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    Default Washers in cold storage

    When storing washers with mechanical water pumps in an unheated area such as shop or garage, I usually pour a ;ittle windshield washer fluid or even a little anti-freeze in them. Necessary?

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    Necessary?
    For a short time, just a day or two....probably not....any longer and I would do the same as you are doing.
    Gotta also watch the fill valve/fill valve hose as they can freeze and crack.

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    I have also thought about the fill valves and hoses. I try to get as much water as possible out of the hoses. Not much I can do about the fill valves that I know of. Been lucky on that so far. Not sure I have ever had anything to freeze in my shop. I do kind of worry about transporting in open trucks in cold weather also.

    Also concerning the fill hoses, I usually pour a little down the fill hose hoping it gets to the pump.
    Last edited by Boman; 02-11-2016 at 08:31 AM.

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    I do kind of worry about transporting in open trucks in cold weather also.
    So far that is the only thing we have had to worry about also....warmer than normal winter here so far.
    I just blow out the fill valve to help remove any water.

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    That does no damage to the diaphrams?

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    Nope, just blowing our some of the water drops.

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    Just reading this again. I meant drain hoses where I typed fill hoses.

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    Drain pump, drain hose can certainly freeze and split
    The scrap guy dropped off two wahsers on sat for us to check, both where frozen solid and I worry if any damage has been done.

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    I left one out last night. Now I will have to check it again.

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    Neither of mine split...thankfully!

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