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Old 11-11-2018, 11:40 AM   #1
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Winterizing for the first time

Well, I am about to winterize the Sunny for the first time. Let's just hope I do a better job than the previous owner.
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Good luck, we did ours yesterday.
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Yep mines done been below freezing for all most a month on and off. I'm a pressure guy very little antifreeze. Snow this week and 15 over night Thursday.
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Yeh, we had 20 degrees the last 2 nights and supposed to get down to 16F this week. Way too cold this early.

Good luck with the winterzing. You know where to ask if you need help.

Let us know how it goes.

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Old 11-11-2018, 10:14 PM   #5
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Yeah, I can't believe it's cold this early. I was not (am not) ready.

I am going off the winterization guide in the files section. Installed the pump winterizing kit today. This time around I think I am going to go with the wet method. I have a blow out adapter but somehow misplaced it. Hopefully, I am on the right track. The guide is pretty thorough.


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I use a combination method. Blow out with air pressure, bypass the water heater, then pump antifreeze through using the factory installed winterizing kit. By getting the water out first, it really cuts down on the amount of antifreeze used. I can get my 28 footer done with one gallon and have a little left over.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:27 AM   #7
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I use a combination method. Blow out with air pressure, bypass the water heater, then pump antifreeze through using the factory installed winterizing kit. By getting the water out first, it really cuts down on the amount of antifreeze used. I can get my 28 footer done with one gallon and have a little left over.
I am so paranoid that I will screw something up blowing out the lines. I need to find the adapter or get another one. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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I used wet method dumping the antifreeze into the water tank and pumping through every line..I so opened the over pressure petcock on the water heater and will be going back out to drain the water tank and heater tank shortly to be certain since we froze and broke the heater tank last winter... aluminum tank and I have certified Aluminum welders available...what could have been a very expensive repair was minimal.IMG_20180709_210705.jpgIMG_20180710_102628.jpg
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I am so paranoid that I will screw something up blowing out the lines. I need to find the adapter or get another one. Keeping my fingers crossed.
Just remember, set the regulator on the compressor to no more than 40-50 psi. You need volume, not pressure to move the water out.
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I used wet method dumping the antifreeze into the water tank and pumping through every line..I so opened the over pressure petcock on the water heater and will be going back out to drain the water tank and heater tank shortly to be certain since we froze and broke the heater tank last winter... aluminum tank and I have certified Aluminum welders available...what could have been a very expensive repair was minimal.Attachment 5807Attachment 5808
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I see in your pics you have a a bypass kit on your water heater, did you install that after your break or did it leak?? I was just wondering since that is a big crack!!
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That one was there and I just didn't know the previous owner had left water in the tank...
I replaced the plastic version as it was leaking after the freeze up.
Used PEX clamps etc to replumb the whole shooting match...IMG_20180723_164406.jpg
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That one was there and I just didn't know the previous owner had left water in the tank...
I replaced the plastic version as it was leaking after the freeze up.
Used PEX clamps etc to replumb the whole shooting match...Attachment 5809
The later factory installed bypasses used a check valve at hot outlet with a two way valve at the inlet. The check valves have been known to hang up and let water in through the outlet. Never had the issue, but that is how my bypass is plumbed.
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The later factory installed bypasses used a check valve at hot outlet with a two way valve at the inlet. The check valves have been known to hang up and let water in through the outlet. Never had the issue, but that is how my bypass is plumbed.
Mine is failing/weak, but not something I plan to deal with given the location.
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I am so paranoid that I will screw something up blowing out the lines. I need to find the adapter or get another one. Keeping my fingers crossed.


You donít HAVE to blow out the lines. I donít. As long as the water coming out of each outlet is pink youíll be fine. I just did mine with about 2 gallons of anti- freeze.
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