I have a valve next to my water heater that I thought was my hot water bypass, but it's just the shutoff for the toilet
I installed a water pump diverter so that I can suck RV antifreeze straight into the water pump rather than have to try and fill the fresh water tank with antifreeze, but I realized after sucking about 4 gallons of the antifreeze that it was just filling up the water heater which I had already drained.
I have blown out the pipes in the past (my old trailer, a Prowler), and I could try that, but I usually ran antifreeze first, then blew out.
I have to leave on a trip Monday morning, so installing a water heater bypass may be out of the question.
Does anyone know where the inlets and outlets for the water heater are on a 1975 31' Sovereign
center bath? I think they may be on the back of the tank (the side facing the toilet) but I'm not sure. I'd have to take off the panel with the bathroom fan next to the toilet to get access.
What would you all do? I suppose I could buy 8 more gallons of the pink stuff and just fill the hot water tank completely up... That would be about $40 bucks more to complete the job. Then again if I start dinking with things and drain the water heater again, there's 4 gallons gone, so perhaps I should bite the bullet and just fill 'er up this time, and install the bypass next time. Then again, it's hypothetically possible that the bypass is there, I just can't see it....