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Old 12-03-2020, 06:37 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! Hoping someone can help a newbie. Trying to determine which way the valves on my water heater need to be directed for normal use vs winterized setting. Iíve been getting contradicting answers on line. Pic is how they are currently set. Thanks!!!

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Hi everyone! Hoping someone can help a newbie. Trying to determine which way the valves on my water heater need to be directed for normal use vs winterized setting. I’ve been getting contradicting answers on line. Pic is how they are currently set. Thanks!!!

Ps sorry for the pic being sideways, not sure how to rotate

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They are positioned now for normal use. Turn both 90 degrees for winterization/bypass


Also see post #4 in this thread for your setup.


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Since you stated you are a newbie, this thread may also help and is aimed at some of the more common things new owners need help on. It will have many thread links including the one I posted above.


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https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ts-157524.html
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Thanks for the info! Appreciate the additional links
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Hi everyone! Hoping someone can help a newbie. Trying to determine which way the valves on my water heater need to be directed for normal use vs winterized setting. I’ve been getting contradicting answers on line. Pic is how they are currently set. Thanks!!!

Ps sorry for the pic being sideways, not sure how to rotate

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The valves are not on/off valves they are diverted valves. Either in use or by-pass. The handles are on line with and tell the direction.
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Get some of those manila card-stock tags and draw the position of the valves on it, Summer on one side, Winter on the other. Hang it on the top hot water line with string or zip tie on the back of the water heater. I've done it for every rv I've owned.
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Get some of those manila card-stock tags and draw the position of the valves on it, Summer on one side, Winter on the other. Hang it on the top hot water line with string or zip tie on the back of the water heater. I've done it for every rv I've owned.

That's a pretty neat idea.
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Get some of those manila card-stock tags and draw the position of the valves on it, Summer on one side, Winter on the other. Hang it on the top hot water line with string or zip tie on the back of the water heater. I've done it for every rv I've owned.
Very cool idea, thanks!
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