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Old 10-16-2015, 01:48 PM   #1
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R-POD HW Heater Bypass Winterizing

Do the R-PODs have the BYPASS feature on their Hot Water Heaters?
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Old 10-19-2015, 05:57 PM   #2
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Yes.

Just used mine while winterizing.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:07 PM   #3
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Where?

We couldn't find it.

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Old 12-09-2015, 11:06 AM   #4
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We couldn't find it.

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Wherever your water heater is on the outside you'll find it under whichever compartment is on the inside of your Pod in that same location.

Usually under beds, or the dinettes.
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Old 12-09-2015, 01:09 PM   #5
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Thanks

I'll take another look in the spring. Why would the water heater have any connection to the gray water system, such that a bypass would be needed before pouring antifreeze down the drains?

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Old 12-09-2015, 01:13 PM   #6
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Any water from the water heater would go thru the sinks, shower, etc and drain into the grey water tank.
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Old 12-09-2015, 02:45 PM   #7
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Antifreeze getting into HW tank

From my reading, the bypass valve was so the antifreeze poured into the drains didn't get into the HW tank. I just can't see how it could.
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From my reading, the bypass valve was so the antifreeze poured into the drains didn't get into the HW tank. I just can't see how it could.
The bypass is to prevent filling the HW tank when you winterize with RV antifreeze. The HW tank should be drained for winterizing by removing the anode rod (good time to examine the anode for wear) and opening the relief valve to drain rapidly. Open your low point drains (should be a note on the side of the TT where they are located). The bypass valves are located on the back side of the WH tank.
If you don't know how to winterize a RPod I suggest you look at any of several You Tube videos on the subject and they should tell you how it is done.
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I'll take another look in the spring. Why would the water heater have any connection to the gray water system, such that a bypass would be needed before pouring antifreeze down the drains?

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Old 03-14-2016, 02:47 PM   #10
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rpod 179; while checking out my hot water heater: I took the bed off and plywood. I needed extra length in the storage bin for my 6' ladder so I took off the section in the back left by the water heater. Is there any issues about doing this?
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