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Most Recent Questions
Recent 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?
Recent Question:
Can I use this product to close a hot tub for the winter
Recent Question:
Does this product boil off or does it remain in solution when used as a water based heating system antifreeze?
Recent Question:
Will RV Anti-freeze prevent evaporation from drain traps
Questions with Most Recent Answers
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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?
Question:
Can I use this product to close a hot tub for the winter
Question:
Does this product boil off or does it remain in solution when used as a water based heating system antifreeze?

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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 7 years, 2 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 3 months, 2 weeks 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 3 years, 2 months ago
by
Anonymous
answer 3
Yes - it is toxic - not for drinking. Warnings are on the label.
answered 5 years, 11 months ago
by
MeredithTO
Question

Is this product ok to use on drain pipes in a mobile home

asked 4 years, 11 months 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 4 years, 10 months ago
by
Anonymous
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 3 years, 2 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 3 years, 1 month ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
Question

What is the container size in liters?

asked 3 years, 2 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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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
Question

is it safe for septic systems?

I have a summer cottage that I winterize each fall, including RV antifreeze in the dishwasher and clothes washer, as well as the toilet traps. In the spring this fluid ends up in my septic tank, and I am worried it will harm the "bugs".
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Bobflysfloats
 - Sioux Narrows, ON P0V, Canada
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes, this product is safe for use in plumbing that drains into a septic system.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
by
Recochem Product Expert
Question

Will RV Anti-freeze prevent evaporation from drain traps

I am leaving a cold weather home for 3 months, i am not worried about freezing, but more of evaporation from the drains. Will RV antifreeze help this problem
asked 11 months ago
by
DMac48
 - Saskatoon, SK, Canada
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
Yes this product will help in this regard.
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answered 11 months ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
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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 2 years, 2 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 2 years, 1 month ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
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Actual size of container

The description says one litre, the label says 3.98 litres. Which is it?
asked 3 months ago
by
sylvanus
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
3.78L
answered 3 months ago
by
Recochem Product Expert
Question

Does this product boil off or does it remain in solution when used as a water based heating system antifreeze?

asked 3 months ago
by
Ignatius
 - Mansfield, ON L0N, Canada
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
RV Plumbing antifeeeze is not designed to be a heat transfer fluid.

the proper fluidto use is HTF (Heat Transfer Fluid)

We do not recommend using this fluid Prestone RV Plumbing Antifreeze Fluid in this application.
answered 3 months ago
by
Recochem Product Expert
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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 1 year, 2 months ago
by
redgreen
on Prestone® Plumbing/RV Antifreeze, 3.78 L
1 answer
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answer 1
The MSDS sheet is available on our website at the bottom of the page, under "customer service".
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answered 1 year, 2 months ago
by
CanadianTireTeam
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