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Old 03-05-2011, 06:57 PM   #1
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What are these valves for?

I was looking around today trying to find where the water filer is located in our fifth wheel.
I found it.
I also found a series of shut off valves.
What are they for? I know they are to stop the flow of water.
But, why so many?
Some are black and one is white.
Here is a link to some photos I took.

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Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
Bill
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:23 PM   #2
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Those are for winterizing your rig, The ones behind the water heater are to isolate it when you pump in the antifreeze. The one next to the water pump should switch the pump to draw from a bypass hose that you would place into the container of antifreeze.
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Old 03-05-2011, 07:49 PM   #3
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Thanks Eric.
I have heard that many have to winterize their rigs but since it rarely freezes here I have never had to deal with that.
Thank you for the information.

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The technical word is "Water heater bypass valves". If you think it rarely freezes there. I would recommend still blowing out your system with air. It's better to be safe then sorry and it only takes maybe 5-10 minutes.
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i made a similar statement abt it never staying below freezing all day. well...this year i had a day or two that did. i put a heater on the inside. we will see how i faired this spring. i drained it but didn't blow it out. i believe as someone posted last fall, the antifreeze would have been cheaper than the electricity.

never say never. u may want to use those valves next year.

this fall, when u consider witnerizing, check back, there should be many post on the proper way to do it.
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:39 PM   #6
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The technical word is "Water heater bypass valves". If you think it rarely freezes there. I would recommend still blowing out your system with air. It's better to be safe then sorry and it only takes maybe 5-10 minutes.
Sounds like good advice.
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