Originally Posted by nelly101
Hey all, never had to unwinterize our 8312ss before, and this year it's up to me. What do i need to do for the hot water bypass? is there 2 valves? 1? i was there when the guy winterized it, so i remember we took the filter out, so do i put that in first and then turn the valves? Or wait till everything is drained? And then put the filter back?
Thanks in advance.
Fill up your fresh water tank with city water.
Turn on your pump and flush all sinks both hot and cold water lines then toilet.
After you totally get fresh clear water out of them you can move to your hot water heater that should have 3 valves.
1 for fresh water in
1 for hot water out
1 bypass valve between the two
Turn the water in valve on
Turn the hot water out on
Turn the bypass off.
Then go to your sink and turn hot water side on until you have water and no air coming out.
This may take some time as the hot water tank needs to be filled up all the way.
Take a look at this generic picture of the valves.
You can if you want add a 1/2 cup of bleech into the fresh water tank and flush it also thru the complete system until you get odor free water.
I'm sure other may have mor efor you.