Extended travel - Do I stuff the sink trap ?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by chefwong, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. chefwong

    chefwong Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    District of Columbia
    I'll be going away for 3-4 months. Northeast winters dropping below freezing mark. Dunnon how *cold* the house gets unheated.

    But water does evaporate...what is more recommended. Do I just drain the sink traps and stuff a rag down each one ? Or will antifreeze do the trick ?
  2. Cass

    Cass Plumber

    Nov 12, 2005
    You need to replace the water in All the traps, toilet included, with RV Antifreeze not auto. Remove all water from the toilet tanks and drain the water heater. You also need to blow out the water lines. I do it back to the meter pit.
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