Hooo, boy it's cold today! Now they're saying it's going to be -2 at the airport tonight; that means -5 at our place! Hey! Was that a snowflake I just saw? Sheesh! Darn, I guess it's inevitable. I had better drain the water in our Condo and put in the antifreeze right away. Thank goodness I bought the four jugs of -50 solution beforehand. Hmmm, let's see. Back in the summer I tried a couple of times to pour a 4-litre jug of water into the fresh-water tank and splashed some of it over my shoes. So now, how can I avoid wasting a pint of antifreeze? Hmmm. I need some kind of funnel. What can I use as a small funnel? If I buy one at the Hardware it'll cost five bucks, and just get lost among other stuff and I won't be able to find it when I need it next... Oh, here's something that'll do!
1- Prepare the jug of antifreeze: after removing the cap, there is usually a plastic or aluminium seal to be removed; using a sharp penknife, cut the seal such that the opening will be a vertical half-moon shape. This slows the rate of liquid flowing, allowing better control, without causing a glug-glug obstruction.
2- Take an empty plastic 35mm-film container, cut the sides vertically in half, and pry apart to snap the bottom in half. Using one part (the better part if not identical), insert into the tank filler neck (open-top inwards/bottom outwards of course) and you'll find it's a perfect fit to your Condo. Pour away without worry of spilling! Be careful not to push the funnel too far in! Happily in my Condo, the pipe narrows further in, and there is no risk of it falling inwards. All the same, be careful. And after you're finished the procedure, you'll find your funnel takes hardly any space in your 3-litre (ex-LCBO, or ex-SAQ) Condo-maintenance tool-kit! That's all !