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Old 11-11-2018, 11:04 PM   #1
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T24RQMX water heater bypass valve location

I can't figure out where the water bypass valve is on my 2019 Shockwave T24RQMX is located. Have any of you that own this model located it?
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Old 11-11-2018, 11:19 PM   #2
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This thread may give you some ideas on where/how to locate it, assuming you have a tank type water heater.


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Old 11-11-2018, 11:34 PM   #3
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Thanks. I looked around a little today when I was doing other winterizing steps. But I couldn't figure out where it was located. And it should have a bypass installed. So, I figured I would ask here.

I'll call the dealer tomorrow.

Is there any way to get ahold of the blueprints for a model? That would be pretty awesome to have. I have them for my house. As you can tell, this is the first trailer I have owned.
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This thread may give you some ideas on where/how to locate it, assuming you have a tank type water heater.


NO (OR LUKEWARM) HOT WATER -Please read first
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Is there any way to get ahold of the blueprints for a model? That would be pretty awesome to have. I have them for my house. As you can tell, this is the first trailer I have owned.
The RV Industry is nothing like the Housing Industry.
Doubt that the Shockwave manufacturer will provide them.
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That sucks. But we can provide each other with info that we each figure out, right?
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Doubt that the Shockwave manufacturer will provide them.
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That sucks. But we can provide each other with info that we each figure out, right?
That's why we have RV forums.
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Looking at photos of your unit, it looks like both your water heater and converter are below your refrigerator. The wood panel to the right of your converter should have 2-4 screws that can be removed to access the back of the water heater.
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Looking at photos of your unit, it looks like both your water heater and converter are below your refrigerator. The wood panel to the right of your converter should have 2-4 screws that can be removed to access the back of the water heater.
Thanks! What do you mean by converter? I attached a couple picutres of the inside.

The water heater on the outside is about where the underneath the sink is on the inside. So, my best guess is that the water heater bypass is behind the drawers (between the stove and the sink). But I thought it would be easier to get to. Are you saying that maybe it's underneath those drawers (behind the panel underneath them).

Sorry for being so ignorant about all of this.

BTW, on Sunday, I idid the following:
1. turned off the water heater outside switch
2. drained all of the water out of the fresh water tank
3. opened the low point drains to let them drain out
4. hooked up the air compressor with 20 psi
5. had my g/f turn on the faucets one at a time inside and verify she saw water come through followed by air
6. poured some antifreeze down the drains (a cupful in drains and 1/2 gallon down the toilet)

You'll notice that I did NOT do the water heater bypass. So, I'm wondering if I'm going to need to repeat these steps once I get the water heater bypass figured out.
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The converter is where your 12vdc fuses and 120vac circuit breakers are, directly below your fridge. I don't have the same trailer, but a photo I found of the outside of your model looks like the water heater is below your refrigerator access/vent panel. Yours could be different. If all you are doing is blowing out the water lines, bypass may not be an issue. You do need to drain the water heater. This all depends on how hard a freeze you expect. Here in Iowa, just blowing out the lines is not enough.
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:48 PM   #10
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lOCATION OF BYPASS VALVE

Yes, it is located behind draws. Pull all of them out, closest to the side where you see the h2o heater vent outside. I have 3 draws. The other access on mine, is below the stove...another drawer. This allows you to get a good look, reach in to turn valve. Also good to really inspect area looking for any leakage, etc.

Pls know that as a newbie 5 yrs ago, I been thru the ruff learning curve. Rebuilt h2o heater, furnace 3 x...long story.lol
You're gonna be fine as these guys on here are the Bomb ! Best resource for knowledge that I know of. Good Luck , Brother.
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