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Old 10-12-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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Lacrosse Bypass Valve Access

my hot water tank is in the rear corner. it is very difficult to get to the bypass valves. Does anyone have the same problem. How to you get to the 3 bypass knobs.
I have removed the panel to get to the water pump with no problem. But getting access to the bypass valve is difficult. How do you get access to them. I had to feel my way in order to shut the valves
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:55 AM   #2
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my hot water tank is in the rear corner. it is very difficult to get to the bypass valves. Does anyone have the same problem. How to you get to the 3 bypass knobs.
I have removed the panel to get to the water pump with no problem. But getting access to the bypass valve is difficult. How do you get access to them. I had to feel my way in order to shut the valves
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
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Is it possible to get a picture of the setup - winterizing will be my task next weekend (have not even looked for the pump or valves yet) - but I am sure if we see what you are looking at there will be some suggestions
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:31 AM   #4
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Not sure on your Lacrosse but my Widlwood requires a dressor drawer to be removed which exposes the water tank and bypass valves. May need to take off a panel or something to get at it. Not sure model you have so unsure how to give guidance.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:30 PM   #5
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What model Lacrosse? Bypass valve in 2010 303RKS behind panel under right side of sink, can be reached somewhat without removing panels, better to remove side panel that divides left and right under sink. Valves and pump are right next to water heater. I use air method of winterizing and put just enough anti freeze in fresh water to go thru pump, so I do not use the valves, just my method, use what is good for you.
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Old 10-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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His Profile information indicates that he has a 2012 303RKS, so you're right on the money.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:17 AM   #7
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What model Lacrosse? Bypass valve in 2010 303RKS behind panel under right side of sink, can be reached somewhat without removing panels, better to remove side panel that divides left and right under sink. Valves and pump are right next to water heater. I use air method of winterizing and put just enough anti freeze in fresh water to go thru pump, so I do not use the valves, just my method, use what is good for you.
I would be concerned about getting antifreeze into my hot water tank without using the bypass valve.
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:52 AM   #8
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x2 to air it out.....the city water bung is way easier to get to , you dont have to worry about flushing the system after winterizing , and you use very little anti freeze....i used my ez winterize hose ONCE.....then air and ill never fill the system with antifreeze again......just so much more work for same result......of course thats just my opinion....
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I run just enough anti freeze thru the pump, to keep it from freezing, using the cold water side only, then blow the entire system out, none or very little enters the water heater..
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Old 10-05-2013, 07:09 AM   #10
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Imo... use the by-pass valves and blow out and drain the heater. Then flush in the spring. My understanding is flushing the entire system once a year is recommended to keep it healthy regardless if you use antifreeze or not.
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