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Old 07-29-2020, 06:27 PM   #1
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Bounder Hot Water Heater Bypass

Asking if anyone with a hot water bypass valve installed in their later model Bounder could shoot me a picture of how the plumbing and valve is configured. Thanks in advance.

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Asking if anyone with a hot water bypass valve installed in their later model Bounder could shoot me a picture of how the plumbing and valve is configured. Thanks in advance.

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Not sure what you mean by "later model". Mine is a 2020 and they made it as simple as could be. One 90-degree valve, located in the drawer beneath the silverware drawer in the kitchen. There is none of the usual "make sure these two valves are closed while the third one is open" stuff. You can't even see the valves, etc., without taking out a panel, which doesn't look to be easily done. Does your 2014 not look like this?
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Not sure what you mean by "later model". Mine is a 2020 and they made it as simple as could be. One 90-degree valve, located in the drawer beneath the silverware drawer in the kitchen. There is none of the usual "make sure these two valves are closed while the third one is open" stuff. You can't even see the valves, etc., without taking out a panel, which doesn't look to be easily done. Does your 2014 not look like this?
This is what it looks like in the Bounder.
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This is what it looks like in the Bounder.
Got it. This is all we see in the new version.



What is it you are trying to do with it?
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The first picture looks just like the one in my 1999 bounder.
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confirm it's hooked up correctly. I do not believe the valve is installed correctly. The pic above shows the valve is set to bypass yet I get hot water. When I set it to "regular", no hot water. Weird.
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The first picture looks just like the one in my 1999 bounder.
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Would you please post a pic? TIA
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confirm it's hooked up correctly. I do not believe the valve is installed correctly. The pic above shows the valve is set to bypass yet I get hot water. When I set it to "regular", no hot water. Weird.
I tried looking at mine but it was next to impossible. Is it possible that the paper tag on it got put on 90 degrees incorrectly? That might be why it's operating reversed from expectations.
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That sure is a strange bit of plumbing! Does not look like factory work either. Normally just the single 3-way valve (labeled bypass) is all that would be used in a 2014. The two lower shut-offs would not be present, or at least have nothing to do with heater bypass.


I would not trust the labeling on that tag, though. Too easy to rotate the tag and give a false impression.


If the only problem is that the tag doesn't match what really happens, change the tag.
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3 way valve
Cold in thru bottom connection and then for 'NORMAL use.......goes to right BLue Line to water heater


For 'BYPASS" use the cold comes in thru bottom connection and then to Left into Red Line


Move lever accordingly and RELABEL how it functions.




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The 2 vlaves at bottom of picture
Cold Water LOW POINT Drain
HOT Water LOW POINT Drain
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3 way valve
Cold in thru bottom connection and then for 'NORMAL use.......goes to right BLue Line to water heater


For 'BYPASS" use the cold comes in thru bottom connection and then to Left into Red Line


Move lever accordingly and RELABEL how it functions.




NOTE:
The 2 valves at bottom of picture
Cold Water LOW POINT Drain
HOT Water LOW POINT Drain
Thanks - it occurred to me the handle might be on wrong lol. I'll make that fix. Yes the low point drains are the bottom valves. Thanks for your insight. Appreciate it.
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