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Old 10-10-2012, 07:02 PM   #1
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What are the pros and cons of using air pressure to blow out water lines?

Why should you use air pressure to blow residual water out of water lines when winterizing? Camping World sells an adapter to use with your compressor to blow out left over water in your lines after draining. If your RV anti-freeze fills the lines by forcing out the water, why use air pressure?
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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I believe it is an either or option. You can either blow the residual water out and not put in anti-freeze or just use the anti-freeze. Since my TT is stored in Myrtle Beach, I intend on asking my dealer which one I should do. With my last TT I never did either in the 8 years it was stored there and never had any issues. But with the new one, I want to do it right.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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One pro is you do not have to flush the pink stuff out, which can take a while. I have been blowing mine out for years now and not had any problems. I adjust the pressure down to about 50psi, then go to every faucet, shower, toilet and open each one till just a mist comes out. Then I repeat to make sure,and sometimes repeat again. T then bow out all the drain traps.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #4
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RV antifreeze works for me when I have to winterize. A few minutes spent flushing out the lines is a small price to pay for knowing all is well.
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I use an air compressor to blow out the lines before I pump the pink stuff in. I like to use the air first to flush out any deposits in the water lines since alot of the CG's we go to have hard water.
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Ditto on this response.

I have done the same thing for the last several years with no problems. I use a shop vac with the hose on the blower side. Just to be sure, I put about a cup of antifreeze down each drain to fill the traps.

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One pro is you do not have to flush the pink stuff out, which can take a while. I have been blowing mine out for years now and not had any problems. I adjust the pressure down to about 50psi, then go to every faucet, shower, toilet and open each one till just a mist comes out. Then I repeat to make sure,and sometimes repeat again. T then bow out all the drain traps.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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I have always used compressed air... blow out your lines wait a few min run the pump for a min (dry) and blow out the lines again.. small amounts of water in the lines will not hurt anything...
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50 psi is too high, you run the risk of blowing a seal. I blow at 35 psi, and I make sure to put the antifreeze in all the drains and tanks. Don't forget to drain the hot water tank as well.
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Personally, I like to blow out the lines first (30 psi or less), to remove as much water as possible. I also blow out the water from the traps. Then I add the Pink RV antifreeze. My thought is; the water will dilute the anti-freeze. Personally, I would prefer to know during a bad winter I have the best protection I can have. I also blow out the lines after the anti-freeze has been pushed through. I am also cheap so I collect it for next year. By doing this you can get by with a + gallon of anti-freeze usage and flushing out the system in the spring is quick and easy.
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Don't forget to blow out any tank flush lines also.
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