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Old 11-03-2014, 07:03 PM   #11
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Whatever you do make sure that you flush enough antifreeze through the system so it is not diluted. Check out the video as to why.

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Old 11-03-2014, 08:27 PM   #12
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I like the idea of opening up the low point drains. I have never thought of that but good insurance!
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Old 11-03-2014, 11:30 PM   #13
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Does anyone have a recommendation for getting antifreeze in the line that runs to the black tank rinser? Or is it not necessary to treat that line with antifreeze?
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Old 11-04-2014, 08:29 AM   #14
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If you leave low points open won't you lose pink
I'm confused, (doesn't take much) if you leave low point drains open, isn't the anti-freeze going to drain out of the lines?
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Old 11-04-2014, 10:38 AM   #15
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I don't think it's necessary to put antifreeze into the black tank flush line, but I do think it's necessary to blow the line out with compressed air.

I winterized my parents trailer this year and when I connected the compressor to the black tank flush line I could clearly hear water being pushed out of that line and hitting the walls of the black tank. I'm sure that could have caused problems if left over the winter.

If you felt strongly about getting some pink stuff in that line, you could easily connect a small hose between the blow-out plug fitting and a water bottle lid with a hole the size of the tube (for a good snug fit) and squeeze the water bottle to inject some antifreeze into that line.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:31 AM   #16
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I do a couple of things different than what others do. I do the typical drain and bypass the water heater. I then blow the lines out with an adapter I made to connect the city water connection to the air compressor - including opening the low point drains. I then close the drains, disconnect the air compressor. I then connect a small portable pump to the city water connection and pump antifreeze through the city water connection - I got tired of unseating the seal in there. I then disconnect the portable pump and go inside and stick the hose from the on-board pump and let it start pumping antifreeze through the system. I then start at the NEAREST faucet and get pink running. That way any water that is in the line will get pushed along and no be trapped in the system. Though with our layout, unless I do all the colds and then work backwards doing the hots, I'm always starting at the nearest and farthest
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Does the pump inside the trailer operate on battery power. or do you have to hooked up to full power to be able to pump antifreeze into the lines?
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:36 PM   #18
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Does the pump inside the trailer operate on battery power. or do you have to hooked up to full power to be able to pump antifreeze into the lines?
The pump in the trailer works on battery power so you do not have to be hooked up to use it.
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Great, thanks
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