Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-24-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 9
Water Line and Water Heater help....

I have a 1993 Cobra Cordoba. She's old but she gets the job done. I've remodeled 80%+ of the interior to get rid of that ugly late 80s blue everything they put in this thing!

I had some water line issues because I wasn't winterized one year because I was still using it. In doing so I've had to replace some stuff along the lines. Now i'm to the water heater. The heater is still good but I am in need of the bypass valves that can shut the water off to the heater but still allow it to flow past it.... I can't find these things anywhere! any links would be greatly appreciated!


Also, I would like to take the anode rod out because i'm sure after 20yrs its due for replacement. I'm scared of breaking the tank or messing it up, any and all suggestions for getting it out without replacing the hot water heater would be greatly appreciated!

As I work though it to get it ready for the little bit of summer use I'm sure Ill have more questions that come along but for now that is it.

Thanks again in advance everyone!
__________________

__________________
okcableguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 15
Check out E Bay under rv parts, they also sell a socket for the anode rod also then just move it both ways till you get it out.
__________________

__________________
AKrvman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 12:31 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
homeless's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: http://binged.it/1KdDqKO
Posts: 2,316
Blog Entries: 1
Howdy

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=...r+bypass+valve
__________________
homeless is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 01:16 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 9
ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!!

google wasn't being very nice to me today i guess!!!!


Is there a "special socket" for that or can i just use any socket??
__________________
okcableguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 01:57 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 9
nevermind.... found a video online with a regular socket... just need to work at it a bit more.

and i was just outbid on ebay for my valves and line so off to buy one off amazon that is the same thing for cheaper lol
__________________
okcableguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 05:20 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
GaryKD's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 12,322
Hi okcableguy,
Consider using some penetrating lubricant that one sprays on and lets set over night.
__________________
Gary
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 05:56 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by GaryKD View Post
Hi okcableguy,
Consider using some penetrating lubricant that one sprays on and lets set over night.
Will do... need to get it above 12* outside first
__________________
okcableguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 07:36 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Dave78Chief's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,513
Hope you did get a RV Water Heater Bypass kit and not just the valve
rv water heater bypass kit | eBay

Dave
__________________
Dave in Virginia
1978 Winnebago Chieftain
Dodge M400 - 440-3
Classic Winnebago Site: http://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php
Dave78Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 08:07 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
scenic route's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,767
In addition to the penetrating goo, some times with these aluminum fittings, it helps to tighten and then try to loosen the fitting. If that doesn't' work, you might 'tap' the fitting with a 'light' hammer to help break loose the crud. Do not do this with a mini sledge or with a heavy blow...don't want to break anything.
__________________
Jan and Bob

RIP 'Squeaky'
scenic route is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 08:33 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
TonyDi's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
Posts: 10,456


Glad to meet you!
__________________
Tony & Ruth........... FMCA#F416727
Newmar Dutch Star 4320, Spartan MM Chassis, Cat C9, Jeep Grand Cherokee Hemi, Blue Ox Aventa LX, and Brake Buddy. TST 507 TPMS
TonyDi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2014, 08:54 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Elf111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ft wayne Indiana
Posts: 478
Easy to make your own bypass it consists of two half inch t's and three shutoff valves cut both hot and cold lines to heater connect t's in both lines run a line between the two t's with one shutoff in that line attach a shutoff to each of the end of the t's and reconnect to heater. With hot and cold lines closed and center valve open you have bypassed your heater.
__________________
Elf111 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2014, 04:37 AM   #12
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 307
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elf111 View Post
Easy to make your own bypass it consists of two half inch t's and three shutoff valves cut both hot and cold lines to heater connect t's in both lines run a line between the two t's with one shutoff in that line attach a shutoff to each of the end of the t's and reconnect to heater. With hot and cold lines closed and center valve open you have bypassed your heater.


That's what I was going to suggest, just make your own.

Cableguy, am I reading you correctly? are you in OKC? If you are, I have a pipe tap to chase the threads of the anode rod you're welcome to use if you want too.
__________________

__________________
malexander is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
heater, water, water heater



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Custom Fresh Water Auto-Fill System Dr4Film RV Systems & Appliances 9 12-22-2015 09:22 PM
Dreaded water heater check valve replair.... Davel Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 7 07-10-2014 04:47 PM
Water line to toilet / commode '97 Eagle AZPops Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 3 01-26-2014 11:29 PM
Water Heater bypass valve dogbate1 RV Systems & Appliances 5 01-21-2014 08:29 AM
Cold water line to shower frozen Ruddog RV Systems & Appliances 10 01-19-2014 06:28 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:55 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.