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Old 10-29-2003, 01:40 PM   #1
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What's under the bed?


I have some valves under the bed of my MH that I need to figure out what they are. If anyone can help identify what the valves could be that'll help me since I haven't had this thing long enough to know how to drain the plumbing or anything. If these all turn out to be drain valves, then I still haven't found everything I'm looking for yet. Ex: I don't know where to find a bypass for the water heater (based on the manual).

My manual shows some limited info on the plumbing but doesn't seem to be much help in finding the key features. It's one manual for several different configurations and sizes.

Here's some of my guesses on what they are: I'm going to be opening them up soon and see what happens ;-).

A. Cold water pipes drain?

B. Hot water pipes drain?

C. Fresh water tank drain.

D. Unknown thing. Could it be a check valve?

E. Unknown thing. Possibly a solenoid for the auto-fill feature.

F. Pipe coming from outer city water inlet (maybe)? City water inlet is on the left at the rear of the MH. I notice this pipe is on the high pressure side of the pump and think it's going to a hidden check valve somewhere then to the inlet.

Would appreciate any help identifying what I have under the bed.

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Old 10-29-2003, 02:28 PM   #2
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F: = city water inlet, there is a check valve in the pump to prevent the city water pressure from filling the tank.

D: Looks like a check valve to me.

B: Hot water drain, but I do not know where the pipe comes from.

A: Correct, cold water drain.

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Old 10-29-2003, 05:12 PM   #3
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What's under your bed is neater than what's under mine!
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Old 10-29-2003, 06:11 PM   #4
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Thanks again Brett. Some day I'll have something to give back to the group. As always, you've been a great help!

And Fred, your under bed compartment is just fine as long as there's no leaks. Wait to see what mine will look like after a few repairs. It probably won't look so good any more. BTW: This area is just half the bed space. There's another huge compartment on the other side of the tank....for the drawer to fill up of coarse.

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Old 10-29-2003, 06:35 PM   #5
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Oh god the horor!!! Only thing undr my bed id the wheel well and of course some mouse pooo.
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