Originally Posted by JamieGeek
My rule of thumb for dewinterizing in SE Michigan has been: I wait until we've had at least a weeks worth of overnight lows above freezing and the 10 day forecast does not include any below freezing temps in it.
Which means this weekend and next weekend are out due to the freezing temps forecast for this weekend.
Say it ain't so... they are saying 60 degrees tomorrow... and then freezing over the weekend? I should have stayed in FL longer... lol...
Guess I'll be blowing out the lines before the weekend just to be safe.
With our disappearing act the last two winters (heading south) - I've de-winterized/winterized in route most times... Once far enough south on way down - and before getting too cold on way back... Thought I had escaped doing it this year - but doesn't seem like it now.
I've done both adding antifreeze (two gallons does mine) - and blowing out lines with regulated compressor (still some anti-freeze in the drains - but only takes one gallon instead of two...)
Either way its a 10 minute job in either direction once you've done it a couple of times.
So if you get a nice weekend - don't be afraid to use it - and winterize again if its getting cold...