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Old 11-04-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Winterizing

Lot's of threads popping up on this, I'm sure, but with an old lady like mine... I drained the fresh water, ran the faucets until dry,& took the nut out of the water heater, releasing the water. We currently don't have an air compressor. I'm wondering, should I wait until hubby gets an air compressor, could be a couple weeks, or just go ahead and put pink stuff in the fresh water tank and run my faucets until pink comes out? I'm not sure where to find a bypass for the water heater as we didn't see anything that looked like one on the back where we opened the nut to let the water out of the tank. I have a friend Charlie who suggested the bypass may be under the back diner seat/bed on the inside of the camper where the water heater is, but what would that even look like?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:42 PM   #2
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The WH bypass is on the BACK of the WH, on the inside of the unit. Get it's location from the outside, then go in to the same spot. It's there. It's just a few valves.
If it's going to freeze, go ahead and winterize it.
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These are turn offs like on a water line...correct?
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They are valves that direct flow.
The cold valve will send water either to the WH or the bypass line.
The hot valve will take water from either the WH or the bypass line and send it to the hot line.
There may be an on/off valve in between.
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Not seeing anything like that here. So in the event I have no bypass for the water heater, and it appears nothing as sophisticated as a device to suck a solution into the city water inlet... just pour my pink stuff into the fresh water tank and run faucets etc? until they run pink, dump pink into sinks and toilet?





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Not seeing anything like that here. So in the event I have no bypass for the water heater, and it appears nothing as sophisticated as a device to suck a solution into the city water inlet... just pour my pink stuff into the fresh water tank and run faucets etc? until they run pink, dump pink into sinks and toilet?




Oh, you've got an older trailer with the old gray PEX. Nope, no bypass there.
Personally, we just blow them out with air. Quicker and easier and cheaper.
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Thanks. Yup... like I said, she's a good old gal!
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