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Old 03-12-2020, 05:58 AM   #21
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I did not like having to put antifreeze in the system, so when I built my Lil Hauley I positioned the water components for easy draining. I also remove and drain the sink trap. The shower has a bladder trap and doesn't need draining. I blow the lines out thru the city water inlet to finish draining. Only use antifreeze where necessary and don't leave it in your water heater if you don't use it, as it will go rancid.
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No anti-freeze goes in my water heater. Escape has a bypass for the water heater so anti-freeze pumped through the city water inlet doesn't enter the heater. Before winter season, heater anode is removed and heater is drained.
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Old 03-12-2020, 12:10 PM   #23
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No anti-freeze goes in my water heater. Escape has a bypass for the water heater so anti-freeze pumped through the city water inlet doesn't enter the heater. Before winter season, heater anode is removed and heater is drained.
was wondering, is there any harm to putting anti-freeze in the water heater as part of winterizing?
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was wondering, is there any harm to putting anti-freeze in the water heater as part of winterizing?

I don't know about harm, but it's a waste. No point in doing it. You empty the water heater, usually by removing the anode. Once empty any remaining water can freeze without damage because there is tons of room for expansion. And, at the same time as you drain the tank, you inspect the anode to see if it needs replacement.
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