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Old 02-19-2013, 07:09 PM   #31
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I do not think he wants to heat that tank with anitfreeze in it. He may never get that taste removed.
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Just a little heat to melt a bit of ice so some water runs out and takes the pressure off the water heater tank.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #32
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I can vouch for the fact that it takes a long time and lots of flushing to get rid of!
Your not kidding....

When I winterize my trailer I pump antifreeze through the plumbing (with the hot water tank bypassed) and then I lift the front of the trailer up and open the low point drain at the back to let as much antifreeze out as possible. Any liquid left in the system will be antifreeze and hopefully not much. BUT I still let everything run in the spring for and hour or so to flush the system.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #33
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Got it. Thanks.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:44 PM   #34
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I used to have to use RV antifreeze in my stick built, but am SO glad I have never had to use it in the waterlines of my Escape. Really glad they designed it with the low point drain, which is such a simple concept, I don't understand why other manufactures do not do it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:40 PM   #35
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Hi Jim

You can't always trust a low point drain, last unit I drained and blew out the lines but there was this little valve in the toilet that ended up cracked in the spring.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:15 PM   #36
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You can't always trust a low point drain, last unit I drained and blew out the lines but there was this little valve in the toilet that ended up cracked in the spring.
Did you have anti-freeze in the toilet?
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Hi Jim

You can't always trust a low point drain, last unit I drained and blew out the lines but there was this little valve in the toilet that ended up cracked in the spring.
Trust me, I know this one only too well...'nough said.
If you pull the flush handle open, and allow water in the toilet supply to drain back, then all will be good.
Well, I will add that the dealer that sold me the replacement valve said that he sold about 50 a year for the same reason.

I actually tried blowing out the lines after fully draining using the low-point drain, and got but a wee bit of spitting. At first I was a bit leery of the relying on the low-point drain, but checked out every line, and other than one with a wee bit of sag (not near enough to fill the whole pipe), I was happy in knowing that all the supply lines would in fact drain.
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Did you have anti-freeze in the toilet?
No just used the low point drain and air hose. But this was the unit I had in my previous life, before my Escape.
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Ouch. The Old Bag was inside the trailer, opening and closing taps while I pumped the anti-freeze from outside. But, I don't recall telling her to hold the toilet flush valve open.
Oh well, it's been a mild winter.

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Word on the street is Jim or I could probably direct you to a good valve supplier.
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