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02-17-2016 08:26 PM
IPS
Rolair


http://www.rolair.net/air-compressor...K28.html#specs

Welcome to the family Mr.Rolair. I have decide on this beast for many reasons.
1. American made 2. Running air tools 3. price/Cfm/weight 4. its cool
02-15-2016 10:12 AM
mtmtnman
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Originally Posted by bigdaddy View Post
If you are not blowing from the meter, how are you getting all of the water out?
All of you guys saying you are blowing from washer, spigot, water heater, etc...
The ONLY way to get ALL of the water out is to disconnect the meter and blow from there.
Like i said, Have not had a failure in 8 years. I end up with most of the ones i do as REO's so i see them through the whole process. Many are also wells. Very few check valves so you can actually blow back to the stop and waste at the curb. Sometimes their is 20-30' of pipe in the crawlspace BEFORE the water meter. As far as WM's go, Most cities here say don't touch. Occasionally i find one frozen. They come out and replace.
02-14-2016 11:58 PM
madxtreme01 I am very content with the compressor that I've been using, if all valve are closed in the house, connecting to the outside spigot empties the water heater in under 10 min, then the rest is just taking as much water out of the lines as possible. I believe that there is no possible way to get all of the water out, you really just need to get enough water out that if the remainder freezes it can't expand enough to do any damage. I mean if anyone really gave a crap about these houses, they would be calling in a plumber to do the job the correct way, the way they were trained and would charge probably $400 for the same service these nationals are trying to push on us for $100 if we are lucky. So do the best job you can, and if there are no breaks in the lines, then you are golden. I have yet to have caused any damage that has been brought to my attention, and I've been doing it the same way for 6 years.
02-14-2016 06:46 PM
Ohnojim
Oh no, I disconect the meter after the presure test

and allow the compressor to run while I'm discontenting the meter and plugging the line, or just left the air in the water heater run out that end, depending. Additionally, if you have a main before the meter saddle with a bleeder, it is best to open that first. The water companies down your way don't generally allow a stop before the meter, to prevent theft and bypass pipes from being installed, but up here they don't care that much.
02-14-2016 06:34 PM
bigdaddy
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Originally Posted by Ohnojim View Post
in from the meter end our out of the meter end to get the water out. That is like saying you can only blow the water out of the shower head by blowing air into the slower head.

The main reason for using the washer hook up is because you have access to both hot and cold at the same place, a lot of water heaters only have one valve on the cold side. If this is the case, the water heater will still pressurize from the hot side if that valve is closed and you won't have to make special trip to open the valve.
Sorry for the confusion. I should have clarified.
My comment was directed to the "Experts" on here who claim to blow from the washer and NOT disconnect the water meter because ONLY the water company can disconnect it. Therefore they are NOT getting 100% of the water out of the system no matter what they claim. Around here there is a seal on the street side only, we disconnect from the house side and connect the line and blow from there. I understand that in some states it may be illegal to touch the meter at all, in that case there is no possible way to do a correct winterization so you shouldn't be doing them if you can't do them right!
02-14-2016 06:15 PM
AceVentura
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Originally Posted by Ohnojim View Post
in from the meter end our out of the meter end to get the water out. That is like saying you can only blow the water out of the shower head by blowing air into the slower head.
Ha!

I have actually seen that on a website, its a fn joke... THe same folks whom I am pretty sure helped start the retaliation against me...

For a good laugh: look at the pictures on this website...

http://www.pinceproperty.com/#!winterize/c1jdn
02-14-2016 06:07 PM
Ohnojim
It doesn't matter if you blow air

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Originally Posted by bigdaddy View Post
If you are not blowing from the meter, how are you getting all of the water out?
All of you guys saying you are blowing from washer, spigot, water heater, etc...
The ONLY way to get ALL of the water out is to disconnect the meter and blow from there.
in from the meter end our out of the meter end to get the water out. That is like saying you can only blow the water out of the shower head by blowing air into the slower head.

The main reason for using the washer hook up is because you have access to both hot and cold at the same place, a lot of water heaters only have one valve on the cold side. If this is the case, the water heater will still pressurize from the hot side if that valve is closed and you won't have to make special trip to open the valve.
02-14-2016 05:10 PM
AceVentura
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Originally Posted by bigdaddy View Post
If you are not blowing from the meter, how are you getting all of the water out?
All of you guys saying you are blowing from washer, spigot, water heater, etc...
The ONLY way to get ALL of the water out is to disconnect the meter and blow from there.
What I always do is just run the hot and cold lines separately.

Usually a good idea to run around the house twice because there is usually a build up of residual water that collects.

It really wouldn't be any different unless the hot or cold side did not open when you are adding pressure, same break point for the hot cold separation.

The exterior hose hookups with antisiphon just don't let the air pressure through.
02-14-2016 04:49 PM
bigdaddy
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Originally Posted by mtmtnman View Post
12 CFM gas compressor and i can have a wint done in a half hour tops if everything is intact. I hook to the washer box and blow both sides at the same time. Have not had a failed one since i started this in 2008.......
If you are not blowing from the meter, how are you getting all of the water out?
All of you guys saying you are blowing from washer, spigot, water heater, etc...
The ONLY way to get ALL of the water out is to disconnect the meter and blow from there.
02-14-2016 03:46 PM
Ohnojim
I don't know about damaging them

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Originally Posted by safeguard dropout View Post
So, if Mr Maidextreme is blowing lines from the outside spigot and it has an anti siphon device, then any air enough to blow the lines has also blown up and damaged the anti siphon valve with air pressure, correct?

Did some checking, yes they are required here. My house was built in 2005 and does not have them.....Mmmm.
but you can't get air through them, if they are working properly.
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