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Old 05-15-2018, 12:42 PM   #11
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I blow my lines out. Pink stuff in the drains only. Live in Winston Salem area of NC. It will get into the 20s a time or two any given winter.
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Old 05-15-2018, 12:55 PM   #12
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I also blow mine out. Have for many years with out any problems. I take my time and blow the lines several times till no water comes out on a paper towel. Set compressor to 45 psi and be sure to drain compressor tank before starting. I also use a inline filter like painters use to trap any moisture from the compressor.
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Old 05-15-2018, 01:48 PM   #13
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Yes...been using that method for at least 10 years...never a problem...I do put RV antifreeze in the traps and toilet and leave all spigots open....I also put enough antifreeze in the traps to get some in the tanks to maybe help protect the dump valves...
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:40 PM   #14
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I used this method last winter with no problem. Remember to empty both fresh water tank and hot water heater, Also, open hot and cold on each sink, faucet and shower- I did each individually rather that all at same time (prevents loss of air pressure).
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:07 PM   #15
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I only use the RV antifreeze. With our cold NC winters Iím always afraid a little water will remain somewhere and freeze and break in a hard to get to area. For the price of a couple gallons and my sanity of not having to worry about it I will stay with the RV antifreeze. If you blowout the lines; what do you do about the water pump? Again, I would be afraid some water would remain and mess up the pump. Not that one way is wrong or right but Iíll keep doing as Iíve always done.
I low out the lines and add RV antifreeze but also make sure to drain the hot water heater tank. IMPORTANT!
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Old 05-16-2018, 07:58 AM   #16
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air vs pink stuff

I blow out my lines and then add antifreeze to the drains only. Never had a problem and dewinterizing is so much easier. We had some really mild weather this winter and I took it out - 60 degrees so no problems, right? Except the last night it dropped to 15 degrees. And I was having battery issues so the heater was off for the 250 mile drive home. Lines were frozen solid by the time I got there. I left the heat on for the week until the temps bested freezing and, thankfully, didn't pop any lines. Whew!
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:25 AM   #17
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I am convinced that if I had the right gear, sucking the lines dry is better than blowing the lines dry. Pushing water up-hill through each spigot seems harder than attaching a good suction device to the low point drains and sucking the water downhill and out. I had to do this once when we found out that getting home from a trip south would encounter freezing temps. I took my small shop vac that I had with us and after draining the lines through the low point drain hooked up the vac to each low point drain and spigot by spigot sucked the water out. Rather than pushing the water up hill it was sucked downhill and that was easier. Just need a strong suction device and that is not something you find laying around.
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I am convinced that if I had the right gear, sucking the lines dry is better than blowing the lines dry. Pushing water up-hill through each spigot seems harder than attaching a good suction device to the low point drains and sucking the water downhill and out. I had to do this once when we found out that getting home from a trip south would encounter freezing temps. I took my small shop vac that I had with us and after draining the lines through the low point drain hooked up the vac to each low point drain and spigot by spigot sucked the water out. Rather than pushing the water up hill it was sucked downhill and that was easier. Just need a strong suction device and that is not something you find laying around.
That idea sucks!




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