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Old 10-30-2013, 05:06 PM   #11
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Costs twice as much, but at least you can get your fingers on the nut.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:07 PM   #12
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Re why to bypass the hot water heater, the position of the outlet line is such that water won't blow out of the heater. Some water could possibly be blown into the heater, but it wouldn't get out. Better to blow out the lines in bypass mode and drain the heater separately.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:10 PM   #13
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Re why to bypass the hot water heater, the position of the outlet line is such that water won't blow out of the heater. Some water could possibly be blown into the heater, but it wouldn't get out. Better to blow out the lines in bypass mode and drain the heater separately.
OK, thanks.
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Thanks everyone. I like the blue one as I like the finger hold. I will pick one up this week!

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Old 10-30-2013, 06:12 PM   #15
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I went to a couple of local places and could not find what I was looking for (maybe demand at this time of year was too high), so I made my own. Worked quite well.
I like that Dave - gonna steal your idea and make one. I have the plastic one that I have to hold the tire valve filler on so it takes two of us to do the air flushing.
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:14 PM   #16
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Old 10-30-2013, 06:27 PM   #17
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I like that Dave - gonna steal your idea and make one. I have the plastic one that I have to hold the tire valve filler on so it takes two of us to do the air flushing.
Yea, it started out looking like this one:

So I drilled the top out and installed a quick connect coupler that works with my compressor.
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Ok, how about a blow by blow list on sanitizing the system come Spring?
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Not much to it, not that I do it.
Pour a half cup of non-scented bleach ( chlorine ) into the fresh water tank and fill with water. Turn on the pump and open taps.
Shut down the taps and go have lunch.
Drain the fresh water tank.
The chlorine that remains in the pipes is dilute and will dissipate over a short time, but you can run more fresh water / without the bleach, if you must.
In my case, the water from the city has chlorine in it so I wouldn't spend a lot of time flushing.
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thanks - pretty simple!
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