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Old 09-24-2014, 07:57 AM   #21
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How do you go about blowing out the lines? I have seen a screw on adapter to the city water for your air hose to connect similar to a tire valve. I plan to do that then suck the pink stuff with the winterizing hose on the pump. I like to have a piece of mind
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:01 AM   #22
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How do you go about blowing out the lines? I have seen a screw on adapter to the city water for your air hose to connect similar to a tire valve.

dial compressor back to 35-45 PSI. Open up all your faucets. Step on your toilet flusher. Don't forget the outside shower.
I don't like the air hose type. Need 2 people to do it IMO.
the quick connect type are better
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Old 09-24-2014, 08:51 AM   #23
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A step that is missed by many (according to a warning from my dealers serviceman) is people will pressurize the system with pink and forget to tap the spring loaded valve on the city water connection. He told me they've replaced many a city water connection from poor winterized jobs. FYI - I both clear the lines with air and use the pink stuff through out.
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I'm comfortable with the blowout the lines and pink in the traps after draining the Hwater tank. Remember the outside shower. Never any issues in over 15 years.

Went we left for our trip to the Gulf last Jan it was -5 and had been below zero every nite for a week. High was still in single digits during the day. Empty winterized status until we got to Miss. and then filled the tank and flushed some fresh water thru the system. All good to go. On return in early March met ol man winter again in northern Ala with temps again heading down to the teens. Stopped in a Wally World south of Huntsville and hooked up the 12V compressor and in 10 minutes [including the time to find the compressor in the storage] I was winterized. I've installed a petcock type drain on the water heater so after doing the buy pass it drained while I was blowing the lines. Got home and double checked everything and shut things down until Spring sprung.

Just don't like the pink stuff in the fresh water lines. Leaves a residual taste even after a couple flushes in the Spring. Seems like they could make this stuff so it didn't leave a smell or taste.
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Just did mine for the first time. Used antifreeze without blowing the lines. It seems to me like an unnecessary step, since the water is displaced by the antifreze anyways. jMO.
My friend discovered a cracked valve on the outside shower of his 26BH this spring and we suspect it was from a freeze/thaw cycle. He winterized it with just antifreeze where I blow out the lines before adding antifreeze.

I would also think that the antifreeze would displace all the water when winterizing but why do you see antifreeze coming out of lines after several uses of the faucets after you de-winterize?
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My friend discovered a cracked valve on the outside shower of his 26BH this spring and we suspect it was from a freeze/thaw cycle. He winterized it with just antifreeze where I blow out the lines before adding antifreeze.

I would also think that the antifreeze would displace all the water when winterizing but why do you see antifreeze coming out of lines after several uses of the faucets after you de-winterize?
I said above. It wouldn't displace water it would mix with it.

It wouldn't take very much pink antifreeze to turn clear water pink. maybe you assume it is all antifreeze but it is likely mostly water
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dial compressor back to 35-45 PSI. Open up all your faucets. Step on your toilet flusher. Don't forget the outside shower.
I don't like the air hose type. Need 2 people to do it IMO.
the quick connect type are better
I made a homemade valve similar to the one shown here, out of scrap items. I have a valve on mine so I can stop it the flow of air at anytime, let the compressor recharge, and so forth. I set my air regulator around 20-25 psi. Now the question is? Where did I put it when we moved? I also use it to blow out the drip irrigation at the house.
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I made a homemade valve similar to the one shown here, out of scrap items. I have a valve on mine so I can stop it the flow of air at anytime, let the compressor recharge, and so forth. I set my air regulator around 20-25 psi. Now the question is? Where did I put it when we moved? I also use it to blow out the drip irrigation at the house.
Where can you buy one of these?
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Well, it can get to -40'C (extreme) where I live. I blow all the lines out, completely, then I pump the plumbing antifreeze through all the lines, and make sure there is some in all drain traps.
It took awhile to clear everything out in the spring, but I bet fixing a plumbing leak would take longer.
I winterize an inground pool and a bathroom out in the pool house. I read on the antifreeze bottles that you must remove all water or there is a risk of freezing, even if the antifreeze is present. I take this pretty much to heart!
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Found one ebay $8.69 free shipping on its way
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