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Old 10-04-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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21SS Water System questions

Purchased a barely-used 2013 21SS a few weeks ago. The previous owners left all the owner's manuals, etc. in them, but they don't seem to be very specific about a lot of things. (Found out most of what I know from a series of Roo walk-through videos on YouTube.) One question about the water system - one of the manuals showed the 3 valves on the water system near the hot water heater. It said that all 3 valves should be parallel/in-line with the hoses for the system to be completely open. To bypass the hot water heater, the valves should all be perpendicular/crossways to the line. When I looked at the valves, the top & bottom ones are turned in-line with the hoses, but the middle one is crossways. However, the kitchen & bathroom faucets all worked as did the shower, and all three had both hot and cold water. The only thing I noticed was that there seemed to be very little water pressure in the bathroom sink faucets. Is this system different from what is described in the manual? Should I leave the middle valve as is or turn it in-line as the others? (I was going to try it during the weekend but since everything was working I was hesitant to do so.)
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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Purchased a barely-used 2013 21SS a few weeks ago. The previous owners left all the owner's manuals, etc. in them, but they don't seem to be very specific about a lot of things. (Found out most of what I know from a series of Roo walk-through videos on YouTube.) One question about the water system - one of the manuals showed the 3 valves on the water system near the hot water heater. It said that all 3 valves should be parallel/in-line with the hoses for the system to be completely open. To bypass the hot water heater, the valves should all be perpendicular/crossways to the line. When I looked at the valves, the top & bottom ones are turned in-line with the hoses, but the middle one is crossways. However, the kitchen & bathroom faucets all worked as did the shower, and all three had both hot and cold water. The only thing I noticed was that there seemed to be very little water pressure in the bathroom sink faucets. Is this system different from what is described in the manual? Should I leave the middle valve as is or turn it in-line as the others? (I was going to try it during the weekend but since everything was working I was hesitant to do so.)
The valves are aligned correctly. Otherwise cold would mix with hot and not enter the tank, leave them as is. The problem in the front is probably fine crud in the strainer of the faucet. Happens to many. Forget those U-tubes, next winter block the hot and cold attachments to tank and then open the bypass. Water will flow past the tank.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:45 PM   #3
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The valves are set to normal operation as they are now. If the valve handle is in line with the water line, it's in the open position. Perpendicular is closed. When you winterize you want to isolate the water heater so you turn the valves the opposite of the way they are now.
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