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Old 12-03-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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Question Bypassing Hot Water Heater

New to RV's....need a lil advice on a Sandpiper 365 RLT
Fixin to winterize camper for first time. I understand everything i need to do to winterize a camper other than how to bypass the hot water heater????
I'm what u might call mechanically slow, so pics would really help me.
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Old 12-03-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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The by-pass should looks similar to the photo below. This is a view of the back side of the water heater.



Remember, when the valve knobs line up with the water lines, they are in the open position.

To by-pass the water heater, open the valve on the by-pass line and close the valves on the Hot & Cold lines.
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Old 12-04-2009, 07:38 PM   #3
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As shown in the photo above, my trailer only has 2 valves- one
as a bypass and one in the cold water supply.
You might have 3 but I'm guessing you'll just find 2 as in the
photo.
Don't forget to shut off the electric heat and DRAIN the water
heater.

Good luck!
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Mine has 1 valve.Its a 3 way valve located where cold water inlet is in picture,with a bypass line from it to hot water line and check valve at heater.
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Old 12-05-2009, 07:40 AM   #5
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I had a 1 valve system installed on my Trailmanor (3 way valve) , and now had a 3 valve system on my Surveyor. There is probably no check valve if there is a 3 valve system, but it would be needed on a 1 and 2 valve system.
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:45 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the help....got it all winterized today
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