Started by gdgrimm, December 08, 2015, 11:29:58 AM
Quote from: Mitch on December 15, 2015, 08:38:27 PMI skipped through the video you posted and it looks pretty thorough. I have a 13QBB and do pretty much the same thing. As Paul said, the small amount of water in the tanks is not really anything to worry about just drain them all as well as you can. As for the lines and the pipes, once I've drained everything, making sure to open the low point drains and drain the outside shower, I close all the valves back up again. Then, at the water pump, I unscrew the fitting that comes from the fresh water tank and attach my hose that goes to the anti-freeze jug. Turn on the pump and fill the system up with anti-freeze. When the pump turns off (after about 1 gallon of anti-freeze) I go to both sink valves and individually open each up until I see anti-freeze come out. I flush the toilet until I see anti-freeze and I run the shower. I then go outside and run the outside shower and finally open the low point drains briefly. At this point I've seen anti-freeze at each water point so I know I have protected all my pipes and valves. I dump a bit in each trap (sink and shower) and I'm done. It sounds like a lot of anti freeze but it's actually less than 2 gallons total. I do not put anti-freeze in my fresh water tank and the only bit that gets in the grey and black is from the process, I don't add any. The water heater is in bypass so no anti-freeze gets in there either. Hope that's helpful.Mitch
Quote from: gdgrimm on December 23, 2015, 09:29:49 AMOne other thing I saw in a different video than the one I posted had to do with the shore water connection point. At the very end, after making sure that the water system is depressurized, it suggested pulling the screen from the shore water connection point, and pressing in on the check valve until no more water comes out. That drained a little water as well.