Routine Maintenance & Service | Winterizing Required and suggested maintenance, storage and winterizing topics.
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Old 03-30-2019, 03:30 PM   #1
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I just bought a 1996 21' FunLite and it is supposed to freeze the next two nights. I want to winterize it, but cannot figure out how to get the anti-freeze in the fresh water tank. Mine doesn't seem to have the valve where I could just pump it right from the anti-freeze container. Please advise.
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Old 03-30-2019, 04:04 PM   #2
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Farris, good find on the 21'er and welcome. Let's get to your question. Without having or installing a secondary suction hose, the only way I can see to empty your pipes is to pressurize (with an air compressor) at about 35 psi at the discharge side of your 12 volt pump. Blowing out one faucet at a time including the outside shower and your toilet. When your ready to do the hot water tank, remove the drain plug and blow the air thru it. Then take a cup or two of the antifreeze down each drain to fill the "P" traps.
PS: leave the HWT drain plug out. This should give you enough time to alter you pump system.. Also, drain all holding tanks, and leave those drains open as well.
I have a place in Andrews, NC near the Tenn boarder, I see a prediction of 24 degrees!!
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Thank You! I found the flow direction and was able to remove the wood board next to the pump (under the couch/bed) and loosen the line. I hooked up another line and was able to pull the anti-freeze through the line using the pump. I also drained the water heater. I'm really excited to use it this Spring! Seriously, thank you!
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Yes, sir! I hope someday I'll be able to pay some knowledge forward! Thank You, Sam!
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