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Old 05-25-2018, 12:18 AM   #1
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Winterization / Dewinterization

I tackled doing the winterization myself this last Winter and I used air (setting at 15psi) to blow water out of all the lines and drained the water tank. I didn't mess with the cross over valve and left them the way they were set for normal use. I dewinterized, putting back in the drain plug on hot water tank, closed fresh water drain and connected water line. I am only getting water out from the toilet, the water filter by the kitchen sink and the outside shower. Bathroom water faucet, shower and kitchen faucet doesn't work. When I turned the water on it sounds like it adds water pressure and stops. Kinda like turning your garden hose on with the sprinkler shut off. Should I take air to it again and see if that works?
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Old 05-25-2018, 01:46 PM   #2
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This may not be your problem, but you may want to check the aerator screens (unscrew from faucet end). My kitchen sink faucet would not flow water upon dewinterizing, and I found debris in aerator keeping it from flowing. Also check the in-line water filter at your water pump. BTW: I suggest you kick up the air pressure to ~30 PSI (or use your water pressure regulator connected in-line of the air hose) as 15 PSI seems pretty anemic for this task.

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Old 05-26-2018, 04:52 AM   #3
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This may not be your problem, but you may want to check the aerator screens (unscrew from faucet end). My kitchen sink faucet would not flow water upon dewinterizing, and I found debris in aerator keeping it from flowing. Also check the in-line water filter at your water pump. BTW: I suggest you kick up the air pressure to ~30 PSI (or use your water pressure regulator connected in-line of the air hose) as 15 PSI seems pretty anemic for this task.

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Thanks Joe, I just took the aerator off the kitchen faucet and it flowed perfectly. Who have thought! Thanks again!
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:45 AM   #4
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Glad it was something simple!
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:00 PM   #5
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Had the same problem with The Bettye. Cleaned out the aerator on all faucets, and voila'. Of course, then I had to replace the water pump, but that was a separate issue. Good Luck.
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Old 05-26-2018, 02:37 PM   #6
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I'm not sure where all the crap (crystalline) came from as I always use a house filter for filling the fresh water tank as well as when hooked up to city water. I suspect previous use of RV antifreeze may have had something to do with it.
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