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I just got home to Colorado from a month in sunny Arizona.  I've got EVERYTHING done to put it back in storage where it will be subject to freezing temps.  BUT, I can't get any pink anti-freeze to go into the City Water spigot.  Fresh water inlet, water pump inlet, black tank flush inlet all take the pink but it feels like the City Water may have already frozen as I traveled home.  It's going to drop temps to freezing and below in the next few hours.  

I checked behind the washer/screen.  All clear.  No ice inside the fixture for the inch or so I can check. 

Thot about running a ext cord out there and trying a hair dryer to warm it up?  

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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18 minutes ago, chuckstovall said:

Thot about running a ext cord out there and trying a hair dryer to warm it up?  

That's what I'd try - can't hurt.  You've got the connection, an elbow, and then the check valve which could be frozen; but it's all brass on brass so they should heat up relatively quickly with a hair dryer.

But try Carnivore's suggestion first.  

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5 hours ago, carnivore said:

Try opening the cold water valve on the outside shower while pumping. 

Yes, I think this is the trick.  Even with the water valve open, it seems to take a bit of pressure to pump anti-freeze into the water inlet.

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6 hours ago, carnivore said:

Try opening the cold water valve on the outside shower while pumping. 

does this relive/release some "Back Pressure" and allow for the "Hand Pump" to pull-push the anti-freeze into the lines?

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