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Old 05-11-2015, 07:50 AM   #1
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Hot water bypass

What is the purpose of hot water bypass?

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Old 05-11-2015, 07:52 AM   #2
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No need to fill the hot water heater with antifreeze when winterizing.

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Old 05-11-2015, 07:56 AM   #3
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What is the purpose of hot water bypass?
It let you bypass or take the water heater out of the loop when winterizing your trailer. You bypass the water heater before filling the plumbing with antifreeze. That way you don't have to use six gallons worth of antifreeze to fill the tank before it goes through the rest of the plumbing.....
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The water heater bypass is used to remove the water heater from the system when winterizing. If the WH is drained via the drain plug or anode rod, it does not require the addition of antifreeze. Without the WH in the system, winterizing requires between 3/4 gal and 2 gals of antifreeze ( depending on model / size of RV. With the WH in the system, between 7 and 9 gals of antifreeze would be required. It would also be more effort to clear the system in the spring. Most RV's have a bypass. If the RV has been winterized it is critical that the bypass be switched to normal use prior to firing up the WH ( either electric or propane) or the WH can be damaged.

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Also you can use bypass if there is a (Problem) with W/H and Keep on Camping! Youroo!!

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