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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
can this product be used to un freeze sewer pipe
Recent Question:
should I use antifreeze for plastic pipes or plastic and metal pipes to winterized my cottage?
Recent Question:
Is this product Ethanol based or Propylene Glycol based?
Recent Question:
ve some rv antifreeze left over put it in freezer to test it got thick is this normal
Recent Question:
is it recomended for metal pipes
Questions with Most Recent Answers
Question:
can this product be used to un freeze sewer pipe
Question:
should I use antifreeze for plastic pipes or plastic and metal pipes to winterized my cottage?
Question:
Is this product Ethanol based or Propylene Glycol based?
Question:
ve some rv antifreeze left over put it in freezer to test it got thick is this normal

Customer Questions & Answers for
Prestone Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L

Plumbing/RV Antifreeze is for all piping systems: metal and plastic pipesBurst protection to -50°CNon-toxic and non-flammableContains no salt and includes conditioner and corrosion inhibitors 3.78 L bottle
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Questions & Answers for Prestone Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L

Question

Toxic?

Is this antifreeze non-toxic (drinking water safe)?
asked 8 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Prince George
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
3 answers
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answer 1
Propylene Glycol is the main ingredient in RV antifreeze. It's a food preservative and is used in food flavoring for sweets as candy and icing. It is also used in hospitals in air filtration as it attracts moisture and disinfects by drying things out.

I would not suggest taking a big drink of it straight. Overall there is no need to worry about a little bit in your system as it is pretty safe stuff overall.

Another option is finding Propylene Glycol UPS food grade in/ at a drugstore or feed store and mix 60/40 Propylene Glycol/ water for piece of mind.
Best Answer
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
by
Shades74
answer 2
Initial answer that the produst is toxic is correct - however I do not think that the question asked if it is safe to drink! If the question is if the product is safe to use in pipes that carry drinking water the answer is - Yes. The pipes need to be flushed with clean water before reuse. Any very small residual amounts of antifreeze are not harmful
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 3
Yes - it is toxic - not for drinking. Warnings are on the label.
answered 7 years, 1 month ago
by
MeredithTO
Question

MSDS Information

The Recochem web site does not list an MSDS sheet for this product, and I could not find one by doing an internet search. Can CTC provide one?
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
by
redgreen
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
2 answers
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answer 1
The previous answer is no longer valid, but Recochem does have a MSDS sheet for it now. Here is a link: https://web.chempliance.com/MSDS/OpenDoc.ashx?DocID=26477
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
by
redgreen
 - St. Thomas, ON, Canada
answer 2
The MSDS sheet is available on our website at the bottom of the page, under "customer service".
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answered 2 years, 3 months ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
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Question

My small camper was winterized with RV antifreeze last fall but not used at all this past camping season. Should I add RV antifreeze again this fall?

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
 - Toronto, ON, Canada
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
2 answers
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answer 1
As long as you top up the toilet and drain plugs to avoid any tanks smells from coming back in as well as keeping rubber gaskets wet.
answered 9 months ago
by
Septilesian
answer 2
We recommend you winterize each year despite usage.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Recochem Product Expert
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Is this product Ethanol based or Propylene Glycol based?

asked 4 months, 1 week ago
by
Magicman111
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
2 answers
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answer 1
According to their MSDS sheet, it is 30 to 40 percent propylene glycol, with a small amount of potassium phosphate added.
Best Answer
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
by
redgreen
 - St. Thomas, ON, Canada
answer 2
Propylene Glycol
answered 4 months, 1 week ago
by
Recochem Product Expert
Question

What is the container size in liters?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
by
Anonymous
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
This is a 4L container.
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Expert Answer
answered 4 years, 4 months ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
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Is this product ok to use on drain pipes in a mobile home

asked 6 years, 1 month ago
by
newf27
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, it is good for use in a mobile home and in specified marine applications.
answered 6 years ago
by
Anonymous
Question

If you cannot dilute RV antifreeze and you must clear out all of the water from a system, what is the point of using the antifreeze?

Re: RV Plumbing antifreeze. It must be that some bit of dilution is permissible or the only reason to use the antifreeze would be to keep the system from drying out.
 
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asked 3 years, 3 months ago
by
Timmmmmm
 - Ancaster, Hamilton, ON, Canada
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
If you dilute plumbing antifreeze too much with water it will freeze and break the water pipes. For example, if you pour one bottle of RV into a pool the plumbing antifreeze will not keep the pool from freezing as there is too much water. You never know how much water is in the system that is why the instructions state to drain the system first before using the product. There will always be some water left in the system, so the remaining water will mix with the product and prevent it from expanding when it freezes. If it doesn’t expand then the pipes will be protected.
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
Question

Is it okay to dilute this product 50-50. Half water, half antifreeze. I don't need -50 C protection in my area.

asked 4 years, 3 months ago
by
butchart
 - nanaimo bc
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
This product should not be diluted. Any water remaining in the lines and drains will cause the product to expand and damage water lines.
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Expert Answer
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
Question

Actual size of container

The description says one litre, the label says 3.98 litres. Which is it?
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
sylvanus
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
3.78L
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Recochem Product Expert
Question

Can I use this product to close a hot tub for the winter

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Pzonda
 - Clarington, ON L0B, Canada
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes it can be used. Please follow directions carefully.

Always follow tub manufacturers directions for winterization first and foremost. We always recommend you consult your owners manual first before beginning any maintainance.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
by
Recochem Product Expert
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