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Old 11-08-2014, 02:04 PM   #1
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I have a question about winterizing every year I do it the same way blow out water drain hot water heater then pump in RV antifreeze pour some in drains and toilet..Well this year I want to skip pumping in and blowing out,this year I found the low point drain value and open them and drained the system and Also the hot water heater and I am going to add antifreeze to the drain traps...Do you think this way will be good??? I live on LongIsland NY.......Thanks
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:32 PM   #2
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The problem is you may never blow all the water completely out. If you have a low spot, especially where there is a fitting you could have a broken fitting or pipe. I think your taking a very expensive chance to save a couple bucks and 20 minutes.
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The problem is you may never blow all the water completely out. If you have a low spot, especially where there is a fitting you could have a broken fitting or pipe. I think your taking a very expensive chance to save a couple bucks and 20 minutes.
x2 - the effort and expense are both minimal, and very cheap insurance.
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Even after opening my low point drains and emptying the system I still had enough water left in the lines to cause me a big headache come the spring time.
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It gets cold and windy on the island, I definitely would. I never blow the system out, don't see a need. Just pump it in and for the outside fresh water hookup I just push in the nipple and the antifreeze squirts out
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Old 11-09-2014, 03:12 PM   #7
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Do you think this way will be good??? I live on LongIsland NY.......Thanks
Yup. Unless it gets cold.

Seriously, is the risk worth the $5 reward? No lo creo!
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You don't have to blow all the water out.. a little in the lines will not hurt anything. HOWEVER you do need to make sure that the pump and that little water screen/filter thing do not have water left in them... they do not drain.
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You don't have to blow all the water out.. a little in the lines will not hurt anything. HOWEVER you do need to make sure that the pump and that little water screen/filter thing do not have water left in them... they do not drain.
The problem is that a little water expands and causes the damage. Many years ago we blew and blew our water lines in our summer home in Colorado. Never once failed to have ruptures when returning in spring. You can't know how much water is laying in those low spots. I can't imagine not spending a few bucks on the Pink Stuff if you park it where it gets cold. And I sure wouldn't recommend it. Just my thinking.
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