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Old 11-08-2014, 09:30 AM   #21
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My 2013 3170 DS has only two drains. The freshwater blue line with a twist on cap and mounted next to it is the low point drain that has the valve over next to the water filter. Unless I overlooked it winterizing (1st time) I did not see a hot water low point drain anywhere. Would FR have plumbed the hot water low point into the cold water low point?
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Old 11-08-2014, 11:28 AM   #22
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trdutch: I'm wondering if this is really your FW tank drain, not a "low point" drain. (See MrJoe's item #1 in Post #19).

Yea I'm thinking we need a FR tech to sort this out
The blue drains my water tank and the red drains the lines??? I think?
I do know that when I open the blue, it flows like a spigot and empties the fresh tank.
The dealer walk through told be they were Hot / Cold Low points.
I'm no plumber, that's for sure
But my water System is empty right now (except maybe the traps and they have antifreeze in them), cause I opened every faucet,valve,hot water tank plug, filter canister as well as my 3 holding tank valves and blew 40 PSI into the system
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Old 11-08-2014, 12:26 PM   #23
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As stated, my 378TS only has the low point cold water drain and the holding tank drain. Hot water drain is via the anode rod provision at the water heater. My previous RV was also set up this way. Many RV's do not have both hot & cold water tube drains.
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Old 11-08-2014, 03:02 PM   #24
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One last input. One low point drain may be all that is necessary. If the water heater valves are set to the winterize position (bypassing the water heater) then the entire water distribution plumbing becomes a single tubing complex and perhaps all the residual water within it will drain to a common (one low point) drain plug. I'm done.
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Old 11-08-2014, 04:00 PM   #25
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Without check valves, the whole house drains even without flipping the winterization valves... at least on mine.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:48 PM   #26
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One last input. One low point drain may be all that is necessary. If the water heater valves are set to the winterize position (bypassing the water heater) then the entire water distribution plumbing becomes a single tubing complex and perhaps all the residual water within it will drain to a common (one low point) drain plug. I'm done.
This description makes the most sense at least in my rv. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-09-2014, 10:30 PM   #27
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The valve on the blue line in the compartment is the FW tank only. The cap on the red line under the coach is the hot water line. To drain the cold water line, remove the filter canister. I am confident in my assessment of all that. They should make this clear, but they have not, and every forum has posts with the same questions right now.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:08 PM   #28
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Sorry to beat this dead horse, but I was looking under my 3170 today (temps are taking a nose dive tonight) and was also wondering about the hot low point drain and how to drain the water tank. So I'm good with the low point draining the tank. I found the valve next to the water filter. Under the 3170 are two BLUE low point drains, one with a cap and one without. Safe to say to the one without was the one with the valve.

Is one with the cap for the hot?
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I just read snowman's post, are we 100% sure??
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #30
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I just read snowman's post, are we 100% sure??
Well, I'm sure about my 2300. Other than that, you'd have to see if my description matches your rig. I have:

The FW tank drain valve on blue line next to the filter,
The hot (red) water line drain cap underneath the body,
Remove the filter canister to drain the cold line.
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