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Old 10-07-2015, 04:00 PM   #1
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Winterizing Seneca 37FS

Ok guys, went out to winterized the Seneca for the second time. I forgot what I did last season! So after opening and closing all the valves, I did get the job done. I would just like to what all the valves are for, and when you are supposed to open and close them! This is what I did

1. I first removed the filter from the canister, filled with antifreeze.
2. Drained the fresh water tank, closed valve
3. Installed suction hose, turned pump on.
4. Opened the three valves on the right side of the water bay, closed when antifreeze came out
5. Closed the valve on the ice maker (outside access) disconnected the hose connection
6. Pumped antifreeze through all outlets.

I then put a hose on the male connection going to the ice maker, is then blew air with my mouth through the ice maker. My wife did hear air inside the maker.

Will this be good enough for the ice maker?
Is their supposed to be a drain for the tankless heater? If so where is it located?
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Old 10-07-2015, 04:35 PM   #2
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i just disconnect ice maker and push the pink stuff thru the line with pump
never had a problem in 3 yrs with ice maker
when i fill water up in spring i run water thru ice water feed till pink is gone then reattach.
i run each and every faucet, hot and cold ,until pink stuff comes out
i make sure to run the washing machine on hot then cold to put pink stuff thru
i flush toilet till pink run shower hot and cold till pink
i have regular hot water tanks so i just bypass and take drain plug out
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Old 10-07-2015, 04:55 PM   #3
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i just disconnect ice maker and push the pink stuff thru the line with pump
never had a problem in 3 yrs with ice maker
when i fill water up in spring i run water thru ice water feed till pink is gone then reattach.
i run each and every faucet, hot and cold ,until pink stuff comes out
i make sure to run the washing machine on hot then cold to put pink stuff thru
i flush toilet till pink run shower hot and cold till pink
i have regular hot water tanks so i just bypass and take drain plug out
Sounds good on the ice maker!
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Old 10-07-2015, 08:41 PM   #4
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I have a '14 Seneca TS and my Girard tankless does have a drain, it is located in the generator compartment just peeking out of the rotocast compartment the water heater is hiding in. Very easy to miss.

Also don't forget the lines to the washer/dryer, even if you don't have these conveniences installed. I remove the cover panel exposing the valves (in the wardrobe in a TS) and attach a short length of hose to them sticking into a 5 gallon pail and "crack the valves" with antifreeze in the FW tank, the pump will push it through and I close the valve when I get pure antifreeze coming out. Also don't forget to flush these lines out with fresh water in the spring!
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Old 10-07-2015, 10:47 PM   #5
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I have a '14 Seneca TS and my Girard tankless does have a drain, it is located in the generator compartment just peeking out of the rotocast compartment the water heater is hiding in. Very easy to miss.

Also don't forget the lines to the washer/dryer, even if you don't have these conveniences installed. I remove the cover panel exposing the valves (in the wardrobe in a TS) and attach a short length of hose to them sticking into a 5 gallon pail and "crack the valves" with antifreeze in the FW tank, the pump will push it through and I close the valve when I get pure antifreeze coming out. Also don't forget to flush these lines out with fresh water in the spring!
Thanks glad you brought up the lines on the washer closet. I will check them. It sounds like your heater is different than mine. Could you post a pic. Of the heater and the valve?
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Old 10-08-2015, 11:01 AM   #6
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Thanks glad you brought up the lines on the washer closet. I will check them. It sounds like your heater is different than mine. Could you post a pic. Of the heater and the valve?
Yes their is a valve located in the gen. Compartment. It's on the right side, at the bottom..
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Here is a pic of a TS drain valve accessible from the generator compartment.

Now I just need to find out how to access the heater and its piping so I can swap the tankless unit out for a traditional DSI propane/electric unit. It is inside the rotocast compartment and it may mean removing the belt trim molding to remove the outer panel.
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Old 10-09-2015, 09:58 AM   #8
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I remember these days, before I moved to FL. Winterizing consists of shutting off the AC as the temps plummet into the 60's.
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Old 10-12-2015, 06:20 AM   #9
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I remember these days, before I moved to FL. Winterizing consists of shutting off the AC as the temps plummet into the 60's.
May we all eventually have your problems.
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:41 AM   #10
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I activate the solenoid on the icemaker until I get pink in the cube
tray area and see pink in the plastic water line outside.
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