to open the inline valve. A ballon pump would work if you don't have a compressor.
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