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Old 10-13-2021, 02:22 PM   #1
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Anti-Freeze /Winterizing Question

It's that time of year and I am winterizing our "new to us" 2014 JayFeather. I took plug out of hot water tank to empty water. Went to water pump to bypass the fresh water tank and put small hose into anti-freeze bottle. Turned on water pump which work well all summer.

I emptied two bottles of anti-freeze with kitchen water faucet on and NO pink solution came out. Tried hot water line and nothing there. Tried bathroom, toilet, shower, and outside shower. No pink solution but both bottles of anti-freeze are now empty. Where did the solution go? I could hear a gurgle while faucet on but nothing coming out of anywhere. I'm baffled!
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Old 10-13-2021, 03:39 PM   #2
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Did you turn the bypass valves on the water heater?
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:38 PM   #3
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I put the hot water heater in "winter mode" before I did the water pump bypass for the antifreeze and took out the water heater plug to drain water. I would imagine if the anti-freeze went into hot water heater it would just drain out again because the plug is out. Yes?
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Old 10-13-2021, 06:48 PM   #4
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Are the drain valves still open, do you see any coming out on the ground? Also, could your backflow valve be dead and your pumping into the fresh tank?
I would suspect, like others it is going into the hot water heater tank.
PS, make sure you don't use antifreeze which has alcohol it in. Doesn't work as well and leaves stains and flavors you don't want.
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Drain valves are still open and nothing coming out on the ground. My low drains are also open and nothing coming out of the fresh tank.

Tomorrow I will hook up the hose and connect to "City" water and see what happens there. Also put water in holding tank and see if I can get anything out of that with water pump on. Last year I just winterized the drains and toilet since I store camper in old warehouse and it doesn't really freeze in there but we're expecting a really cold winter so I wanted to be safe. I'm glad I'm experimenting early!
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