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Old 09-22-2022, 06:59 PM   #41
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ahh. Didn't fit with my little 88p viar air compressor. is there an adapter i need or would i have to buy another air compressor? i am just not getting this.
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Old 09-22-2022, 09:40 PM   #42
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In a pinch, to get the job done sooner than later you can wrap a piece of cloth around the hose end and hold it up against the water intake. There'll be air leakage but it will do a passable job of blowing out the system. Wet the clothe to make it conform to shape better.

Maybe post a photo of the end of the air line that you have.

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Old 09-23-2022, 01:43 PM   #43
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Thanks Ron. I’ve figured out I need an air compressor and not the tire place inflator I now have. I’m going with the anti- freeze method for now. Those compressors are pricey! The antifreeze might be what’s needed here in Alaska where temps got to 5 below last winter.
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Old 09-23-2022, 07:53 PM   #44
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ahh. Didn't fit with my little 88p viar air compressor. is there an adapter i need or would i have to buy another air compressor? i am just not getting this.
Scroll up a little and I have a picture of the adapter that should work for your setup, Amazon.

As in all the videos I could find I thought a small compressor was the way to go, then mfschu described his setup and I wanted to look further into it.

He was going from warm climates to at times needing to do a on the fly winterization, my same scenario. It was working out fine for him, itís not Alaska or Canada here but the water knows when itís way below freezing.

So already having Milwaukee batteries I picked up an inflator. It inflates everything I need, like truck, camper, bikes and way compact.

I like to jump on the good upgrades in tools, having been like many on here when young having nothing but a hammer to hit roofing nails and cussing out flathead screws. My job is so much easier because of improvements in tools. That said the knowledge of the old ways is probably my best toolÖ

I was very pleased with the results, test it out for yourself, the water that came out with the compressor following two air pump flushes was almost nothing. In my test there was definitely not enough water left behind to expand a pipe and burst it.

I follow the Escape video instructions on winterizing with air, I do believe there is an extra step that wasnít on the video, Iíve read where some on here pop off the top of the water pump screen to protect the gasket.
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Old 09-24-2022, 09:55 PM   #45
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Amazon sells the hose and adapters as a kit for $14.


https://www.amazon.com/Tool-Daily-Wi...-3-spons&psc=1
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