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Old 09-07-2015, 07:57 PM   #1
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Water Heater Bypass?

On our new 2016 38RLSW we can not find the water heater bypass for winterizing storage. It has an Atwood 10gal DSI unit. Any ideas?
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:02 AM   #2
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Mine is right beside the tank. Have to take a panel off inside the unit with 4 phillips head screws. I can snap a pic when I get home from work if you want.
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Old 09-08-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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Find the location of the water heater then remove any panel there to get to the heater. Bypass lines right at heater. Should be 3 knobs to turn. Later RJD
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Old 09-09-2015, 06:29 AM   #4
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FYI, you can buy cabinet doors with hardware from the W&P factory. Or you can go to Bontragers Surplus in White Pigeon Michigan for the hard ware....replace those screw panels with actual cabinet doors, you will gain a lot more stowage.

we did all three panels on along the bottom of the kitchen counter, as well as the bottom of the bathroom vanity.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:25 PM   #5
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I see three panels in the kitchen that are screwed in. I didn't have time to investigate further but will this weekend. Thanks to all
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:38 PM   #6
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I see three panels in the kitchen that are screwed in. I didn't have time to investigate further but will this weekend. Thanks to all
I vote for panel "B"



It will be low, looking at the tank from outside try to imagine where it would be inside.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:55 PM   #7
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It is the panel behind where the water heater is located ( use outside access door as your guide).
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:49 PM   #8
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Took panel off in kitchen area that was retained by 4 screws and here is a photo of the Atwood 10 gal water heater with bypass set to summer mode. Sorry photo upside down.
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