blowing out pipes for winter


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Old 10-18-05, 07:45 AM
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blowing out pipes for winter

do you know how to blow out pipes for the winter and what equipment i need. thanks...
 
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Old 10-18-05, 07:01 PM
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I always used an air compressor. Start at the farthest water line from where you are draining and open the closet one. While the air is blowing, go to each fixture inbetwween and open and close the faucet a couple times. Then move on until all lines have been blown out. The problem comes when one or more of the lines has a trap where it had to go up and then back down again. I blew RV antifreeze through all my lines and used it in the toilets also. Good luck.
 
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Old 10-19-05, 05:46 AM
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thanks dragon. what psi do i use

when i am blowing it out?
 
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Old 10-19-05, 06:13 AM
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I used about 100 pounds. You will want to "tent" over the faucet(s) with plastic as the water really flys.
 
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Old 10-24-05, 08:51 AM
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Why would you blowout pipes in winter? Does everybody has to do it?
 
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Old 10-24-05, 10:12 AM
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You would blow out your pipes in unused vacation homes, cabins, empty house. Anywhere that the water pipes may freeze in the winter that are in an unconditioned place. If the pipes are neccesary then the need to be insulated and possibly heat taped.
 
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Old 10-24-05, 12:20 PM
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Thank you for the info.
 
 

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