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Old 04-23-2015, 06:06 PM   #1
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De winterizing for the first time and need help.

We are doing this tomorrow. We are pretty good at doing our other tt, but the silverback looks different. Are all the valves and such pretty much the same? Is there anything specific I should do or look for? Any help would be much appreciated!
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:12 PM   #2
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The valves will be the same probably color coded blue for cold water red for hot. If the valve handle sets cross ways of the line it is closed. Same as the line runs it is open.
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Old 04-23-2015, 06:13 PM   #3
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On my Cedar Creek fiver, all the valves have to be pointed IN THE SAME direction to fill the hot water tank and get hot at the faucets. That pearl of wisdom cost me twenty bucks by a mobile RV guy. Embarrassing, yes. Lesson learned, most definitely.
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rattleNsmoke ... behind your hot water heater, the valve in the short line connecting the hot and cold side of the water heater should be closed under normal operation. Other wise, you'll back feed hot water into the cold water lines. It should only be open for winterization to isolate the hot water tank.
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:25 PM   #5
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We are doing this tomorrow. We are pretty good at doing our other tt, but the silverback looks different. Are all the valves and such pretty much the same? Is there anything specific I should do or look for? Any help would be much appreciated!
Thank you in advance,
JudeAnn
The basics are the same. The only thing that may need "special" attention is your plumbed in water filter if you have one. And this from experience: Don't forget to sanitize ALL of your hoses and pressure regulators.
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Old 04-24-2015, 04:31 PM   #6
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We are doing this tomorrow. We are pretty good at doing our other tt, but the silverback looks different. Are all the valves and such pretty much the same? Is there anything specific I should do or look for? Any help would be much appreciated!
Thank you in advance,
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Here's a diagram of how the three valves on the back of the water heater in your Silverback should be set for normal use and when winterizing.


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All vertical for winter all horizontal for summer very easy!!!!
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:29 PM   #8
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Here's a diagram of how the three valves on the back of the water heater in your Silverback should be set for normal use and when winterizing.

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Thank you. The water is on, but I'll have him look at this.
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