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    Posted: 18 Oct 2020 at 7:07pm
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Thanks for your earlier post.  I will follow your advice to get the pod winterized. I think I'll wait to tackle the new bypass valve until spring.  Thanks for your input on Sharkbites and PEX.  I have no experience with either, so I appreciate everyone's personal preferences.  

Good to have options. :)

Thanks for taking the time to respond. I appreciate it.


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Thanks Tars. I pretty much fit the description of the beginner with no specialized tools (although I'm always happy to buy the right tool for the job) working in a tight space.  

Appreciate your input. Thanks for taking the time to give specifics.


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The objection to auto antifreeze for plumbing is that it attracts animals and is toxic and bactericidal. So, don't put it on food surfaces but also don't put it on the ground or in a septic system. So where do you drain it safely?  It also costs more than RV antifreeze so why use it for a purpose for which it isn't intended?

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Originally posted by offgrid

The objection to auto antifreeze for plumbing is that it attracts animals and is toxic and bactericidal. So, don't put it on food surfaces but also don't put it on the ground or in a septic system. So where do you drain it safely?  It also costs more than RV antifreeze so why use it for a purpose for which it isn't intended?



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I'm rethinking postponing the plumbing project till spring.  

If I were to do it now, can I tackle it after the steps of draining the fresh water, hot water and low drains? Good time to work on the new bypass?


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Originally posted by ampete

I'm rethinking postponing the plumbing project till spring.  

If I were to do it now, can I tackle it after the steps of draining the fresh water, hot water and low drains? Good time to work on the new bypass?



Yes, its a good time, either now or in the spring before de-winterizing. Your choice. If you do it now, leave the existing bypass open for the winter so it drains once you have the new one installed. Then close it in the spring for the season. 
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Thanks!  I'll see if I can find the supplies locally to do it today. Otherwise, in the spring...
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I just winterized and had the same problem with the anti-freeze not coming through the lines to the sink and the problem was I forgot to put one of the two sets of low point drain caps on and it all got pumped out and fast, and felt like a fool! I assume the same will happen when another tap is left open. Lucky the stuff is only a couple bucks a gallon at walmart!
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