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Old 11-19-2008, 03:21 PM   #15
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:30 PM   #16
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Raya, I am getting a Trill 13 also. A new one from the U.S. How old is yours and where are you in the Mid Atlantic? I am originally from N.J. now living in Ohio. Thanks for the info....Lloyd I'm set now with this issue.
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Mine is a 1976 - I'm in the Richmond, VA, area.

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Old 11-19-2008, 08:08 PM   #17
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What I do on my boat ( no trailer yet ) is to unhook the line from the tank at the pump then make up a hose bare on one end and a connector that fits the pump on the other end. Then depending on the pump I either prime the hose or just put it in the bottle of RV antifreeze and turn on the pump.

Then all you have to flush out in the spring is the lines.

Also be sure and bypass the hot water tank if you have one.

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PS Almost forgot I also blow out the lines first. ( Take's less antifreeze )



I guess I do a combination of the above. I blow the lines out as well as I can and then put about a gallon in the fresh water tank. Turn the pump on and flush until pink comes out. I then blow the lines out again and catch the pink stuff in a small bucket. I recover most of it til next year and the lines are not sitting with pink stuff. Oh then I drain the fresh water tank into the bucket too. End up not using much at all.
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That sounds about like what we do, Bill. i.e. blow things out, but then run anti-freeze (or Vodka) through so that if there are any low spots or any areas of trapped water, they aren't going to freeze. Air of course doesn't freeze (well, unless you're in northern Minnesota There we used to use -100 anti-freeze! (the typical "pink stuff" is -50).
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You'd likely be OK with the pink stuf in MN, because the temps have to go below -50F and stay there for a while to freeze something rated for -50F, presuming the egg isn't exposed to winds (which will hasten the heat transfer away from it).
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You'd likely be OK with the pink stuf in MN, because the temps have to go below -50F and stay there for a while to freeze something rated for -50F, presuming the egg isn't exposed to winds (which will hasten the heat transfer away from it).
Sorry, I might not have been clear in my post. We used to use -100 on boats, and at that it was only in the engine itself (cooling system). Our reasoning was that if there was any water trapped for some reason it might dilute the anti-freeze, thereby making it less potent. It's one thing to replace a frozen water hose, but quite another to buy a new Yanmar diesel! We did use -50 on the non-engine systems.
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Be aware that -50 RV antifreeze means BURST protects to - 50
I was reading that off of the bottle as I typed.
It is rated different that car antifreeze.

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You'd likely be OK with the pink stuf in MN, because the temps have to go below -50F and stay there for a while to freeze something rated for -50F, presuming the egg isn't exposed to winds (which will hasten the heat transfer away from it).
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