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Old 10-17-2014, 06:32 PM   #1
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What's the procedure for blow out plug

I have never used a blowout plug for winterizing.What is the procedure for using the blowout plug? and do you use anti freeze in addition?I do realize I need to put anti freeze in the traps......
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:48 PM   #2
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Install the plug, set the compressor on 40lbs and then open all your faucets and low point drains.

I always pump antifreeze through after blowing out the lines. The little bit of extra time and cost is, in my opinion, well worth it.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:14 PM   #3
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If you have a compressor that will hold a steady 40-50psi, I use to winterize by just blowing the lines, and never had a problem. The compressor I have now struggles to maintain a steady 20 psi, so now I blow them out and follow it by filling the lines with antifreeze. Agree with Grumpy though that the $8.00-$10.00 worth of antifreeze is pretty cheap insurance, especially if you know you won't be using it again until spring.
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If you are going to fill the lines with antifreeze there is nothing to be gained by blowing out the lines. JMO
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If you are going to fill the lines with antifreeze there is nothing to be gained by blowing out the lines. JMO
A pure concentration of antifreeze instead of perhaps a 50/50 mix or worse.

Better freeze protection just having pure antifreeze.

Cheap insurance
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Old 10-18-2014, 09:53 AM   #6
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A pure concentration of antifreeze instead of perhaps a 50/50 mix or worse.

Better freeze protection just having pure antifreeze.

Cheap insurance
That's my thoughts as well.
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