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Old 01-19-2022, 08:18 PM   #1
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Replacing Broken Water Pipes

Hello all, hope this message finds you well.

We had a colder than normal time here around Christmas here in the PNW. My pipes froze and burst. I have replaced them enough to be able to have cold and hot water again and of course I have wrapped them with warming cables. But two questions.

We are in a 1999 Bounder 34V on an F-53 chassis.
Someone has come in before a replaced original piping with this valve in the picture. The little placard (red arrow) states that it's to bypass the hot water heater. Do I need to keep this valve here?

If I need to keep this valve here, do you know what the adapter (green arrow) is called so that I can buy new ones? Goes from 1/2" cpvc to 1/2" female threaded.

Thank you all for your input.
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Old 01-19-2022, 08:26 PM   #2
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Personally, I would keep the valve. It enables winterization without filling the water heater with gallons of the pink stuff. You should be able to take the old fitting to a home improvement or hardware store and match it up with another.
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Old 01-19-2022, 08:29 PM   #3
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I'm an idiot. I didn't even think to take it in and ask. I need to get some sleep lol.

So the valve helps to empty the hot water tank?
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Old 01-19-2022, 08:43 PM   #4
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The valve BYPASSES the water heater ----cold water goes from inet line to hot outlet line
Question is>......cold inlet to WH Tank needs a shutoff valve and hot out from WH Tank needs a shutoff valve on hot line or at least a check valve in hot outlet so when Bypass valve is used nothing goes into the WH Tank

WH Tank can then be drained via the drain plug in outside compartment


Home Depot/Lowes/ACE Hardware etc will have the needed fitting/adapter to stop that leak




****That capped stub pipe below the Bypass Valve is a LOW Point trap of water that will freeze/burst pipe
Should have a shutoff valve with pipe extended down thru "hole' in floor so the plumbing line can be drained
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Old 01-19-2022, 09:05 PM   #5
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Great. Thank you too for the much needed info. I'll put a valve down there too.
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If you redo this again, use PEX. It can handle some freezing. I'd still winterize, but I froze it once solid and yet everything was good once I unthawed it. Connectors, valves,pump are the big concern then.
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Agreed on Pex. Had a house burst some pipes in a spot that wasn’t well insulated. Plumber redid it all in PEX and even with colder weather it did fine. Our previous TT also had all Pex and didn’t get fully winterized every time because we camped regularly; only issues I had there with freezing was in the toilet or the elbow connectors. The Pex itself flexes and expands quite a bit.
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Old 01-23-2022, 12:08 AM   #8
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Thank you so much. I did replace it with cpvc and would like to replace all of them eventually with pex. I didn't buy pex because I wasn't sure if I could replace only some of them with pex while everything else is cpvc.
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In the long run PEX is really economical, if you hit Ebay you can pick up all the fittings and everything you need for a decent price. I just did a two bedroom two bath for less than $400, and that included $100 for 5 frost free sill cocks. It also included fully manifolding the system with shut of valves on each circuit. I used all brass fittings with the copper crimp rings, stay away from the stainless steel that crimp by pinching a bump on the side. I have experience with them leaking especially on hot water lines. you can pick up the full circle crimpers on ebay for cheap.
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