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Old 01-24-2016, 10:57 AM   #1
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Water heater bypass

Just bought a 2016 38fks work and play. It was delivered yesterday. I looked at the owners manual and it mentions the water heater bypass. All it says is located by the water heater but I can't find it. Anyone know where it is? The water system currently has antifreeze in it from the factory.

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Old 01-24-2016, 11:10 AM   #2
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Look at the water heater from outside, now go inside and imagine where the back of the water heater would be.

Under a bench seat or the mattress?

Under the fridge or kitchen sink behind a panel?

In a closet or cabinet?

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Old 01-24-2016, 08:27 PM   #3
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Found it. Removed drawer and someone with small hands can reach it. Looks like the 12 yr old has a new job lol
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:39 PM   #4
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There should be three valves, If the WH is winterized ( Bypassed) two will be perpendicular to the lines they are in and one will be parallel to the line it is on. To put back in service in the spring ( after you rinse out antifreeze and sterilize ) turn all three to the opposite position as they are now, ( two parallel to the lines and center one perpendicular to line)

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