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Running Windshield washer through transfer pump

Sterling

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Just wondering about running a potential flammable fluid through a transfer pump. I have run some through my porty shurflo pump when it sits in the van for a long time with no problems...yet.

My new (used) Prowler is all frozen. I was told to blow it out with compressed air but still froze. Hopefully no problems when it thaws,

I bought a transfer pump to pump either antifreeze or windshield washer fluid through it. It says right on the front of the pump DANGER - DO NOT PUMP FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

Any thoughts?
 

rob allen

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I winterize my Truckmount several times each winter with 2 gallons windshield washer fluid. I basically add it to the fresh water tank and the 5 gallon mix tank. Then I take the solution line with a 2' small cheater hose and let it run into the fresh water tank. This allows the ww fluid to pump and circulate the entire system. Never had a problem. But if the instructions tell you not to then it's at your own risk.
 

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What is flammable in window washing fluid or antifreeze?

I use window washing fluid but it doesn't get as cold down here as I would assume it gets in canada.
 

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I winterize my Truckmount several times each winter with 2 gallons windshield washer fluid. I basically add it to the fresh water tank and the 5 gallon mix tank. Then I take the solution line with a 2' small cheater hose and let it run into the fresh water tank. This allows the ww fluid to pump and circulate the entire system. Never had a problem. But if the instructions tell you not to then it's at your own risk.
To you recapture ww fluid and reuse?