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Old 09-24-2015, 12:59 PM   #11
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I think when I was picking up my 5er and the topic of winterizing came up, the tech was aghast that I used my pressure relief valve this way... said I'd weaken the spring over time and end up with drooling water heater syndrome. Even when the valve operates under normal conditions, the spring is deformed only the tiniest little bit, not like when you yank it open to the stop.
I've done it for 10 plus years and not had one problem.

If you use a facet how do you know your tank is full?
Maybe you thought you un bypassed the wh? Maybe you forgot?

There's been at least two times on the forum where the person un bypassed his wh but the internal valve didn't turn just the handle.



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Old 09-24-2015, 01:04 PM   #12
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I've done it for 10 plus years and not had one problem.

If you use a facet how do you know your tank is full?
Maybe you thought you un bypassed the wh? Maybe you forgot?

There's been at least two times on the forum where the person un bypassed his wh but the internal valve didn't turn just the handle.



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Had bypass valves for the last 9+ years on 4 trailers and never touched them. I do bleed the tank with the relief valve, but the faucets will do it also if the bypass valves are in the proper position.
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Old 09-24-2015, 01:05 PM   #13
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Had bypass valves for the last 9+ years on 4 trailers and never touched them. I do bleed the tank with the relief valve, but the faucets will do it also if the bypass valves are in the proper position.
Only if!

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Old 09-24-2015, 01:18 PM   #14
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I'm the OP.. So the answer is gas. Thanks.
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If you use a facet how do you know your tank is full?
Maybe you thought you un bypassed the wh? Maybe you forgot?
Because the tank gurgles and the valve hisses for two minutes until water comes out?

Like many things in life, you gots to pay attention to what you're doing. Experience can be a hard teacher.
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but the faucets will do it also if the bypass valves are in the proper position.
I also prefer to stand on experience and not dogma.

I agree the pressure relief valve would be literally foolproof but its not the "ONLY" way.
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Fool proof way is to just use pressure relief valve.

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I am unable to get to my a122s, right now. .. so maybe someone can answer. I bought this 2014 model a few weeks ago and have not even hooked up water to it yet. Not sure I will use the water heater or water system much. I bought this to simplify my camping. Really just wanted AC and off the ground camping. Anyway.. is the water heater, in the a122s, gas, electric, or both? Thanks.

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I'm the OP.. So the answer is gas. Thanks.
Thanks chuck, for answering your own question. Sorry this thread got sideways and sidetracked..... and nobody was able to answer your initial question. So the A122s has a propane only water heater.

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Thank you.. I don't mind the sidetrack stuff.. it's all good. And actually the 2nd poster on the thread (spellcast1) answered my question.
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Thank you.. I don't mind the sidetrack stuff.. it's all good. And actually the 2nd poster on the thread (spellcast1) answered my question.
Excellent, way to go Spellcast1.
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