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Old 10-08-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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Hot water bypass

Starting the winterization process (boo boo). I drained my hot water heater, the low water valve and fresh tank valve (not sure of the difference between low valve and the fresh tank valve.) If I blow out the lines before closing the bypass on the hot water heater will that give me a better results? And what exactly is the difference between the valve on the bottom of the freshwater tank and the valve on the side of the tank in the wheel well? Thanks!!

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Old 10-08-2015, 08:48 PM   #2
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The white plastic valve between the wheels will drain your fresh water tank. The two radiator type valves sticking out below the belly pan are low point drains for your hot & cold water lines.

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Hot water bypass

Yes, blow out the lines with the bypass in its normal configuration, and then put it in its bypass configuration. That removes the water between the valves and the tank. I typically blow out lines one valve at a time. So once the water heater is done, I start at the kitchen sink. Turn on the air pressure and blow out the cold, then the hot, and then the rinse hose. Then I go to the shower and do the same, next the bathroom sink, then the toilet and rinse hose, outside to the outside water valve, and finally to the hot and cold low water valves.

Keeping the hot water bypass closed, I reverse the process adding RV Antifreeze in the same process one valve at a time in the same order.

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Thanks Jack, very well said and systematic _ I like it!!
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