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Old 11-02-2015, 09:38 PM   #1
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Winterizing the New Roo (Oh My So Easy)

We did our final campout this weekend at Normandy Farms. I have my final week of vacation, so perfect time to winterize Bertha. I am a belt and suspenders man, so blow and pink stuff for me. I already had a home made blow out adapter, so I just got some tubing and a barbed nipple to make a antifreeze suck tube. Also made a water filter bypass. Well winterizing this thing is a piece of cake with the factory setup.

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I used up 2 gallons, including pouring a bunch down each P trap. I had bought 3 when we had a 20 degree night a few weeks back, where I blew out the lines and added some to the P traps. So, I got 2/3 of a gallon left.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:05 PM   #2
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Looks great!
We're off on a four day weekend later this week but that exercise isn't far away for us either.
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Old 11-04-2015, 01:47 PM   #3
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I did mine last week, felt good and bad at the same time. It's gonna be a long winter.


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I was winterizing my Roo today. Removed filter. Emptied hot water tank. Switched bypass valves. Switched pump input to anti-freeze line. I also emptied all 3 tanks and the low point drains and blew everything out. I closed the three drains.

When I pumped in the anti-freeze I got nothing coming out the hot water side of any faucet. Is that normal? The plug is out of the hot water tank so I know it is not going there? Does using the bypass valves effectively switch the system to all cold?
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I was winterizing my Roo today. Removed filter. Emptied hot water tank. Switched bypass valves. Switched pump input to anti-freeze line. I also emptied all 3 tanks and the low point drains and blew everything out. I closed the three drains.

When I pumped in the anti-freeze I got nothing coming out the hot water side of any faucet. Is that normal? The plug is out of the hot water tank so I know it is not going there? Does using the bypass valves effectively switch the system to all cold?
Doublecheck the 3 bypass valves on the hot water side. You should get AF on both sides.
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Doublecheck the 3 bypass valves on the hot water side. You should get AF on both sides.
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The valves should look something like this. Closed position is when the handle is perpendicular to the water line. Open position is when the handle is parallel to the water line.

In this picture the valves on the cold and hot lines are closed and the valve on the bypass line between them is open.
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It is possible that you have all 3 valves closed at the HW bypass. If you have a 3-valve bypass system, the cold-in should be in the off position, the center valve open, and the hot-out closed. This will allow antifreeze to bypass the heater.
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water filter bypass

got a 16 shamrock 233s, was wondering what to do so i didnt have to use anti freeze to fill the water filter housing.
is there a bypass on there factory installed or was that added after?
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Old 11-06-2015, 12:16 PM   #10
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got a 16 shamrock 233s, was wondering what to do so i didnt have to use anti freeze to fill the water filter housing.
is there a bypass on there factory installed or was that added after?
There is no factory water filter bypass. I use the Camco 12" water heater bypass. It also gives you the option to bypass the filter if it clogs up. But, if your water source is clogging your filter, you may not want to bypass it.

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