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Old 05-01-2015, 02:40 PM   #1
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Water heater bypass. Roo 231kks

Does anyone know if the bypass is located in the back storage compartment? There is nothing in the water heater compartment on the trailers left side. It looks nothing like the one pictured in the instruction book, which I find pretty much useless at this point. I did find 3 valves near the water heater in the back compartment. I hope this picture helps. Should they be vertical or horizontal? Once again thanks for all the help!Click image for larger version

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Old 05-01-2015, 03:19 PM   #2
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Yes, the bypass is in the back storage compartment behind the false panel. The closed valve toward the bottom of the picture looks to it. The cold line is going into one side of the valve and the hot line (red) is on the other side of the valve. Its closed in the picture. The hot water outlet from the WH is the top valve, and its open. Can't the cold water inlet to the heater going in the bottom.
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Old 05-01-2015, 03:27 PM   #3
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The three valves are indeed for the hwh bypass. In normal operation the two valves in the hot and cold line are open (like the one on the top). The valve between the hot and cold line is closed (like in your photo) hope that helps.
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:10 PM   #4
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So what I need to know is... I'm flushing out the pink winterizer. Do I change the valves or leave them alone? How should they look when I'm all done? My old trailer didn't have this shut off. Thanks for your help. Sue
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:19 PM   #5
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Sue, normal operation would have the blue open to the tank, red heated water allowed to leave the tank and the blue/red valve (bypass) is left closed.
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Old 05-01-2015, 04:20 PM   #6
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You should flush antifreeze before un bypassing wh.

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To flush out the anti freeze, the valve between the hot and cold need to be open and the other two should be closed (at a right angle to the piping it's on). We can't see the bottom valve but it looks like the top valve - hot is open, and the valve in the middle is closed. Should be three valves total.
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Perhaps this will help from another post
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Perfect, I think I finally got it! Now out to the camper with labels and a sharpie. Thanks again !!!!
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:12 PM   #10
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But by the looks of your pic the bypass is closed, and there may be pink in the tank that needs flushed. I would remove the anode rod, not a bad idea to check it anyway, and if any pink drains then flush the WH tank to.
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