So I took the Pop up out for the first time this season. I am not new to this but this time I forgot something rather simple.
All weekend I noticed that the hot water was not very hot at all. It was actually only lukewarm. I could hear the hot water heater kicking on an running. I opened the outside access door and it had a nice strong flame. It was just not getting very hot. I search all over for a thermostat setting. Could not find anything. It worked fine last year over Columbus day. I was mystified.
I was using the free CG internet and only had one hour a day. On the second day , I finally decided to do a search here to help out. And sure enough our good friends here had helped out another poster previously.
I forgot to shut off the by pass valve!!!!! It was mixing the cold with warm! I felt so stupid. When I de-winterized it, I opened up all the valves. I forgot that one must open the warm and cold valves but shut off the by pass valve.
I do not think I will make that mistake again. LOL.
So beware of the valve.