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Old 06-27-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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hot water problems

I recently dewinterized my folks fifth wheel drained all the lines of antifreeze filled the hot water tank and lit,but to no avail I still do not have hot water does anyone have any suggestions what to look for .
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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Make sure you have the bypass valve system set correctly. That is the number 1 solution to hot water problems here.

The valves going into and out of the heater should be on, and the valve connecting those 2 lines should be off.

To make sure the water heater is full, carefully pull the pressure relief valve at the top of the tank (outside of the camper). Water should come out of that, but could be extremely hot.

If the electric element was turned on with no water in the tank, you will probably have to replace that due to the fact they burn out quickly without water in the tank.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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I looked under the sink and only found one valve that was on the line {cold water} going into the hot water tank but found no valve on the line coming out of the hot water tank. Im thinking there should be a valve somewhere to let hot water come out.
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I looked under the sink and only found one valve that was on the line {cold water} going into the hot water tank but found no valve on the line coming out of the hot water tank. Im thinking there should be a valve somewhere to let hot water come out.
If you only have 1 valve, then that is probably a 3 way valve. Make sure the valve handle is parallel with the line that goes into the tank, not parallel with the line that connects the water in and water out valves....that would be the bypass line. With a system that only has 1 valve (3 way), the hot water line will have a check valve at the tank so no water will flow back into the tank. When you pressurize the tank, the check valve will let the hot water out.

A photo would be good to see how you have it set up.
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Don't forget to check your shower handles inside and out.

If the taps are on and the button at the handle is closed the effect is the same as having the bypass open.
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