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Old 09-27-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Question Water Heater Bypass

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I have a 2013 ROO 23SS, which I purchased new in May, 2012.

I'm going to winterize myself with the compressed air method. I understand how that process works, but am confused which water heater valves are the by-pass ones, and what position is the "bypass" position. My owners manual states the bypass valve is located near the water heater incoming lines. How can you tell which lines are incoming vs. outgoing?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:22 PM   #3
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Considering how many posters have asked this same question, how difficult would it be for FR to simply color code the inlet and outlet valves one color and the bypass valve a different color?

They could also make a simple diagram and place it near the WH lines showing the inlet/outlet valves by color as well as the bypass valve by color along with a directional arrow impressed on each valve showing when each valve is open (inline) and closed (crossed) on the diagram.

How simple could it be? I realize that each model line may be different and the diagrams would also have to be different,but it shouldn't take a Rocket Scientist to do this.

Just call it Customer Service.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:28 PM   #4
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the outlet comes out of the top of the wh. if u have just one valve just change the position and u have it. that would block the water going into the bottom and open a bypass around straight to the outlet. a check valve stops it from going back into the top. (this kind of valve has three lines tied to it and looks like a "t" made with a valve in it...ie a three way valve).
if you have 3 valves, just block both valves that lead to the water heater and open the bypass between the two lines.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:39 PM   #5
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If you're blowing out the lines with compressed air you don't need to bypass the water heater. Only need to bypass if you are filling the lines with antifreeze.
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:45 PM   #6
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Herk? Are you out there? This is a good one for you!!
I think the proper tip would be,(Go to top green section and click on)(Library and go to Winterizing your RV Water system. There is a very good Video on the subject of (Water Heaters) Youroo!!!
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Old 09-27-2013, 06:46 PM   #7
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Should only be one t valve, turning it up(so the lever is north and south) "should" be the bypass position. It is on mine.
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Should only be one t valve, turning it up(so the lever is north and south) "should" be the bypass position. It is on mine.
And wouldn't having a directional arrow on the valve (s) along with a simple diagram showing what you are saying be helpful?
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Old 09-27-2013, 07:00 PM   #9
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You'd think... also, that t valve is next to water heater cold water line
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