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Old 11-17-2015, 01:34 PM   #1
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took all of 6 minutes and 3/4 gal of antifreeze. I have the e-z- winterizing hose set up, turned 2 valves on water heater and one on junction and turned on the pump. I got pink from sinks and toilet, poured some into the shower and sink "J" trap and flushed toilet twice. Tanks are already emptied. Turned off pump and recapped antifreeze.
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Old 11-17-2015, 02:15 PM   #2
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Yup, sounds like standard operating procedure. We did the 19 last week on a nice day. However, here's the bad news. I just got my Missouri DNR newsletter ( electronic) an they announced free camping on Black Friday. Oh well, I probably wouldn't have gone anyway. Still a nice gesture overall.
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Old 11-17-2015, 05:55 PM   #3
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took all of 6 minutes and 3/4 gal of antifreeze. I have the e-z- winterizing hose set up, turned 2 valves on water heater and one on junction and turned on the pump. I got pink from sinks and toilet, poured some into the shower and sink "J" trap and flushed toilet twice. Tanks are already emptied. Turned off pump and recapped antifreeze.
Did you do your exterior shower and city water pressure valve?
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:07 PM   #4
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Do not have an exterior shower but thanks for the reminder to press that valve and pump a little from the outside. That will probably use the remainder of the gallon.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:16 PM   #5
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I thought we were supposed to get water out of the city inlet screen. I don't know about a valve.

We do have the exterior shower and not sure what we are doing on that.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:22 PM   #6
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It is a pressure release valve behind the screen it may hold some water that can freeze.
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I think it's actually a back flow valve. You remove the screen and poke your finger in ( gently ) and a wee bit of water should dribble out.
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:25 PM   #8
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Exactly...thanks Glenn.
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Thanks, guys!
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Or put a little air pressure to it with a blow out plug so you don't have to worry about it coming apart.
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