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Old 11-11-2009, 01:04 PM   #113
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John HD, Am about to use this process for winterizing, but am not sure about the correct postion of the valve you reference. In my case it is set parallel to the floor and "in line" to the hoses. This is how it has been left for normal pump use. Is that correct when attempting to draw the antifreeze? Jack
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Old 11-11-2009, 02:27 PM   #114
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... not sure about the correct postion of the valve you reference. In my case it is set parallel to the floor and "in line" to the hoses...
see post #6 in early in this thread for the water heater BYPASS valve positions...

otherwise one will just FILL the water heater with pink stuff.
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the camco kit valve has 3 positions....

-FULL OFF to the fresh water line AND side extension hose
-connected/flow from the fresh water line
-connected/flow from PINK stuff bottle

this is ON the package instructions, but a SIMPLE test is to...

turn ON the pump and place a finger over the clear hose end.

turn 3 way knob until SUCTION is felt at the hose end.

then stick the hose in the bottle of PINK stuff...

there is a PICTURE of this PINK STUFF process in post 13 below...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f445...-fb-36644.html

and more help (or confusion) here...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f458...mbi-36580.html

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sorry 4 the misdirect in the last post.

the PHOTOS of the 3 way valve are in post #24 and 41 (not 13) in this thread...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f445...-fb-36644.html

(it helps to ZOOM pics to see the turn cock knob in action...

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Old 11-11-2009, 08:15 PM   #116
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Simply Complicated

Ok - I have NO problem understanding the 3 valves for a HW bypass but HOW does this mess work? With only 3 lines I can't seem to figure out how this will block inlet and outlet in the bypass mode while letting water pump past the WH?

How about a more basic question...Anyone got a 'destruction manual for this thing? As the photo shows, the label is not readable. In the position shown hot water works fine, I flip the handle - the flow never gets hot.

Beyond that I simply guessing it's a bypass valve since the 1991 documentation is SOOOOO detailed.
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...Anyone got a 'destruction manual for this thing?
As the photo shows, the label is not readable.
In the position shown hot water works fine, I flip the handle - the flow never gets hot...
cool KNOB hiho'

wag, this is NOT oem (but then again your trailer was built by burnt out hippies in the 90s...)

wag #2 it's a 3 way ball valve,

since 3 pipes appear 2 connect 2 the blue junction box.

so depending on if the ball is drilled as a T or L there are several water flow combinations...

here's a pic of the typical options.

who's up for a 3 way?

the flow is likely along this pattern...

1. handle UP causes roof leaks
2. handle DOWN causes floor leaks
3. handle HORIZONTAL causes window leaks..



if this doesn' help U may need to consult one of those guys with...

low riding jeans and a butt crack showing.

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Old 11-12-2009, 12:30 AM   #118
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hiho,

yeah that's a new one, my 1992 is different as my photos show.

i guess you will just have to experiment and write some notes in your manual.

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:00 PM   #119
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Hi John,

what make and model compressor are you using? Can you post directions on how you created your own adaptor?


We are contemplating our options for winterizing. We are in Oregon and want to use our '70 Overlander into November. We are not fond of the antifreeze, even if it is listed as 'non-toxic', we found the anti-freeze flavor stayed in our water system for a while.

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Old 09-07-2010, 11:23 PM   #120
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Blow out plugs can be found at most RV stores.
http://www.campingworld.com/search/i...d&Nty=1&Ntpc=1

You may not be able to find one where I live.
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Ah, that time is coming again (except for Richard, et al.). Saturday morning is supposed to be 37˚ here. Winterizing comes after 2 more trips at the end of October—earlier than the past 2 years when we went into mid November and early December.

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What compressor are you using? What has NOT worked?

Thks

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any air compressor that is NOT spraying machinery OIL into the air line will work.

for a 70s trailer do not pressurize over 40-60 psi.

so the compressor needs a reasonably accurate display and some adjustability.

open one fixture at a time after draining the tank and low water valves and by passing the water heater (also drained)...

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Old 09-09-2010, 08:47 AM   #124
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My water heater documentation says it is designed to have a gallon or two at the bottom of the tank and freezing won't hurt it. It also says it's a good idea to flush out the water because it gets rusty.

60 lbs pressure is the limit, but on Airstreams with a built in pressure regulator, will it regulate air as well as water?

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the person posting in 119 and 122 has a 1970 trailer...

more copper, no pex and somewhat different plumbing and OEM specs.

((unless the plumbing is REdone or modified from 40 years ago))

the newer trailers with PEX are pressure tested to 90 psi at the factory.

older units were not tested to THIS LEVEL of pressure

and no the inline pressure regulator is NOT a reliable way...

to protect from over pressurization.

in fact blowing OUT the lines in newer streams is really UNnecessary.

use the techniques described IN the owners manual,

the folks in j/c don't just IMAGINE this stuff although some of it seems like fiction.

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Old 09-09-2010, 02:11 PM   #126
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After draining the hot water tank I use a siphon/blow gun and can get most of the water and other sediment out of the bottom of the hot water tank.
I use a tool like this one with a small hose attached. It may be overkill but only takes a few minutes.
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...2&blockType=G2
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