Dont be an idiot like me

Temps dropped 30 degrees from Sunday to Monday. Busy with life and work… bought the RV antifreeze put it in the trailer. Never put it though my hoses, pressure washer and 12v soft wash setup.

Temps below freezing all week…

Dont be an idiot like me that is all.

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I used pump saver on my pump every night due to the temperatures but not my hoses… ended getting a good foot of snow the other night. I’m sure everything will be fine but still feel like a bit of an idiot…

Have you tried them out after the freeze?

I’ve let my pumps freeze a few times and they always seem to be fine.

I forgot to winterize one out of the 5 washers
(The one on my truck) and I’ll see this weekend if it’s alright

Ive let my pump freeze. Thawed it out and tested it and all was fine. Of course afterwards I winterized.

I have a wireless thermometer sitting beside my pump. Shes nice and toasty out there.

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I thought about winter prepping my stuff and then I remembered…I’m in FL! :grin:

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Awww, it’s like a baby cam …

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Gonna winterize this weekend.
Using air pump, blankets and remote thermimeters.
But then again, my rig is in my garage

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Why don’t y’all just suck in antifreeze ? It’s like $20 to winterize my whole hot unit from heel to squeal,Including hose. And its reusable…then you never have to monitor anything.

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Because pulling my supply hose off my buffer is a pain. I used a heat gun to get it on. My next build im going to keep this in mind and make a way to do this alot easier.

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I have a job next Thursday so she just hibernating till then i hope business picks back up. Just seen my name in the paper but im sure it wont get me jobs. They only put “wash away” :hushed: oh well at least the kiddos will be happy.

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Bud, I’ve managed to be an idiot in a myriad of original ways. No worries!

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It is …
I’m putting on this today ,on both machines, no more taking feed lines off.

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Put a drain line in it you wonk. I drain my buffer tank and then suck the antifreeze up. I then raise the trailer jack high enough to where any little water that’s left in the buffer runs towards the back so there isn’t any water touching inside of the valve. I blow my hoses out with air since it only takes about 30 seconds. It then takes less than a gallon of rv antifreeze. I don’t always winterize because I usually park in my garage but if it’s going to be sitting for a quite a few days I like having the space for other projects and park it outside. Kind of like right now. We have a few inches of snow and lows in the single digits at night but going be almost 50 next week. I still have a commercial metal building, 2 house washes, and a driveway. I’m calling it quits after those. My transmission went out in my truck anyways so need to start rebuilding it.

Ya i dont have one on my buffer i was alittle overwelmed when i first did my build and i live 45mins -1 hour away from any hardware store so making 3 or 4 trips a day got old.

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That stinks, Sorry Brian

I like that banjo where do you get your banjos from?

Sprayer depot @Grizz. 1".
Also got another 3/8 3 way ball valve with 1/4" hose barb reducers for my 2 different soaps to DS ,To replace the flimsy one’s that I usually buy ,then break in 3 weeks.

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Thanks buddy. I knew it was going out but was hoping to make it to the end of washing season. I pretty much did except for a few jobs. I lost 3rd and 4th which was a weak point in the 4l60e. Master rebuild kit and a few upgrades only cost $320 and it gives me a fun project. At least that’s what I keep telling myself.

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My new build will be even more thought out and ill have double the room. Im liking @racer gas powered roof pump i kind of wish i didn’t spend so much to build my 12volt setup. Im thinking about using the free time i have now to build a remote downstream setup but got to research on it some more. Might try my hand at a homemade proportioner when @UncleRicoRules comes over to hang out. :wink:

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