How to Winterize my 2010 Sapphire Scientific 454?

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Oct 18, 2017
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I am in need of instructions on how to winterize this unit. I understand that it involves close to 3 gallons of antifreeze, but I don't have the manual so I am not exactly sure what the process is. Any tips hints on where to find instructions or even direct instructions would be much appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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You can contact the manufacturer for a copy of the manual.

Do you intend to winterize and put into storage for a few months or will you still be using it daily and just need to protect from freezing when not in use?
 
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You can contact the manufacturer for a copy of the manual.

Do you intend to winterize and put into storage for a few months or will you still be using it daily and just need to protect from freezing when not in use?
The plan is for weatherization to sit in storage through the winter season
 

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So first off, you have a little bit of a challenge. The 454 has a pressurised water box. You will need to drain as much of that water as you can. Then you need to add antifreeze to the water box and cycle it through the machine.
Honestly, call Sapphire tech support. They can help you out tremendously. Ask for Scott Harlib
 
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So first off, you have a little bit of a challenge. The 454 has a pressurised water box. You will need to drain as much of that water as you can. Then you need to add antifreeze to the water box and cycle it through the machine.
Honestly, call Sapphire tech support. They can help you out tremendously. Ask for Scott Harlib
He has a fresh water tank. Would he just need to drain all water on tank / water box then pop off hose that comes from fresh water tank that supplies water box and suck up antifreeze and recirculate ? Would be no different than my Titan 575 .
 

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He has a fresh water tank. Would he just need to drain all water on tank / water box then pop off hose that comes from fresh water tank that supplies water box and suck up antifreeze and recirculate ? Would be no different than my Titan 575 .
Draining the water box on a Sapphire pressurized water box is a pain. There is no drain valve and you can't stick a hose in it to suck it out.

We would just use a bleeder hose and run the pump out of water, then pour a couple gallons of antifreeze info the water box and recirculate that.

You could use the demand pump to fill the water box, but you still would have to have it empty of water first
 
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Draining the water box on a Sapphire pressurized water box is a pain. There is no drain valve and you can't stick a hose in it to suck it out.

We would just use a bleeder hose and run the pump out of water, then pour a couple gallons of antifreeze info the water box and recirculate that.

You could use the demand pump to fill the water box, but you still would have to have it empty of water first
Oh thought there would be a drain for waterbox. My Titan’s does have a drain but if the waterbox runs low the pump will shut off. The 454 doesn’t have this safety feature I guess ?
 

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Oh thought there would be a drain for waterbox. My Titan’s does have a drain but if the waterbox runs low the pump will shut off. The 454 doesn’t have this safety feature I guess ?
Nope. HM may be the only one still using pump protection circuits.