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Old 12-19-2017, 12:27 AM   #1
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Trying to get Roadtrek 210 winterized. I have antifreeze in freshwater tanks. I have been able to get pink out of cold water side. I have yet to get pink out of hot water side. Is there a valve or lever I need to turn?
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Trying to get Roadtrek 210 winterized. I have antifreeze in freshwater tanks. I have been able to get pink out of cold water side. I have yet to get pink out of hot water side. Is there a valve or lever I need to turn?
I don't know anything about Roadtrek 210s, but I would bet money that you have a water heater with a big tank that you are slowly filling with pink stuff.
Assuming I am correct, you must drain this tank before winterizing. Usually (but not always) there is a set of "bypass" valves that let you avoid filling the empty tank with gallons of antifreeze.

Next year, consider simply blowing out your system with compressed air, rather than putting that stuff into your fresh system. You still need to drain the tank, though.
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Water heater is in bypass. I have taken anode rod out and drained the heater tank. I have taken out anode rod a second time and there was no pink stuff coming out. Now what?
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Water heater is in bypass. I have taken anode rod out and drained the heater tank. I have taken out anode rod a second time and there was no pink stuff coming out. Now what?


I still suspect the bypass. You have proven that you have shut off the flow into the tank. Are you certain that you have also enabled the flow AROUND it?

Some of those bypass systems look like WW1 submarines.
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How do I do what you asked?
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How do I do what you asked?
Well, for starters, can you trace a path from the cold-water-in pipe to the hot-water-out pipe of the heater? There will be at least one valve in that path, and it needs to be OPEN during bypass.

Could you post a picture of your bypass system?
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Looks right.

Running out of ideas.

How are you pumping the pink stuff into the system? Are you using the rig's water pump? Is any air coming out of the hot water faucet?
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Using water pump. Antifreeze is in fresh water tanks. Just checked and could not feel any air.
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I have the 210, but use air on mine. If you have the H/W heater in bypass, you shouldn't get anything from that spigot - it is empty. Ron
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