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Old 11-04-2013, 12:24 AM   #1
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So I tried to put antifreeze in the lines last night before the 28° temps came. I closed the HW bypass valve, stuck the inlet tube into the bottle of antifreeze, opened the faucets turned on the water pump (using battery power only). I was able to get spurts of antifreeze from the faucets (kitchen, bathroom, outside kitchen) but no steady flow. Also it only sucked up 7/8 of a gallon. Should it have been free flowing? Did I do something wrong? Is it clogged maybe?

The only thing I can think of is that I forgot about the outdoor shower.
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Old 11-04-2013, 12:45 AM   #2
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when you opened the valve to suck from the jug of pink stuff ,did you shut off the valve from the water holding tank?
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:24 AM   #3
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Exactley what Harley said, You must make sure that that valve is not pulling from the fresh water holding tank. Once you switch it , you will then have no issues .
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:29 AM   #4
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I mine, it works best if I put the hose in the jug, close all the faucets, then start the pump. When I open one faucet, then the pump will prime and start pumping. I then open and close each faucet, one at a time. Don't forget outside shower and opening low point drains.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:26 AM   #5
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On mine have two HW htr valves - open one and close one. Must open the winterizing valve to the pump suction and close the suction from the tank.







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Old 11-04-2013, 10:47 PM   #6
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I did not shut the water holding tank valve. But I've also never used that tank. So wouldn't it be in the closed position already? How do you know which one that it is? There's so many to choose from.

I also have the 2 valves for the hot water heater and did close the one off (closest to bottom of tank - blue line and horizontally run), the other was already in the closed position (red line and vertically run).

Edit: I went back and looked at pics I took before and after (wish I could post them easily). One valve was already closed (hot water red line from tank). I opened the pump line valve and closed another valve from the hot water tank valve (blue line bottom of tank). So my assumption is that the blue line at tank bottom is the fresh holding tank (which I closed). Not sure what to do now. Edited by: RoadDog66
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:05 PM   #7
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Also do not forget the toilet!
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:14 AM   #8
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you are confusing the valves .
1- near your pump there will be one hose coming from the belly of the trailer (that is the hose from the tank) its valve will be open for normal use.
2-also near the pump there is another valve connected to a hose about 2 ft long that goes nowhere(that is for putting in the jug of pink)
----close 1 and open 2 and put hose in jug

the other 2 are for the hot wat htr bypass....
-simply turn both to the opposite direction that you use in the summer.

Now turn on pump and open taps one at a time till pink comes out . do every tap and don't forget toilet and after pump is off and some pressure remains, push in white check valve in the city water intake (will have to take out the screen washer)
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Ok I discovered the valva I think it's to the fresh holding tank. I turned it closed and the pump sucked up another gallon no problem.

My other question is I should be getting pink antifreeze when I turn on the hot water faucets, correct?Edited by: RoadDog66
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Ok I finally have pink coming from all faucets and toilet. Thanx for the help everyone. And Harley thanx for the city water check valve reminder.

The setup on this camper just seens confusing compared to my old one. All the lines and 2 check valves from the hot water tank/heater was throwing me off.
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