Clear tube on water pump

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  1. JMSubRN

    JMSubRN New Member

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    I was unsure whether to post this here or in the mystery parts section. But here goes.
    There is this clear tube coming off of the top of my water pump. The other end is open. What is this? Will water come out and leak into the floor?
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  2. HLFAHEMI

    HLFAHEMI New Member

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    That my friend is a tube for running plumbing antifreeze through your water system when you put the trailer away in the fall.
    As long as the valve the tube comes out of is turned in the direction you have it in now no water should come out of it.


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  3. E3 Junkie

    E3 Junkie Greetings from Granada Hills, CA.

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    I have no idea.
     
  4. tcanthonyii

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    Yup I'm thinking antifreeze.


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    Antifreeze tubing.
     
  6. JMSubRN

    JMSubRN New Member

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    Thank you, friends!
     
  7. Customer

    Customer Well-Known Member

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    Like said, winterizing suction tube.

    If the valve is closed everything will work fine. If the valve is open it will suck air or any liquid you stick the hose into.
     
  8. sleach

    sleach A short run will get you within walking distance.

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    Amen brothers and sisters, it is most surely an antifreeze suction tube.

    JMSubRN, you are fortunate to have this permanently installed tube and associated valving. When we got our Arrowhead it came with hardware to allow disconnecting the tank-to-pump line and substitute an antifreeze line. A nuisance task, with spilled water every time. Switched to a permanent line after the second winterizing section.

    Be sure to read and heed the winterizing section in your owners manaul, and check out the winyterizing tips on this site. You'll be glad you did.
     
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    Yep, I installed something like that last year for winterization. Works great.
     

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