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Old 11-12-2010, 10:06 PM   #1
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Two embarassing things to share with you in hopes that it will save someone else the same embarassing fate. It takes a real man to admit to certain mistakes, like these.

Last week I decided it was time to winterize the TT. So, I gather the tools, get out the manual and attentively read the instructions. I then get the few gallons of pink RV antifreeze from the garage.

I hooked up the hose from the pump and started diligently pumping the pink fluid into the water system. In opening the kitchen faucet to flush the water out and the antifreeze in I noticed that the discharge was terribly foamy. Jan says "that doesn't look right." She was correct. I stopped the process and checked things out.

Turns out, that the soap for my power washer is in an identical jug and is the identical color as the RV antifreeze. After hours of flushing the entire system with water (I reattached the water hose for this) I now have the system correctly winterized with the correct fluid. That is embarassing issue number 1.

#2 occurred last summer. It is important to note that Joy dishwashing liquid is the same yellowish color as many cooking vegetable oils. Don't keep them both in the same cabinet. Soapy eggs and hash browns taste like crap.
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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Paul, don't beat yourself up to bad. It happens.... Live, learn, become better from your mistakes and move on.

Odds are good next spring when you chlorine shock the system it will take out any traces left of the soap if they are left in there.

Thanks for sharing as it can happen...

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OOO...OOO... I have a good one! I was on a canoe camping trip and waiting for breakfast one cold autumn morning. I had made the coffee and my buddy was fixin' the scrambled eggs. He had transported the eggs already scrambled in a nalgene food bottle. Skillet on the fire, he stirred and stirred yet the eggs weren't setting up.
Lesson learned: Don't put the scrambled eggs and the orange juice in similar containers.
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Paul,

Your story made me shiver. I can see how that could easily happen. What
a mess.

The good news is, no permanent damage. A year from now, it won't matter.
Thanks for sharing.

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Well, look at this way. At least you'll have clean plumbing when you chlorinate the system.

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