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Old 01-06-2013, 09:32 AM
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RV antifreeze in my ponds?

Does anyone know if RV antifreeze would hurt the pumps in a couple pond.fountains I have? I prefer to keep them running year round, no fish or plants,
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:24 PM
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I would contact one of the pump.manufacturers. My concern would be the effect that the anti-freeze would have on the seals. I do know that it is poisonous to animals. You might want to take that into consideration also. Don't want to start killing the neighborhood birds and pets.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:10 PM
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it would kill anything in it and blind anything that drinks from it
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:16 AM
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RV antifreeze is not poisonous. It is a plumbing antifreeze and I don't see why it wouldn't work just fine...
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:45 AM
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I'm more curious why Xtreem3d would want to do this? For the most part RV anti freeze is not poison, but why dump more unneeded chemicals into the world, aren't there allready MORE then enough?
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:50 AM
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Xtreem3d, how big are these fountains, running water won't freeze as long as there is enough volume. Do birds and other critters visit these fountains? If so you may want to becarefull you don't get accussed of trying to poison wildlife?
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:06 AM
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There are 3 2800 pumps in the fountain. Running water doesn't really freeze but what happens is the 3 fountains are plumbed into 3 basalt stone pillars that are about 40" tall each. The water freezes around the outside of them and they get a build up on one side then tip over from the weight of the ice.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:13 PM
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winterize the fountain in the winter..... or properly support the structure.... or add temporary additional support for the winter months.

If you are bent on not doing the above then you must know their is no such thing as a truly 100% non toxic anti freeze contrary to the above post. their is only a more safer type and oddly enough they are labeled non toxic. Anti freeze with a NFPA CODE rating of no more than 1 should be used.
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