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Old 05-06-2018, 05:49 PM   #1
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Northeast winterization

Does anyone else use an air compressor thru city water connection to winterize their water lines?
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:43 PM   #2
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Yes. I do, and others here on the forum also use that method.

I also use the pink stuff after blowing the lines. Always been afraid there might be a low spot that moisture will settle in and cause trouble.
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Same as Lloyd.
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Old 05-06-2018, 08:38 PM   #4
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I only use the RV antifreeze. With our cold NC winters Im 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 Ill keep doing as Ive always done.
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Same as Lloyd and Mark. Blow out the lines first then run pink until I see it come out each faucet. Cheap insurance.
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I guess I jumped and didn’t read all the post. I side with Lloyd as well. I will blow out the lines and then use the RV antifreeze. I think you use less antifreeze that way.
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I blow my lines out with an air compressor and put antifreeze in the drains. Of course, it doesn't get too cold during the winter here in central Virginia. We only had one week last winter that stayed below 20F. I did lose a can of ginger ale that I forgot and left in the outside kitchen refrigerator.
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The benefit to the antifreeze is it will dilute any water that settles in low points.
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The benefit to the antifreeze is it will dilute any water that settles in low points.
I agree. The cost of $2 a gallon at Walmart for RV/Marine Antifreeze is a cheep insurance. I can easily do mine with two gallons.
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I use that method also but make sure you regulate the pressure when you push the water out, the system is not set up for 100psi and you will end up making a leak.
I live in West Texas so I don't flush they system with pink so far so good.
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