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Old 11-25-2016, 02:00 PM   #1
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274RK bypass

Hello All--

As I went to winterize my new 2017 Cherokee 274RK I found that I have to raise and crawl under the bed to get to the bypass valves on the water heater.

I'm searching for a simple answer to fix this issue.

I'm considering cutting a hole in the "night stand" to give better access, however my wife wants to me ask you folks first. She really doesn't want me to start cutting.

Any thoughts??????
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Old 11-30-2016, 11:05 PM   #2
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There was post of someone who cut out under night stand and got a cabinet door from FR
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Old 01-28-2017, 01:56 PM   #3
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Well, I thought I'd share what I'm doing for other 274rk owners who may be running into the same thing.

After a lot of research I found no answers-- SOOoooo,

What I'm doing is replumbing the water heater by pass.

The total cost will be about $75. and probably about 2 hours.

If any one wants the plans and parts just pm me and I'll send a copy of the drawing and parts list.
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Could you please email info for replumbing... robledolr@hotmail.com
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Old 01-30-2017, 06:28 PM   #5
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Loda8383--- document sent.
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Well, this morning I completed the task of replumbing my WH so I don't have to open and crawl under the bed to reach the bypass valves anymore. Cost about $60.00 ($25 was tools) and about an hour.
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Could you post a couple pics!?
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:18 PM   #8
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I gained about 10 inches and can now reaching the valves much easier. I will probably add an access pane later.
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