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Post by Tugg on Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:47 am

Hi I am thinking of  installing the Floe Drain Kit  Can anybody tell me where to access the water Pump on a Cotswold EB Also has anybody used this drain down system
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Post by Cymro on Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:56 am

I've seen the advert, but remain puzzled. Why is it necessary, or even desirable, to spend money on such a kit? Assuming that one drains the water out of the van before frost - using the drain tap(s) and leaving all taps at sinks and showerhead open, and briefly running the pump to expel as much of remaining water as possible - then there should be very little water left in the system - and in the event that such water freezes, there will be room for expansion as the taps are open. No harm should ensue.

Am I overlooking something significant? Doing the above over decades of UK winters has been successful (save once when I forgot to leave open the showerhead).

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Post by Gromit on Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:02 am

Ditto - including the shower head!!  :0_blush:

Just my opinion, but I think this is one of those cases where a spurious anxiety is generated so that an expensive, and quite unnecessary remedy can be sold.
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Post by Askit on Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:20 am

Make that 3 (at least) for the showerhead  Whistle1

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Post by Cymro on Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:24 am

And replacing one showerhead - I'll always remember to leave it open in future - is but a fraction of the cost of a drain-down system.
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Post by Paulmold on Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:36 am

I've also never felt the need for the Flow system.

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Post by boxerman on Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:40 am

Add me to the above list.

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Post by Tugg on Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:51 am

ok thanks for comments
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Post by Mike187 on Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:57 am

Must be a good market for replacement shower heads!
Don't feel so bad now I know I'm in a select club!
Also agree about the need for them, in many years of motorhoming not had a problem (apart from my own making)

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Post by pstallwood on Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:34 am

As well as leaving the taps open I blow back down them with my mouth. Theory is it will remove any remaining water from the tap.

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Post by bikeralw on Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:44 pm

Good one Peter, I tend to struggle trying to get the shower head in my mouth..
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Post by pstallwood on Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:00 pm

You haven't seen the size of my mouth!

Actually I unscrewed the head and just blew down the hose.

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Post by Maasai Warrior on Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:42 pm

bikeralw wrote:Good one Peter, I tend to struggle trying to get the shower head in my mouth..
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Imagine having to go to A&E and trying to explaining that one!  I suppose it is better than it being stuck up your b**! lol4

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