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Old 10-28-2014, 06:29 AM   #1
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Winterizing with the pink stuff

I thought it would be better to start with the kitchen sink and then move to the back. I fought it for a while then went to the back and wow what a difference. Start running the pink stuff at your furthest drain and move forward. I blew the lines out first so maybe that made a difference. First time so still learning
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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First I drain and bypass the water heater, Then I always start at the farthest from the pump. In my case, it is the kitchen sink. Then I move to the tub/shower, bathroom sink, and toilet, and keep working closer to the pump. Then, I crack the lower hot water heater valve to allow some antifreeze in that line and finally, I pop open the low point drains. This method hasn't failed me yet. I always leave the waste drains open all winter long and the cover just a tad bit loose.
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:40 AM   #3
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If you leave low points open won't you lose pink
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:30 PM   #4
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If you leave low points open won't you lose pink

It doesn't matter at that point all you are going to get in the lines is air ! The rest is your pink antifreeze . And you will get out any water that was in the low point area
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:57 PM   #5
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Don't forget outside shower too when winterizing
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Old 11-02-2014, 01:34 PM   #6
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I'm going to winterize my TT myself. I'm a first time RV owner, but I've learned so much from this site and online, I feel I've obtained the knowledge that I need. I learn fast.
There's one more step that I want to do. Once all the lines run pink, there will still be some pink in the bypass suction hose, I want to open the FWT supply line to let some run into there. Do I run the risk of pink flowing into my FWT, or does the supply line sit low enough that I don't need to worry about it?

Anyone here able to confirm for me?

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Old 11-02-2014, 06:07 PM   #7
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Dont open the valve to the FWT. YES! you will get (or at least could) get pink in the FWT. You dont really want that. (although RVAF is completely nontoxic. I mean you could drink the sweet stuff right from the gallon and not get sick). You could (and I do) turn on the pump again (after removing the hose from the jug) and let the pump suck the pink from the hose.

Then I also pull my low points after running the koolaid. I also blow the lines first leaving my W/H open. The air blows a bunch of water out after it drains. Then turn the bypass and give the RV a nice drink.
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:32 PM   #8
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Thanks for the reply, great info there. I ran the pump to clear the bypass hose as well. You say that you pull your low points after running pink, is that just to get SOME pink through there? You don't flush out the lines completely, you leave the pink in the the lines through the winter correct?
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:23 PM   #9
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I open the lp drains for just a min to be sure I have pink in them and close them. One thing I did and maybe I shouldn't have was I dumped a 1/2 gal into my fwt to get some in the line between the tank and the pump. Did I make a mistake?
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Old 11-03-2014, 07:50 AM   #10
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You should always avoid putting antifreeze in your fresh tank. It won't hurt anything for the winter but you may end up with a bad taste in the water if you drink from your tap. From what I understand, the water in the line between the tank and the pump should drain back into the tank by gravity. Next spring when you de-winterize you should flush out your fresh tank a couple times with some bleach mixed with water.
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