Winterization Regulations? - REO Property Preservation Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Winterization Regulations?

Is there a specific procedure as to which type of anti freeze should be used? Is it based on the vendor, state laws, type of investor?
brisbenea is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 125
Thanks: 22
Thanked 61 Times in 38 Posts
The pink RV antifreeze is what is required. I believe it is because it can withstand -25 or -30 degree temps.
ctquietcorner is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 10:58 AM
Senior Member
 
RichR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 232
Thanks: 58
Thanked 125 Times in 63 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by ctquietcorner View Post
The pink RV antifreeze is what is required. I believe it is because it can withstand -25 or -30 degree temps.
Not all RV antifreeze is equal! Some are -30 or more and others not much below 0. Read the label and it will tell you.
RichR is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 11:09 AM
Super Moderator
 
PropPresPro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Big Sky Country
Posts: 1,208
Thanks: 423
Thanked 929 Times in 465 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by RichR View Post
Not all RV antifreeze is equal! Some are -30 or more and others not much below 0. Read the label and it will tell you.
Even at that it doesn't seem to matter.
I have pictures of DOW -50 rated antifreeze frozen solid next to a thermometer that reads -16 (jug is upside down with cap off). Prestone -50 rated froze at that temp too.

Iíve already told you more than I know.
PropPresPro is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to PropPresPro For This Useful Post:
PPPrincessNOT (08-05-2014)
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 02:04 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 136
Thanks: 197
Thanked 95 Times in 57 Posts
RV anti-freeze (Pink) is the required because it is non-toxic (so they say).
Field Audit Services LLC is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 02:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: nowheresville Illinois
Posts: 155
Thanks: 770
Thanked 125 Times in 66 Posts
Since we are in Northern Illinois the RV anti freeze we have here is
supposed to work to -50
it doesn't.
this past winter was brutal.... highs for the day at -56 with the windchill..
I haven't seen an antifreeze yet that doesn't freeze
PPPrincessNOT is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-05-2014, 03:57 PM
Senior Member
 
RichR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 232
Thanks: 58
Thanked 125 Times in 63 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by PropPresPro View Post
Even at that it doesn't seem to matter.
I have pictures of DOW -50 rated antifreeze frozen solid next to a thermometer that reads -16 (jug is upside down with cap off). Prestone -50 rated froze at that temp too.
Those numbers are not freeze points. Most RV antifreeze will start to freeze around +10. The numbers posted on the jug are the burst point or the temperature that it will freeze solid and then start to expand to the point of bursting a pipe.
RichR is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to RichR For This Useful Post:
Coos-NH (08-06-2014)
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the REO Property Preservation Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome