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Old 11-01-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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hot water bypass

I'm new to travel trailers I know where the hot water bypass is but can't remember if the knobs are in line if that is open for the tank or closed. When I de winterize do I flush the lines first then open the hot water tank bypass or open the bypass and then flush or does it even matter? The trailer was winterized by dealer. Freedom Express Liberty Edition 322 RLD 2015. Thanks
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Old 11-01-2014, 12:58 PM   #2
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In line is open, closed is in the T position. You clean the antifreeze out and add some bleach to the FW tank an sterilize with a little bleach in the system then change the by-pass valves back. When you can't smell bleach at each faucet. Running your pump. might take two times or so. They should not have put antifreeze in your FW tank. I have a valve between my pump and FW tank that I close before winterizing then open it to flush the system.
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thanks for the info gentlemen and the drawing was a big help
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This was very helpful to me as well. I'm wondering if it would be helpful to have a general category called "Newby's Corner" for new owners like me and twosocks who have basic questions like this one.
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Lon I LOVE that idea! Lately I've been keeping everyone busy with my newbie questions. It's nice to see I'm not the only one.
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A picture.....if it helps. This depicts winter valve position. Summer would be the opposite.


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I also found it helpful to make a list, I found myself forgetting to run pink stuff through the outside shower... Now I refer to the list and don't forget a minor detail and have to go back to finish.


Turn Valves to bypass water heater.
1) Kitchen Sink
2) Bathroom Sink
3) Inside Shower
4) Outside Shower
5) Toilet
6) Low Point Drains
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I also found it helpful to make a list, I found myself forgetting to run pink stuff through the outside shower... Now I refer to the list and don't forget a minor detail and have to go back to finish.


Turn Valves to bypass water heater.
1) Kitchen Sink
2) Bathroom Sink
3) Inside Shower
4) Outside Shower
5) Toilet
6) Low Point Drains
That is a good list except it is impossible to fill your BTF system which has a plastic valve Vacuum/ backflow preventer. I hope being in the wall it won't crack.
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This was very helpful to me as well. I'm wondering if it would be helpful to have a general category called "Newby's Corner" for new owners like me and twosocks who have basic questions like this one.
A lot of the answers that you could be looking for you might find in the library. But people don't mind helping someone, so just ask away. I always learn something from answers then save them to my book marks. By the way if I haven't said it already.....WELCOME
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