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Old 09-22-2012, 03:08 PM   #1
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I want to witnerize my Zinger by putting antifreeze in the fresh water tank and using the water pump to push it through the system. I can use the hot water tank bypass. However I am concerned that this method will not get antifreeze into the municipal water intake valve and the water line that leads from the municipal water intake to the rest of the system. How do I protect the municipal water intake system?
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Don't put the anti-freeze in your tank. At your pump you will find a hose , put it in a jug of the pink turn the valve at end of hose and pump away. As far as outside water supply take something and press the valve in the inlet untill the anti-freese comes out. When all done rember to turn valve back to the off position or pump won't push water in the spring.
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:20 PM   #3
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another option would be to use a blow out plug ($1.45 @ camping world) and 40-45 psi air pressure. the simple items can be purchased at camping world at the links below.



i agree with cwit.....do not put the antifreeze in your tank. locate the inlet hose on your pump if it does not have the winterizing hose in place and you can pump straight from the jug.



we have another five weeks of camping here in nw iowa before we are considering this project. has been a great season!



http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...out-hose/38534



http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...-out-plug/4410
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:56 AM   #4
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x2 on the blow out plug. On our last unit; not sure why it happened but when I stuck something in the city water to make the pink stuff come out the spring came out of place and i ended up replacing the city water connection. Twice-- it happened 2 years in a row. Now I just use the blow out plug. I make sure to keep a few taps open so that the system doesn't build up with too much pressure.
x3 on not putting it in your tank either. It could use 10 gallons or more if you go that route before the pump can pick it up. It may take a lot of flushing to remove all of it from your tank.




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I use air to pump out all water and only use antifreeze in drains. I think most do the antifreeze route.
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:40 AM   #6
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Again on blowout plug.

I blew out lines then used hose/pump to run antifreeze. We only used 1.3 gallons or so. HIGHLY recommend antifreeze...it is worth the 1.99/gal to do it.
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