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Old 09-18-2019, 07:51 PM   #1
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Hot water bypass (2016 tracer)

Hello, we just got our cMoer a couple months ago and I’m starting to read up on winterization. I have been seeing where you bypass the hot water tank. But where is the bypass on my model?

Or I guess is the better question, do I have one built in. If not what’s the best way to make sure the water is out for winterization / not get anti freeze into hot water tank
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:28 PM   #2
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Please post which Tracer model you have. My 2016 PT TracerAir 255 bypass valves are under the stove, behind a wooden louvered cover.
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They are usually behind the water heater.

There are a number of ways they've come up with to plumb the bypass. I've attached a diagram of most of them. Option 1 is the most common.
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They are usually behind the water heater.

There are a number of ways they've come up with to plumb the bypass. I've attached a diagram of most of them. Option 1 is the most common.
Thanks, I found the bypass.
Sorry for not having the model, Iíve updated my bio with it. But itís a 2016 Primetime Tracer 2727BH

Iím assuming the one hose that is currently unhooked and has an end is the one for where I stick it into the anti freeze. What is the line coming into the water pump, is that the fresh tank line? If that is the fresh tank, should I shut off that valve as well before running the anti freeze too. Should I shut off both the hot and cold lines and open the bypass when I start to run the anti freeze through? Assuming this would allow the anti freeze to freely go between hot and cold.
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Thanks, I found the bypass.
Sorry for not having the model, Iíve updated my bio with it. But itís a 2016 Primetime Tracer 2727BH

Iím assuming the one hose that is currently unhooked and has an end is the one for where I stick it into the anti freeze. What is the line coming into the water pump, is that the fresh tank line? If that is the fresh tank, should I shut off that valve as well before running the anti freeze too. Should I shut off both the hot and cold lines and open the bypass when I start to run the anti freeze through? Assuming this would allow the anti freeze to freely go between hot and cold.

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Turn ALL power to the water heater OFF (switches, breaker & fuses) then, go outside and remove the drain plug for the water heater to empty it (wait until its's cold first). Flush it out & leave the plug out until the tank has a chance to dry.

But remember, next year, DO NOT turn on the water heater until you're sure the water heater has refilled with water.
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