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Old 11-20-2012, 09:06 PM   #11
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I tried the bottle trick - it didn't work. It stopped the water flow (antifreeze) from leaving the filter housing as it got sucked up to the top. Maybe I need to have the bottle upside down? I ended up just taking the bottle out and using an extra 12 ounces of antifreeze, but I'm curious what others have found out.
lol upside down is the trick !
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:53 AM   #12
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thanks. I do see the third valve in between the other two. Hopefully this will be the by-pass to divert the flow of anti-freeze to the tank. thanx.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:11 PM   #13
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My 2011 330 only has two valves. One is for the suction hose for the anti-freeze and I can only assume the other is to turn off flow to the water heater. Always thought you needed three valves, cold in, hot out, close them and open by-pass line to rest of plumbing.
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Old 11-26-2012, 04:47 PM   #14
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My 2011 378 has two valves near the water pump, one to open the suction hose for antifreeze, the other shuts off the fresh water flow. However, there are also 3 valves near the hot water tank to divert anti freeze from filling the tank. They are hard to see and reach.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:38 PM   #15
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My rig has three valves on water heater and after closing the hot and cold inlet, the middle valve is the by-pass. Everything went well, even winterizing the refrig with ice maker and water dispenser. Not as difficult as you'd think. Matt
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:17 PM   #16
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My 2011 330 only has two valves. One is for the suction hose for the anti-freeze and I can only assume the other is to turn off flow to the water heater. Always thought you needed three valves, cold in, hot out, close them and open by-pass line to rest of plumbing.
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The other 3 valves for the water heater are accessed from underneath the RV where you will remove another round, white 4" access panel and reach inside behind the water heater.
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Old 11-28-2012, 11:18 AM   #17
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Thanks Trempert, will have to check that out when I get home tonight.
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Evening Update, Yep found the access port, less than 2 minutes had the hot water by-passed. Thanks again my good friend Trempert!
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:47 PM   #19
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If you use a water or pop bottle to take up space in the water filter, fill it with water and it will not foat and block the flow.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #20
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I have heard that old golf balls work to fill the filter space. I know they don't float.

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