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Old 12-19-2015, 06:18 PM   #11
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That one is closed in the Pic! Open it that IS the Bypass! Youroo!!
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Old 12-20-2015, 02:16 PM   #12
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So I don't close the ones by the HOT and COLD stickers?


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Old 12-20-2015, 02:36 PM   #13
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So I don't close the ones by the HOT and COLD stickers?
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Yes! To put the WH in bypass you close the hot and cold valves and open the third (bypass) valve. Closing off the hot and cold keeps liquid from entering the WH and opening the bypass allows the liquid in those now blocked-off lines to continue throughout the rest of the camper's plumbing system.
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Old 12-20-2015, 03:02 PM   #14
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Try to think of how the water flows in your system...
The water comes into your water heater on the bottom from the cold/blue line.
The WH fills and heats the water. Hot water exits the tank from the top hot/red line.
When you want hot water, you open a hot faucet but for hot water to get to that faucet, additional cold water has to enter the tank and 'push' the hot water to the faucet.
The hot and cold valves have to be open for this to happen but also, the bypass valve has to be closed. If the bypass valve isn't closed during normal operation, the cold water will not be able to exclusively 'push' the hot water from the tank because two lines are now connected to each other. The cold water will simply mix with the little bit of hot water coming out of the top of the tank.

I said all that so you understand why two of the valves are open and one is closed as in your photo. You questioned why the hot and cold were open and the one to the right was closed. Hopefully now you know why.
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Yes in Post # 10 you said you knew to close those (2) but ask about the Vertical one! I said to Open it! Youroo!!
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Got it. Thanks everyone!


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Old 12-20-2015, 03:23 PM   #17
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For normal operation Top and bottom valves should be open ( in line with PEX) center should be closed ( perpendicular to PEX)

For winterizing, top and bottom should be closed and center one open.

Photo shows valves in winterized position.
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