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    Posted: 08 Nov 2019 at 1:37pm
I switched the water pump to pull from the jug of antifreeze into the lines . Is it normal for the pump to stop? Does that mean the lines are full of antifreeze? There was still about half a gallon left in my second jug when it stopped?
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do you have your sink and bathroom valves open while pump is on? 
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If nothing is open or on, the pump when it reaches pressure will turn off automatically whether there is water or antifreeze in the lines.
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Originally posted by Jarhead

I switched the water pump to pull from the jug of antifreeze into the lines . Is it normal for the pump to stop? Does that mean the lines are full of antifreeze? There was still about half a gallon left in my second jug when it stopped?

Kinda curious how you changed the valves, if you're halfway into the second jug.. I was very quick on the trigger this time and filled all my lines with 1 gallon... 

My first thought is you didn't shut off the hot water tank value and took that much to fill it before pressure built up. 


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If he had the WH valves open it would have taken more than two jugs to fill.
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Originally posted by mcarter

If he had the WH valves open it would have taken more than two jugs to fill.

 
If empty... Thus the question.. Shall we wait to hear from the OP?


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Why even bother using RV antifreeze unless you live in the frozen north country, except in the traps and a little in the toilet, and just use compressed air. I know its just to easy! Tongue
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Originally posted by DavMar

Why even bother using RV antifreeze unless you live in the frozen north country, except in the traps and a little in the toilet, and just use compressed air. I know its just to easy! Tongue

I used to do that in my other trailers over the years. I found it to be a PITA compared to using anti-freeze. I can do the anti-freeze now with just a gallon and in less than a half hour (setup & clean-up). 

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Yep, Anitfreeze is super easy and takes little to no time.... and it adds a layer of insurance...
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I had the outside shower open so it used up extra antifreeze. Pain in the ass, Next time I’m just using air.
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