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Old 04-21-2016, 05:17 PM   #1
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Sanitize in bypass or not?

Looking for a little advice. Do you guys sanitize in the WH bypass position or open it up to also sanitize the WH tank?

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Old 04-21-2016, 05:26 PM   #2
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I include the water heater...
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Old 04-21-2016, 05:32 PM   #3
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I sanitize the water heater too, fill it up first then top off the fresh tank again and sanitize the rest of it. When you drain and flush after a day or 2, drain the water heart then fill the system up with water again and flush out the lines. I also use one of the fresh water conditioning products, I like the non-bleach products, all the time to keep the system fresh through the season.
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If you drained and cleaned the water heater during winterization it's ready to go.
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If you drained and cleaned the water heater during winterization it's ready to go.


Agreed.

If sanitizing the wh you have to drain it again
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I sanitize both...

Not trying to be a turd... But playing devils advocate... My tank was closed up all winter and so was my plumbing. using the "it was sealed and cleaned" argument would mean no need to do any sanitation unless you know something got in there.
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Thanks everyone for your input. I rinsed the WH very well when/after winterizing....Accidentally ran some antifreeze into it like a doofus when I started winterizing. Totally forgot about the bypass valves on the first gallon and luckily had the rod out so I was promptly alerted as it poured onto the ground.
Maybe I should consider doing it with the bypass off after I flush the AF out. I'm going to use Springfresh to sanitize.

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Yep bypassed, dealt with the water heater last fall.
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