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Old 12-10-2015, 07:12 PM   #1
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Just making sure I'm thinking right

On my fresh hose, I put a shut off valve so that I could turn the water to the RV off while I'm gone.

As long as nothing was running inside, that wouldn't pose a danger to the hot water heater, would it?
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:12 PM   #2
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Should have said this is for when I'm at work or away for a day or two. Not extended storage. I full time.
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:17 PM   #3
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Yes you are correct, no issues at all.....I do the same,,,,,
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Old 12-10-2015, 07:17 PM   #4
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On my fresh hose, I put a shut off valve so that I could turn the water to the RV off while I'm gone.

As long as nothing was running inside, that wouldn't pose a danger to the hot water heater, would it?
Not sure I'm understanding the comment correctly. What do have the fresh water hose connected to, and the connection/tap itself doesn't have a shut off handle?

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Old 12-10-2015, 07:19 PM   #5
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Ah, I'm in a colder area so the shut off is under ground. So I connected a shut off valve between my RV and the hose to make it easy for me.
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Old 12-11-2015, 01:22 PM   #6
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If you are in freezing weather you need to disconnect the hose and drain it or it will expand and possibly burst. If you leave it connected in freezing weather the alternative is to heat trace the hose. As far as turning the supply off when you are away that is a good idea any time.
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:07 PM   #7
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You are connecting to a frost proof faucet called a yard hydrant. When the hydrant is shut off, the water drains back below the frost line. A frost proof faucet on the house works differently. The shut-off valve connects to a long shaft and closes the line off where the water line won't freeze. When the water is turned off, the water drains out at the end of the faucet. Thus, neither will freeze. However, different story if there is a hose connected to the faucet end. You are fine with your set up as long as the temps stay above freezing.

One other thought: Quite often, a frost proof hydrant will give a larger flow of water and greater pressure than your house faucets. Make sure you have a water pressure regulator limiting your RV water supply to no more than 40 lbs pressure. You should use the pressure regulator anytime you connect to a water line-home or away.
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Old 12-11-2015, 02:45 PM   #8
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Episodic, Penjoe has a good recommendation about the pressure regulator. It's a MUST. I have a heat tape strip that I got from Home Depot spiraled around my water hose that keeps the hose from freezing. God bless the inventor of that. I shut my water to my RV off EVERY TIME that I'm gone for more than an hour. I've had about 6 leaks that "sprung" up in our home that would have totalled it if we weren't there. It's a good habit to get into. This is our full timing home, and I don't want to even entertain the thoughts of destroying it with flooding water inside.
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We do have a camco pressure regulator.
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Should have said this is for when I'm at work or away for a day or two. Not extended storage. I full time.

If you are away at work or especially for a day or two, why not turn off the water heater - save the gas or elec. and eliminate the small risk of fire, boiling dry or whatever when you aren't there? After all, we don't need hot water the very moment we arrive, do we?


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