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Old 12-07-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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No Anode in our water heater ???

Is that normal on a Monaco of our vintage ?
All that's there is a plastic plug !

And where is the heater bypass valve ?
hidden behind the panel or access it from the closet inside ???

(They THOUGHT they could hide the fresh water tank drain, but fooled them, I found it hidden behind the black water dump valve )
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Is that normal on a Monaco of our vintage?
All that's there is a plastic plug !
And where is the heater bypass valve ?
hidden behind the panel or access it from the closet inside ???
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Atwood RV water heaters do not use an anode rod, (only a plastic plug).

"Water heater bypass valves", (if a coach has a "water heater bypass system"), are normally located on the back side of the RV water heater, (not accessible from the outside of the coach).

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There is the possibility that you don't have a bypass installed on your coach. Mine doesn't
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Thanks Gentlemen !

Learning something everytime I look at that thing

Wonder why the site glass in the door - it's like 7 foot in the air !
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And does that mean I need 10 gallons of red stuff?
I will try to do just the cold side but ????
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Is that normal on a Monaco of our vintage ?
All that's there is a plastic plug !

And where is the heater bypass valve ?
hidden behind the panel or access it from the closet inside ???

(They THOUGHT they could hide the fresh water tank drain, but fooled them, I found it hidden behind the black water dump valve )
As others have said the Attwood water heater does not require an anode rod because of the material the tank is made of. Look for an outside compartment next to the water heater and open the door.Look on the wall next to the water heater for a access door that opens allowing you to reach in behind the water heater. That is where the bypass valve is located on our coach. I can't imagine that Monaco would not install a bypass valve.

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My 2000 Dynasty did not have one. The previous owner got two fittings and a piece of pex pipe to connect the two pipes together to winterize. Remember to pull the plastic plug to drain tank if winterizing.
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