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Old 06-30-2016, 11:15 AM   #11
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Hi: Iowa Dave... It was told to me that "Mans happiness is in direct proportion to the number of internal combustion engines he has". You must be ecstatic!!! Alf
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Whoever said that must have known me. I am pretty happy most of the time. I did not mention my two Maytag gasoline washing machine engines or my 1920s McCormick Deering 2hp hit and miss gas engine with exposed valve assy. and crankshaft.
We only have ONE camper though. We used to winterize the irrigation system at the 38 field soccer complex. Three Ingersoll rand compressors blowing through 975 irrigation heads. If you screwed up and didn't have enough heads up, that air pressure would launch those heads high enough that I was done swearing by the time they landed. Have a great weekend.
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:55 AM   #12
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I'm one of those belt and suspender types, so I blow out and then use antifreeze.
And just to be different, I do it bass ackwards from you. Run in the antifreeze, then blow it out.
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:06 PM   #13
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And just to be different, I do it bass ackwards from you. Run in the antifreeze, then blow it out.
Actually my full routine is: drain at the lowpoint drain, blow out, antifreeze, then drain it all again at the low point drain. I must have too much time on my hands...
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:12 PM   #14
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Perhaps the most thorough approach would be to
  1. drain the system through the low-point drains (if you have them), to minimize the amount of water to be blown out, then
  2. blow out remaining water so it won't dilute the antifreeze, then
  3. pump through antifreeze because you don't trust the draining or blowing, then
  4. drain the antifreeze from the low-point drain to minimize the amount to be flushed out in the spring (and move it into the drains which need it anyway), then
  5. blow out the antifreeze to get the parts that don't drain.
Belt and suspenders and... what are three more ways to hold your pants up?
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:42 PM   #15
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Actually my full one is drain at the lowpoint drain, blow out, antifreeze, then drain it all again at the low point drain. I must have too much time on my hands...
At least you have the low point drain.
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Old 06-30-2016, 01:56 PM   #16
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At least you have the low point drain.
I'm going to try to talk Reace into one on our new 21.
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:29 PM   #17
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I would have done the same had I known there wasn't one.
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:14 PM   #18
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I bought a 6 gal. Porter Cable air compressor and used it a couple times. Switched to pumping RV antifreeze through the system. It was so much easier and when I saw pink fluid coming out of the taps, I knew the job was done.
Compressor cost a couple hundred dollars and came with a brad nailer ( used that once ). The hand pump for the antifreeze cost about $20. Is light weight. Doesn't need to be plugged in or be serviced.
Just connect to city water inlet and pump. Partner inside opens taps one at a time until pink liquid comes out. You'd be surprised how few pumps it takes.
I liked the look of your hand pump, Glenn, but when I checked at Canadian Tire, they didn't have one that would connect to the city water intake. Do you recall where you purchased yours?

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Old 06-30-2016, 04:26 PM   #19
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Did you try Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-36003-H...s=rv+hand+pump
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:40 PM   #20
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I think I got my pump at North Shore RV.
You could give them a call. If they don't have it on hand, they could order it for you.
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