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Old 08-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #1
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Please help quick - new sunseeker - hot water (SOLVED)

Just picked up our new Sunseeker last night. It's a 2013 3100. Love it so far. Question though: how do I run the hot water heater?

I have the fresh tank filled.

I want to run the hot water heater on propane.

The hot water tank & valves are located under the sink.

At the top there is a red pipe going in with a valve.

At the bottom there is a blue pipe going in with a valve.

Between the top & the bottom there is a pipe that's red on top & blue on the bottom & there's a valve.

How do I setup the 3 valves to operate the hot water heater? Do the top & bottom run parallel (or open) with the pipes - & then the middle valve perpendicular (or closed) with the pipes?
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:16 AM   #2
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The top & bottom run parallel (or open) with the pipes - & then the middle valve perpendicular (or closed) with the pipes
What you have stated above is correct. When your camping season ends you reverse all three valves. This is the water heater bypass setup.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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Take the outside panel off from your water heater and open the check valve on top to ensure that your water heater is full before firing up the heat.
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Old 08-04-2012, 02:52 AM   #5
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This is a simple one, but my propane tank was closed when I pick-up the unit - so just do a double check to see if your gas is one.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:25 PM   #6
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Thanks, all. It worked. I thought I had it correct. But I couldn't remember that one specific instruction from the dealer (along with about a 100 other things too!). I just wanted to make sure I didn't have the water flow into the heater blocked off thereby putting the heating element at risk of burning out.
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