Camco Permanent Pump Converter Winterizing Kit- Allows You to Use Boat/RV Water Pump to Fill Pipes With Antifreeze - Lead Free, CSA Low Lead Content Certified (36543)
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- Use the RV water pump to fill the RV pipes with antifreeze
- Comes complete with brass valve, siphon hose, Teflon tape and pump adapters (pump not included)
- Makes winterizing easier
- Permanent, one-time installation
- Compliant with all federal and state level low lead laws. CSA Low Lead Content Certified to NSF/ANSI 372
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|Item Weight||12.0 ounces|
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|Size||Pump Converter Winterizing Kit|
|Warranty Description||1 year against manufacturing defects|
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Winterize your boat or RV easier
Make winterizing easier year after year with Camco’s Pump Converter Winterizing Kit. This kit is a permanent installation that allows you to bypass your fresh water supply line and use your boat or RV’s water pump to fill the fresh water lines with antifreeze. Every piece is made of high quality material built to last a lifetime. The kit includes all parts necessary to bypass the fresh water supply line. Some tools needed for installation.
To begin the process of installing the Pump Converter Kit, disconnect the incoming fresh water suction line from the pump. Attach the 3-way valve to the suction opening on the pump, and use the enclosed female/female adapter if necessary. When tightening, do not grasp the valve handle with a wrench, as damage to the valve’s inner seal may result. Then, connect the water line to the other end of the 3-way valve. Turn handle to “open” position for normal operation and check for leaks.
When you’re ready to winterize your RV or boat’s fresh water system, drain all water from your system, including the holding tank and hot water heater. Follow your manufacturer’s directions for this step. Then, remove the cap from the 3-way valve and attach the clear vinyl hose to the 3-way valve and tighten by hand. Place the other end of the hose into a gallon of Camco’s fresh water system antifreeze. Turn the handle on the valve to the “by-pass” position. You may want to use a Camco Water Heater By-Pass Kit to avoid filling your water heater with antifreeze. Turn on each faucet one at a time and allow pure antifreeze to flow through. Let about one cup flow into the drain to protect traps. Finally, when all the antifreeze is drawn from the bottle, turn off the pump, remove the clear vinyl hose from the valve, replace the cap and turn the handle to “open” position.
- One-time permanent installation
- Durable construction
- All pieces included
- Makes winterizing easier year after year
- Eliminates the need for hand pumps
(1) Brass 3-way valve cap
(1) Flexible 32" clear siphone hose, 1/2" diameter
Teflon tape, 1/2" wide x 40" long
(1) 1/2" x 1/2" female coupling
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Winterize your RV annually with ease. The permanent Camco RV Pump Converter Winterizing Kit can be installed with just an adjustable wrench. Kit includes brass valve, siphon hose, Teflon tape and pump adapters. Patented.
- Brass 3-Way Valve Cap
- Flexible 32" Clear Siphon Hose, 1/2" Diameter
- Teflon Tape measures 1/2" wide x 40" long
- 1/2" x 1/2" Female Coupling
Product detailsStyle:Permanent | Size:Pump Converter Winterizing Kit
Installation Manual [PDF ]
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 7.63 x 2 x 17.19 inches; 12 Ounces
- Item model number : 36543
- Date First Available : February 6, 2007
- Manufacturer : Camco
- ASIN : B0006JJ588
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Why you might ask?
Because if you polyethylene tubing in your rv like me, the fittings you already have restrict water flow. There is a similar change in inside diameter in the fittings that fit in the poly tubing. For example, the 90 degree fittings. So putting this valve in effects nothing.
Even knowing this, I tested the water flow from the fresh water pump with, and without this. There was no change in flow rate, how the pump operates, or if the pump gets hot.
I tested this by putting a 3 gallon bucket in the sink and filling it up continuously with, and without the valve in place.
No change what so ever, and now I can efficiently winterize my camper without filling the large fresh water reservoir up with antifreeze...
Even if it did restrict water flow a little in my case, the only case I could think of were it would matter would not be flushing the toilet, or washing dishes, but maybe taking a shower.
However, as I said, I tested it, and there didn't seem to be a difference either way.
Hope this helps!
Also to be aware of is you need enough clearance to get the valve onto the pump. This can be especially problematic in tight places when you have to use the female to female adapter. As it was on my rig, the Shurflo pump required the adapter and there was simply no room. This isn't the fault of the manufacturer, just something to be aware of.
The redundancy of the valve and the cap seems odd to me. If you've got to take a cap off and put on the hose each season, then why not just take the intake to the pump off and put the clear hose and fitting directly onto the pump?! (This is how I managed to get winterized in a pinch.)
So since my pump intake has a "wing nut" style 90 degree intake fitting, I just ordered another one of those and put a long enough hose on it. The wing nut fittings actually make it easier than dealing with the cap/hose swap and trying to snug those up with a wrench in tight places.
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Camco needs to check their descriptions and dimensions and update. Some pictures show a metal adapter and some show plastic so maybe their descriptors are for the other pictured items but definitely not for the set I received.
Lastly, the supplied hose for drawing up antifreeze is very short. Had to tip the bottle to get it to reach, which was messy. Ended up making my own.
So, a good idea, but be prepared to modify it. In the end, all I used was the valve.