Mainiac Posted October 20, 2017 Share Posted October 20, 2017 Weatherization update: we raised the front of the unit and drained the fresh water tank. As we have the outlet on the bottom there was a little water left in the tank. The tank drain was closed and the trailer leveled. We turn the valves and pumped a little antifreeze into the tank. As it was going in we did notice the filter catch bowl did turn pink. As we, like many, do not like the taste or smell of the antifreeze, we raised the front of the unit, put the bottle under the drain and opened it. We captured the AF instead of letting it onto the ground. We also removed most of it from the tank. What was left in there should protect the tank. When the tank was drained the valve was closed. What little was left will be easy to flush in the Spring. We plan on sanitizing the tanks then too, which will remove any lingering smell or taste. An aside, before putting the Teflon tape on the anode, and putting it back into the water heater, we felt inside the bottom of the tank. It felt gritty. We will make a wand over the winter and really flush it out. I was surprised how much residue gathered in only one season. And we had a filter on the intake most of the time. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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