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Old 08-08-2010, 07:29 AM
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Components for winterizing.

What is needed in a residential system in order to ensure proper winterization of a system?

I am getting conflicting information on how to design a system and what needs to be included for proper blowout, types of connections, drain valves.

sorry for the rookie question.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:35 AM
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a boiler drain before the bf.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:41 AM
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like this , only make it prettier , this was a freebie at my shop.
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Old 08-08-2010, 07:57 AM
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Looks like myself and AI inc plumb the same way..

too much sodder is enough sometimes.....

no leaks no problem.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:10 AM
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wiping joints is just way too much effort
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:13 AM
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I wipe. Did that one while I was on crutches. I was moving real slow that yr, cooled down before I got a good wipe.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:36 AM
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I sometimes orient the tee fitting differently, and have the blowout valve pointing downward.
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Old 08-08-2010, 08:54 AM
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It rusts out to easy that way. Ive had plumbers do that to me on jobs that needed a permit. Only lasts 1/2 as long. Not always a bad thing.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:00 AM
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Never an issue with the good ol' Nibco boiler drains. It also allows some extra room to include a gate valve upstream of the tee.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:09 AM
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What is needed in a residential system in order to ensure proper winterization of a system?

I am getting conflicting information on how to design a system and what needs to be included for proper blowout, types of connections, drain valves.

sorry for the rookie question.
I'm in FL What's winterization?
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