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Alcohol to airbrakes

Where do you pour the rubbing alcohol into the airbrake system?
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supposidly your suppost to take the airline off the air compressor (after draining your air first) and pour some in there, or into your glad hands...but ive never had to use anything like that. all of my airdryers allways worked fine.

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Where do you pour the rubbing alcohol into the airbrake system?
I have always heard pour into the glad hands.

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I have always heard pour into the glad hands.
It would be glad hands to get it in the trailer, and the line on the compressor for the truck system,

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I have always heard pour into the glad hands.
Red glad hand only! Do not pour it in the blue side. That's a dead end into the valve and has nowhere to escape. However unless the system is frozen (truck or trailer) it isn't going to do anything.
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I live in Florida, we don't need to think too much about it anyways.

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I live in Florida, we don't need to think too much about it anyways.
I was going to add that winter is almost over in most of the states.

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If you need to put Air brake antifreeze in your truck system do it after the air drier , it will turn the desicant pack to mush if you put it in before. only use straight alcohol in emergengies because it dries the seals out. Air brake antifreeze has lubricants added to prevent this.

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I live in Florida, we don't need to think too much about it anyways.
My folks winter in Fl. They had colder weather a few days this winter than we had......
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