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Old 03-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Muddypaws View Post
Accidents happen. Over the 40 something years we've been RVing we've managed to toast several heating elements. And replaced at least 3 check valves.

Neither of them on our current rig. Yet.
Been Rv'ing over 55 years now, have only toasted one element and Newmar kindly replaced it under warranty. In fact, some of my old rigs didn't even have a WH!! Put a pot on the stove when hot water was needed.

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:29 PM   #16
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Thinking the existence of a check valve on the lower inlet to the hot water heater tank may vary from model year to year. Pretty sure my hot water tank will drain if I open the the low-point drain valves in the tank dump area--that suggests the ck valve on the inlet on my 03 is either non-existent or not working...HUMMMMM???????

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Old 03-28-2013, 08:32 PM   #17
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OS ... FWIW, I removed the guts from the hot water output check valve but the low point drain valves will NOT drain the hot water tank. I always have to pull the anode plug to drain that tank. Just sayin' .....
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Old 03-28-2013, 08:50 PM   #18
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Bc.....This could be--I learn something about Alpines everyday......usually after I break it....
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Thanks for the info.

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