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Old 01-22-2014, 01:06 PM   #1
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De-winterizing my 335

During the walk thru on my new GT 335 I was shown the location of 4 valves to turn before adding antifreeze to my plumbing. Can hardly see the valves through the small opening provided. Assume all 4 valves had something to do with hot water bypass. Never seen more than one on any previous Rv. Anyway, I successfully completed winterization (I think), but now I need to de- winterize. We're heading South on Sunday. Assume I do everything in reverse of winterization i.e. Sanitize everything and then open the 4 valves. The owners manual is pretty much useless. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:20 PM   #2
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That is exactly what I've always done on my units. I normaly start with the cold water faucet furthest from the water source and open it untill all signs of pink stuff is gone, then move on to the next. Then.. I repeat that with the Hot water faucets. Don't forget the toilet, low point drains, ourside showers and Washer hookups f you have them.
It is only then will I open the bypass to the water heater.
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Old 01-22-2014, 05:31 PM   #3
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You must be talking about these three plus the on by the pump that your turn to suck in the antifreeze.


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Old 01-22-2014, 05:32 PM   #4
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That photo is with the black plastic panel removed. You don't have to remove it to turn the valves...just unscrew the white cap.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:54 PM   #5
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Those are the one's. Wasn't as easy as I had hoped. Fiddled around with the valves until I got running water at all the faucets. Problem is I filled my hot water tank and didn't want to at this point. Should all the valves be open when in use?
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:04 PM   #6
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during normal usage, the valve in the crossover tube should be the only one closed. Prevents mixing hot and cold water
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:18 PM   #7
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Great information. Thanks gentlemen.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:19 PM   #8
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Which one's should be open/closed when I winterize? Assume just the opposite??
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:52 PM   #9
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For winterizing, set the valves just like the diagram. As you can see, water will not enter the water heater. You are basically blocking the in and out from the water heater and opening a line in between the two. For using the water heater, open the in and out to the tank and close the in between so that cold and hot water don't mix. It sound complicated at first, but you'll get used to it.
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Thanks Al. I printed the diagram and your message. Will keep with my owners manuals.
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