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Drain Down

Post by p sands » 2 years ago

How do you drain down ur van to keep cost down is it easy to do ??

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Post by Koala Services » 2 years ago

Have a look at this thread for more info on draining down.

http://www.havenownersforum.co.uk/viewt ... 31&t=18213

It all depends on what caravan you have as to how difficult the job can become.
The aim of draining down is to evacuate as much water from the pipes and appliances as possible.

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Post by p sands » 2 years ago

Willerby salsa eco I have seen kits you can buy on ebay etc dont know whether there any good or not Has any owners bought any of these kits

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Post by Koala Services » 2 years ago

I'm assuming you mean these kits.
http://www.keepfloeing.com/

First time I've looked at these, work the same way as using a compressor really. Quite an informative video on there.
I'm assuming you haven't had CH fitted in the Salsa?
In your case it's just a matter of evacuating the water from the hot and cold pipes, particularly the heat exchange in the water boiler
The only issue I can anticipate with those kits is if your outside tap is of the non return valve type, which is most outside taps these days.
The air won't be able to pass the non return valve if you try attaching it the way it is shown in the video. When I drain down I fit the compressed air to the water incoming pipe and blast through from there.
Oh, and don't forget to add some Propylene Glycol Antifreeze to the toilet pans and sink/shower traps!
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Post by TforTerry » 2 years ago

I have 2 Salsa Eco's and have done my own drain downs (not got central heating) without a problem, without a kit. For 4 years
Just make sure all pipe work under van is running downhill (use wire ties to lift any sagging pipes.
Take out all drain plugs then open taps and turn on shower. Never had a problem, even when my outside thermostats has registered -11

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