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Old 02-16-2018, 09:48 PM   #1
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Low 20's coming

In a day or so we are going to experience some temps in the low 20's and I've already filled the 5er with a load of water. So I'm wondering if dumping the hot water tank and draining the outside shower will suffice a couple nights of freezing temps? I'll be running two electric heaters with cupboard doors open to keep the inside toasty......
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:56 PM   #2
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Electric heaters do minimal help...
inside water would be less of a concern to me than the water lines outside...if it doesn't get above freezing for a couple of days...

put a incandescent 75w light in your "water closet" and next to your filter...

also open cabinets inside and turn your furnace on and set it to like 45 degrees... will use less electricity and protect you better... propane is a LOT cheaper than replacing water lines and pumps and etc....
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Old 02-16-2018, 10:30 PM   #3
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Thanks johnboytoo, just as soon run the electrics, had it up to 75 in there today with both running, I'll try the lightbulb under the sink where the pump and water are. To my knowledge the only outside water lines are the ones going to the outside shower...
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I am having similar temps, but not as low. Yesterday I emptied the fresh water and water heater, drained the low points, and blew 20 PSI air through the lines while opening faucets, inside and outside shower. Didn’t have to do the black tank flush because I haven’t used it since last time I blew lines. Already had rv antifreeze in he traps. I was expecting to go on a trip and it cancelled. Don’t have another planned for at least a few weeks. It took less than an hour.
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Old 02-16-2018, 11:34 PM   #5
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Thanks Steve7, just trying to not dump all the water, I'll do what you did when I do a full winterization, but I'm leaving on our little trip next Thur so thats why the question....
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My guess would be, there are water lines in the front compartment under the bath and bed. You might want to consider hanging a light bulb in there. Just make sure it's not touching anything.
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Old 02-17-2018, 08:22 AM   #7
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I have to agree with taking the few minutes it takes to do a quick winterizing. Why gamble or take the risk of freezing/cracking open some hard to repair, stand on your head location, 3 cent fitting. Spend a few dollars in advance, and use that free time doing something other than repairing it. It's just not worth the gamble...
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Thanks Aceallenk, yes probably will go ahead & drop the tank & winterize.....
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If it were me I think I would dump the water and blow out the water lines...Because with my luck it would be much more time and trouble to replace or repair water lines...IMHO...
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Thanks sleepyT, done......
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