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Old 12-29-2020, 07:55 PM   #1
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How to turn water heater on Cottage

New owner setting it up now. The illustrations donít match my configuration. How do I fill the water heater so I can turn it on.

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Old 12-29-2020, 08:13 PM   #2
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You have a residential water heater with a block valve (Top) and a 3-way valve (Bottom).
First thing you need to do is close the brass drain valve on the very bottom. Then Open the block valve on then top (P.S. It's open in the photo), and then turn the bottom 3-way valve so that the handle is inline with the water inlet line (90ļ from where it is now).

Then turn on the water and go open a hot water faucet until water runs out. Just to be safe, I'd open them all one at a time.

Then turn on the power to it.

P.S. You can crack open the T&P valve to make sure the tank is full, but it's going to splash water out the pipe, so be ready for it.
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Old 12-29-2020, 09:18 PM   #3
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Thanks that helps a lot.

When I run the hot Iím getting a lot of foam with a pink tint. I dewinterized it and perhaps introduced some anti-freeze into the hot water tank. Do you think I should turn the water off to the water heater, drain in from the drain valve and fill it up again?
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Old 12-30-2020, 10:02 AM   #4
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That wouldn't be a bad idea, or you could just leave a hot water faucet open until the water clears up, and then turn the power on.
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