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Old 02-14-2015, 05:38 PM   #1
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Hot water by pass

2015 FLAGGSTAFF 8524, just picked it up yesterday. I read all the info on winterizing and looked in the cargo area where the pump filter are located. All I could see is one valve in there I am used to 3 valves on my other rigs. Don't see anyway to get to the back of the water heater. Is that 1 valve the bypass?. Please advise.
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Old 02-14-2015, 05:50 PM   #2
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Look from inside where you feel the back of the water heater is, there should be a panel with 2-4 screws holding it on.

Remove panel get down with a flashlight.

If you would not mind please post an IMG of the valve you posted about.
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It could be one valve with a check valve on the hot water outlet. If it is one valve when the lever is pointing towards the WH cold water is being supplied to the WH. When the lever is pointing up it is bypassing the WH.
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I think your single valve at the pump is to control whether the pump pulls from the freshwater tank or the antifreeze port. Your bypass valves are likely at the back of the water heater.
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Old 02-14-2015, 07:34 PM   #5
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My flagstaff 8528 BHSS has the water heater under the sink. I have to remove the bottom drawer and to the right is the water heater, and three manifold with bypass. Good luck!
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Old 02-16-2015, 03:55 PM   #6
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I want to take this time to thank you for all your reply's. I got it . Remove kitchen drawers, reach in by pass valves there. Under storage compartment valve to pump antifreeze in to system. I was just a little Hyped never had a FW before. Should have known better all the rigs I have winterized in the past. Guess the new toy got to me. Your reply's all got me thinking.

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1st trip to Florida this Sunday.


PS: need to winterize on the way home.

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