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Old 10-16-2017, 06:36 PM   #1
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winterizing toilet

any recommendations for winterizing the toilet. I just put some rv antifreeze in it but really would hate for that to be bad for the seal.

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Old 10-16-2017, 06:40 PM   #2
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Won't hurt a thing.

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Old 10-16-2017, 06:52 PM   #3
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make sure you either have red in the line to the toilet or have blown all the water out of the line.

I blow out the water, pump red through and blow it out again.
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:49 PM   #4
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The water in line needs to be winterized; I recommend antifreeze rather than just air, as I did just air once in a rush to beat a hard freeze, and the water valve on the toilet retained enough water to crack.
As for the waste side seal, I've done everything from the olive/cooking oil to antifreze to nothing and haven't' noticed a difference in the come the next spring. Don't use anything petroleum based. My current method is just leaving a about a half inch of pink juice on there.
I haven't noticed any permanent staining from the antifreeze I use. It does take a few flushed to get the pink residue off the wiper valve in the spring.
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:52 PM   #5
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Use some O ring lube before you pour the pink stuff in > Amazon or a pool place sells it
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Old 10-18-2017, 01:59 PM   #6
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Definitely blow/remove as much as possible out of the toilet valve, first time I winterized my GH, next spring I had a leak there. Not a hard fix, but it's easier to clear the water out. I use the blow the water out method, just hold the flush valve open long enough to where it doesn't sputter/spit, just the sound of air coming out.

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