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Old 03-10-2019, 09:55 AM   #1
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No Hot water but the heater runs outside

This problem is solved but I had no hot water in the cabin but the hot water heater ran. It's under the sink there are bypass valves but it's behind a panel which has four screws in it can understand why this didn't get a door on it. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-10-2019, 03:51 PM   #2
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If you remove the drawer above that panel you can easily get to the bypass valves without taking that panel off.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:16 AM   #3
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This problem is solved but I had no hot water in the cabin but the hot water heater ran. It's under the sink there are bypass valves but it's behind a panel which has four screws in it can understand why this didn't get a door on it. Attachment 198435
Areas that have wires joining up and plumbing valves usually do not have doors. Thatís to reduce the possibility of people storing stuff that could move around in that area and cause problems.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:39 AM   #4
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Doors, hinges and latches cost $$$. Not needed because you can remove the drawer.
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Old 03-11-2019, 08:43 AM   #5
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Just as a side note... it is ALWAYS a good idea to lift the pop-off valve lever on the water heater to verify you have water in the tank BEFORE firing up either the LP side of the water heater or the electric. The electric element will burn out within a very short time with no water in the tank.

Just a quick lift of the pop-off valve lever will verify water in the tank and avoid a costly mistake.
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This problem is solved but I had no hot water in the cabin but the hot water heater ran. It's under the sink there are bypass valves but it's behind a panel which has four screws in it can understand why this didn't get a door on it. Attachment 198435
So what was the problem?
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So what was the problem?
The bypass valves were not in the correct position.
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Old 03-11-2019, 03:27 PM   #8
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I have a similar setup for my water heater, but it is difficult for me to reach in to turn the valves. So, what I did was unscrew the panel and then got stick on velcro on the corners when I stick it back on. This way I just need to pull the panel off.
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I removed the screws, added a draw pull to the panel, use velcro squares in the corners of the panel to hold it in place. Used a Blend-Fil pencil to fill the screw holes, looks great. Now panel is easily removed for access to plumbing/water heater.
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I removed the screws, added a draw pull to the panel, use velcro squares in the corners of the panel to hold it in place. Used a Blend-Fil pencil to fill the screw holes, looks great. Now panel is easily removed for access to plumbing/water heater.
Welcome to the forum. That's not a bad idea as the screws tend to strip out after a few rounds of winterizing and de-winterizing...
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