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Old 09-21-2017, 06:32 PM   #161
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There shouldn't be any water condensed in the compressor tank, if the owner has read the manual. Which is the problem with a compressor. It has it's own maintenance regimen.
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Old 10-16-2017, 08:45 PM   #162
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A newbie hereíve to winterization. Did the winterizing t valve technique & worked out well. Was surprised that anode had so much deterioration since new in February. Think Iíve got this covered! Had to buy 1 1/16 inch whatever as well as extender. Glad to find someone in homedepot to help. Thanks to all who contributed to how to winterize. U guys rock!
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:10 PM   #163
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Sorry if this is a repeat question, but..

Is using 2017 water pump sufficient to replace the process of "blowing out with air compressor" ?
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:12 PM   #164
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Sorry if this is a repeat question, but..

Is using 2017 water pump sufficient to replace the process of "blowing out with air compressor" ?
No, unless you are referring to the "E-Z-winterizing" which uses your pump?
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:17 PM   #165
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No, unless you are referring to the "E-Z-winterizing" which uses your pump?
is there a thread for "E-Z-winterizing" ? or are you kidding?
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:23 PM   #166
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is there a thread for "E-Z-winterizing" ? or are you kidding?
It is an option you may have gotten on your new Escape, if not then you will have to do the air compressor or manual pump method to winterize.
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:33 PM   #167
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No, unless you are referring to the "E-Z-winterizing" which uses your pump?
Or if you do not have the optional EZ, then you can add enough antifreeze into the freshwater tank - so there is enough for the pump to push it through all your lines. It just takes quite a bit more antifreeze that way and some folks are pretty paranoid about antifreeze in the fresh water tank.

Also, there is the hand pump method that is mentioned earlier in this thread. Several methods all can produce the necessary outcome which is getting all the water out of the system,
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:42 PM   #168
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Thanks guys. I was just wondering if the water pump also pumped the water from the city water lines and may be powerful enough to replace the air compressor
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Old 10-22-2017, 01:29 PM   #169
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LJY, the city water line is just a short pipe between the outside hookup and then joins in downstream of the water pump. I believe that pushing in on the little check valve just inside the city water connection (you have to remove the washer/screen to see it) allows the water to drain out of that tube.

As far as replacing the compressor - the built in water pump can only pump liquids so it is not actually a replacement for the air compressor. The air compressor forces air under pressure to push out the water, the water pump pushes antifreeze thru the lines to push out the water. Make sense?
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