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Old 05-28-2015, 06:42 PM   #11
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Funny, you should say that the website regarding plumbing is pretty informative because nowhere does it SHOW a design or picture showing which way the handles should be before winterizing or dewinterizing. Therefore the problems with the bypass!!
I guess I thought it was common knowledge.
Handle in line open.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:46 PM   #12
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I guess I thought it was common knowledge.
Handle in line open.
Handle 90 closed.

Remember, nothing is common knowledge when you're getting started.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:59 PM   #13
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Dealer pdi "

From what I experienced personally and have read here, a quality PDI is the oddity. Mine sucked- nothing about winter using was covered. Heck, the guy barely covered dumping tanks.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:28 PM   #15
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Never seen a "Hot Water Heater", didn't know there was such a thing.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:49 PM   #16
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Actually 1/4 turn valves are used in the home so it's not just an "rv" thing.

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Old 05-28-2015, 07:58 PM   #17
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You may have been lucky and had some water in the water heater so you did not burn up the element. It usually goes quickly if it is dry. As mentioned the part is not that expensive nor is it too difficult to replace if you brought the correct wrench. Glad it worked out. I have a note on my shore power cover that reminds me to check the WH switch. Saved me several times.
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Never seen a "Hot Water Heater", didn't know there was such a thing.
Well, it's all relative: all water has SOME amount of heat in it, even if it's at 32 degrees F. So 50 deg is hotter than 32 deg.
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Well, it's all relative: all water has SOME amount of heat in it, even if it's at 32 degrees F. So 50 deg is hotter than 32 deg.
I stand corrected
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Another piece of advice learned the hard way a few years ago.... don't try to see if there's water in the water heater by slightly increasing the drain plug. Also make sure you relieve pressure from the water heater before screwing the drain plug. Why, you ask? Because DH tried it when we were newbies. The drain plug shot across the campsite with water flowing behind it. It sent chairs flying and soaked DH. The neighbor helping us sprinted around to the other side of the trailer to turn the city water off. We then had to convince his wife it was my DH's idea and not hers. We had a few laughs over beer and the campfire.
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