Water Heater bypass valve
My suburban water heater has a bypass(shutoff) valve on the cold water side. There is a lot of elbo's, and tee's in the plumbing, which is under the sink, in a cabinet in the kitchen. I have a a small persistant drip in one of the fittings, on the cold water line. I don't winterize my fifth wheel, as it is stored inside when not being used. My question is, can I do away with all the excess plumbing, and the shut off valve, and hook my cold supply line, and hot return line directly to the water heater? Thanks for any help.