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Old 05-24-2015, 11:56 AM   #11
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We have the same set up iin our Heritage Glen- same model. True on manual being no help. The dealer we got it from did explain it to us. It is used-turned when not hooked up to city water using water from tank
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:16 PM   #12
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...The rod will usually consume itself in 12 to 18 months depending how much you are connected to shore power (which creates electrolysis)...
What does shore power have to do with the water heater anode being consumed?

The anode will be consumed as long as there is water in the water heater regardless of whether the shore power is connected or not.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:45 PM   #13
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What does shore power have to do with the water heater anode being consumed?

The anode will be consumed as long as there is water in the water heater regardless of whether the shore power is connected or not.
Shore power intensifies the effects of electrolysis in many rigs due to poor grounds etc. Same issue as power boats in the ocean plugged in to shore power. Any AC power source around water increases galvanic action.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:52 PM   #14
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We all knew which valve you meant the first time, but the issue is you still need to look behind the panel to determine what it goes to, to many choices, or even could be a repair from a tech or owner??
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Old 05-27-2015, 09:13 PM   #15
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In mine this valve closes the line to the water heater to be used while winterizing. If you use pink rv antifreeze and do not close the valve, you water heater will fill up and use more of the pink stuff.


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Old 06-04-2015, 09:52 PM   #16
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I believe that is a water heater by - pass for winterizing. You don't want to waste putting gallons of antifreeze in your water heater.

Is this what you're referring to:

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Yes. When connected to city water, if I closed the valve, the water pressure inside seemed to increase. It's still a mystery to me.
Thanks for all the responses. I wish there was more (any) documentation on this... The hose to the left of the valve is for winterization. I have it pushed back into the storage box behind.
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:06 PM   #17
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Welcome to the forum. I see your city and state. Same as mine. Live past Junior High in L.C.-M.

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Old 06-05-2015, 06:40 PM   #18
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To Valve or not to valve

It's the shutoff from the fresh tank. Use it to Winterize. Drain the fresh tank, close that valve, then you use the Winterize hose into antifreeze. This valve keeps the pump from pulling from the fresh tank and forces it to pull from the siphon hose (bottom center of picture-pull hose out, remove cap and stick in gallon jug). I have the same setup. It will not fill the fresh from the city water connection. Valve has to be open to pump water from fresh tank. Otherwise, it can stay closed all the time. , . Click image for larger version

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Just remember they can't both be open at the same time. If you remove the cap, the pump will suck air and if you leave the valve open, the pump will not suck antifreeze.
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