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Old 12-05-2016
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Mornin all.
Is the 50/50 Antifreeze mix in the Aqua Hot standard automotive coolant or something special?? If special where can I locate it.
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Hi James, this thread might help, especially #11 http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ad.php?t=11548
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Good info thks.
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The red liquid in the photo is a polypropylene glycol solution. This boiler solution is non-toxic and hard to get your hands on. I don't know the cost because I've never used it. The green solution discussed is ethylene glycol. Ethylene glycol is common antifreeze. The problem with ethylene glycol or common antifreeze is that it is toxic. The use and recommendation of using polypropylene glycol is likely a recommendation of the legal department of AquaHot. If a hole in the copper tubing within the Aquahot should develop and you lose water pressure the antifreeze solution within the Aquahot could enter the pure water system and you could drink some amount of the antifreeze before you spit it across the room. You decide what solution to use. I use the green ethylene glycol solution.

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Eric,

I may be wrong, but I understood the potable water was in a coil around the outside of the A-H tank, so contamination would be next to impossible. I think the coil inside the tank is for the engine heating.

I use the same coolant in my engine, genset, and A-H so as not to have so many jugs on the bus.

Correct me if I am wrong.
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The red liquid in the photo is a polypropylene glycol solution. This boiler solution is non-toxic and hard to get your hands on. I don't know the cost because I've never used it. The green solution discussed is ethylene glycol. Ethylene glycol is common antifreeze. The problem with ethylene glycol or common antifreeze is that it is toxic. The use and recommendation of using polypropylene glycol is likely a recommendation of the legal department of AquaHot. If a hole in the copper tubing within the Aquahot should develop and you lose water pressure the antifreeze solution within the Aquahot could enter the pure water system and you could drink some amount of the antifreeze before you spit it across the room. You decide what solution to use. I use the green ethylene glycol solution.

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FYI that's on the newer aquahots..on the old ones I believe the heating coils (with water in them) are wrapped on the OUTSIDE of the tank so no contamination possible...on the newer ones I believe the coils are IN the tank so non-toxic antifreeze is spec'd.

Here is a link to a post with pics of the older style..

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...&postcount=242
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Eric,

I may be wrong, but I understood the potable water was in a coil around the outside of the A-H tank, so contamination would be next to impossible. I think the coil inside the tank is for the engine heating.

I use the same coolant in my engine, genset, and A-H so as not to have so many jugs on the bus.

Correct me if I am wrong.
Your right Ron.
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