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Old 04-05-2019, 11:26 AM   #21
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So, the water tank has filled with water and now I'm getting just a slow trickle out of the kitchen faucet. The pump is on and is functioning. When I had the water heater tank bypass valves closed, there was good pressure at the kitchen faucet.
The last time we used our coach it seemed to take a long time for water pressure to build up, all that I can suggest is to keep bleeding air out of faucets and fiddling with that valve. Trying again with a link to your owner's manual in case you do not have one yet:

http://campkahler.com/airstream/310/...ers-manual.pdf
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Old 04-05-2019, 12:36 PM   #22
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Yes, the switch is hard to see in the photo. It is a red switch surrounded by a black housing. I put a 1/2" plug in the water heater tank drain and opened the bypass valving. So, the water tank has filled with water and now I'm getting just a slow trickle out of the kitchen faucet. The pump is on and is functioning. When I had the water heater tank bypass valves closed, there was good pressure at the kitchen faucet.

Any ideas why the pressure would drop once I open the bypass valves?

The water heater seems to be functioning fine. The burner tube has flame.

Thank you
Your bypass valves should be closed during normal operation. They are used (open) during winterization if you use rv antifreeze in your pipes. They are there so you don't fill the water heater tank with the antifreeze. Personally I don't use antifreeze in my pipes to winterize. So if you have good pressure when the bypass valves are closed, close them for normal operation. That's the correct position of the valves.
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:02 PM   #23
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Okay, I'll try them in the closed position. I was thinking that the bypass meant the water would not go into the water heater tank and therefore would not get hot. Is that incorrect?
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Old 04-06-2019, 01:09 AM   #24
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The bypass is used the bypass the water heater if you use antifreeze when you winterize. You can fill all the water lines with less than a gallon of antifreeze. If you don't bypass the water heater it takes close to 7 gallons. If you don't want hot water just don't turn on the water heater.

A word of caution, do not run the water heater unless the water heater tank is full of water, it will self destruct if dry. Also Attwood sells a plastic plug for the water heater drain. A metal plug will cause significant corrosion with the aluminum tank. Also to avoid confusion the bypass valves are always open. They always flow water, either straight through the "T" or through the side outlet. They don't shut off. Normal operation is both valves flowing straight through to and from the tank. Bypass position both valves flowing through the side branch bypassing the tank. In either situation both valve handles should be pointing in the same direction, parallel to the main water lines or pointing toward the bypass line. If one is in normal position and the other in bypass you will get no water flow. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:58 AM   #25
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Here's a decent diagram of how the bypass works. I think semantics are getting in my way here. Sorry for any confusion.
Different kits may look a bit different but the concept is the same.



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Old 04-06-2019, 11:45 AM   #26
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Jimbro Sorry to hear about Your Dad, My Dad passed away first week of December always a shock. I have a 1988 325 and I live NW love to get together to help you,I can show you most every thing that makes it tick. Jonathan
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Old 04-06-2019, 12:34 PM   #27
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Can anyone tell me what the Automatic Transfer Switch is for? There is a fuse box with a single breaker located next to it, are they together?
The automatic transfer switch cuts over from 30 amp line current to the generator when the generator is fired up and running. It's use should be transparent.

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Old 04-06-2019, 07:25 PM   #28
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Dan, thanks for the info. I'm just at a loss as to why the water pressure is so low when the valves are in the flow position. Thanks for they reply
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Old 04-06-2019, 07:27 PM   #29
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Oh man, that would have been great about 3 days ago! We are currently in Wyoming, on the way to Texas. But, so far so good.
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Can anyone tell me what this furnace is for? It is under the bed, next to the potable water tank.

Also, I'm not getting water to the toilet. I see a copper line next to the furnace that seems to be coming from the same area as the toilet. Does this connect to something?

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That looks like a gas line which has been plugged
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