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A definite winner - this is a two-fer in that you can winterize with it and then drink it in the spring although the award would come with a trophy Ross had you chosen scotchI prefer vodka for antifreeze. I get rid of the water by every means mentioned and then pump 100 proof vodka into the system until it comes out all of the faucets. I too hate the taste of the pink stuff.
Yes, I made it, but it was a "mid-season" quickie and was re-built out of PEX. Copper will tarnish quickly in a bilge and the PEX allows for easy assembly and disassembly etc..did you make it?
Do you put any anti freeze in the water heater?
If you don't, do you blow air in the intake to push the water out or does the drill pump do that for you?
Usually, the pump is low in the hull so water from tanks will flow via gravity. I use a shop vac setup to blow from the faucet end. This way more water is driven to the lowest point. Beforehand, remove the hose from the pump and blow through the pump as well. I also have a water heater bypass and never put antifreeze in it. Be sure to reverse the vac and remove all water from the tanks. Leave valves open. I also leave the hoses off the pump. I use a LOT less antifreeze and the process is quicker. Don't forget the fridge drain and the manual bilge pump.from water tanks to waterpump? I want to try the air method this year but how can you be sure the water is out of these lines? It doesn't seem like you are putting pressure into these lines to empty them out? Is there something I am not understanding? Thanks.
It's not bad. Just unnecessary.I know this is an old thread, but I was curious.....why should I not leave antifreeze in the hot water heater? Is it bad if there is antifreeze in the hot water heater?
I know this is an old thread, but I was curious.....why should I not leave antifreeze in the hot water heater? Is it bad if there is antifreeze in the hot water heater?
The 10 gallon water heater on the Tartan doesn't seem to have a drain tap as on the Seward you show. As mine is installed, there appears to be a bypass installed, with a valve on the input, one on the output, and a hose connecting them together. At the bottom one, there's a petcock pointing down. I opened it, and water drained, but I'm not sure I drained all of it. At the top, opposite where the petcock would be, there's a fitting that looks like a hose barb, and inside, a ball and spring. Could this be a pressure relief?Because the proper protocol for winterizing a hot water heater is to:
A) Drain it
B) By-pass it
There is, and should be, no AF in the water heater...
Why do we do this?
Because it is nearly impossible to properly freeze protect a water heater by pumping AF through it. It would require so much AF, to not get diluted, as to not be cost effective...
Course I get customers who have tried an improper winterizing almost ever spring..
Not bypassed & drained = Cha-Ching $$$$$$: (owner claimed he sucked in 6 gallons)
Here's another water heater that was improperly winterized. This is the actuall pressure vessel... Cha-ching $$$$$