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Old 11-12-2014, 12:46 PM   #1
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First RV and trying to bypass the water heater to winterize

Do you know which valve(s) I should flip to bypass? There is one on the blue at the bottom... one on the red at the top... then one in between each. I'm guessing the blue (so water cannot flow into the tank) and the one on the red coming out of the tank, so it doesn't back flow into the tank?
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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Do you know which valve(s) I should flip to bypass? There is one on the blue at the bottom... one on the red at the top... then one in between each. I'm guessing the blue (so water cannot flow into the tank) and the one on the red coming out of the tank, so it doesn't back flow into the tank?
Turn each valve 90 degrees... all three
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Old 11-12-2014, 12:58 PM   #3
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Here ya go. RV Water Heater Bypass Systems
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Sweeeet. Thanks guys
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Do you know which valve(s) I should flip to bypass? There is one on the blue at the bottom... one on the red at the top... then one in between each. I'm guessing the blue (so water cannot flow into the tank) and the one on the red coming out of the tank, so it doesn't back flow into the tank?
Turn the red and the blue (upper and Lower) ones off, then the bypass on (middle left) Or do as Mr. Joe said. same thing
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Old 11-13-2014, 08:36 AM   #6
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I'm jealous you can see that much of your water heater! LOL
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I'm jealous you can see that much of your water heater! LOL

I've read somewhere that you can't see your valves on the Hot /w heater
This is very curious to me cause on a brand new unit it shouldn't be an issue
On my 2860ds I do have to open my living room/kitchen slide out so I can remove an under sink drawer, but then it's all right there, cold in,hot out and bypass.
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On a 2300, the water heater is under the bed. On the bed platform there is a deck plate (small circular cover plate). You remove it and reach down in to change heater valves. You could see it if you look, but then you wouldn't have room to get an arm in there. Just do it by "feel". Not really hard. You can tell when you have a valve perpendicular to the pipe, or parallel to the pipe. Hardest part is holding the mattress up while you reach in there.


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On a 2300, the water heater is under the bed. On the bed platform there is a deck plate (small circular cover plate). You remove it and reach down in to change heater valves. You could see it if you look, but then you wouldn't have room to get an arm in there. Just do it by "feel". Not really hard. You can tell when you have a valve perpendicular to the pipe, or parallel to the pipe. Hardest part is holding the mattress up while you reach in there.


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Folks, let's use some logic. If a handle on a valve is turned perpendicular to the pipe or hose, the valve is closed. If the handle on the valve is parallel with the hose, then the valve is open. In order to bypass the hot water heater, you close the valve on the hoses to and from the water heater and you open the valve between those two hoses.


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