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Redterpos3

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Posted: 12/22/12 08:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just picked up my new TT and it is winterized by being blown dry, and air tested. Is this sufficient? Is this preferable? I am new to this stuff and am learning as I go. Or is this one of those debated topics never to have a good answer??


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Using air pressure is plenty if you get all the water out of every hose/tubing... antifreeze is more costly but a sure thing... For what it's worth ( I live in a place where it can be 10F one day and 80F the next...) I just blow the water out and pour antifreeze in all the pee-traps... and commode..

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The only time we have ever had a broken pipe was the time we used air. A gallon or two of RV antifreeze is cheap insurance. Just my opinion.


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Posted: 12/22/12 10:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Debated frequently..

Blow or antifreeze 2010
Blow only? 2012

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I used to think blowing out the pipes was the way to go until on spring I had a heck of a leak behind the shower. have you ever fixed a leak behind the shower. well I have and I will tell you that I use air to blow out the pipes then I use anti freeze to protect them. I never want to go through that again. I have been winterizing for so long that I have been able to do the whole job in about 30 minutes or less. and that includes dragging out the air compressor and the bottle of anti freeze.

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Posted: 12/22/12 10:52pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Javi1 wrote:

Using air pressure is plenty if you get all the water out of every hose/tubing... ... I just blow the water out and pour antifreeze in all the pee-traps... and commode..


This is what I have been doing for the last 8 years.

I dial the air pressure down to about 30psi on my compressor.


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Posted: 12/22/12 11:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Blow it out and fill with antifreeze.


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The dealer where I bought my TT said all they do when they winterize is blow the lines. They told me it's $50.00 and I could watch so I would know how to do it myself. Never did watch, just do it myself. Blow the lines and fill traps with antifreeze, drain the hot water tanks. Done.

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Posted: 12/23/12 12:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oops dbl post.

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Posted: 12/23/12 02:48am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Let's all refer to anti freeze as NON TOXIC WATERLINE ANTIFREEZE or NTWA, as those that are newbees may make the mistake and use a TOXIC ANTIFREEZE.

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