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Offline JonnyG

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Do i have a hot water bypass?
« on: October 04, 2021, 11:28 PM »
Can anyone tell me where i would find a hot water tank bypass and if my Warrior even came with one? Still learning about winterization, its all pretty buried in there i dont see anything or know what it might look like. I just found the hot and cold drain valves at by the pump which I think is a good thing? Id really rather not fill up the hot water tank with antifreeze if i can help it. Any ideas?


Offline c farmer

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Re: Do i have a hot water bypass?
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2021, 06:25 PM »
Why fill with antifreeze?  I blow mine out with air.  I didnt want antifreeze in any waterline that I might drink from.

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Re: Do i have a hot water bypass?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2021, 08:17 PM »
This is my first time winterizing an RV and assumed that’s what I had to do. I already didn’t trust how clean the water tank is so we drink bottled water, it’s also not a big tank.

 I bought the air attachment but heard a weird noise when I plugged it in, have yet to use the city inlet for anything else. Almost sounded like it was coming out the black holding tank but can’t be sure, maybe there is a valve for flushing that I am unaware of?

Are there any dangers or negatives I should be aware of using antifreeze? Smells horrible 

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Re: Do i have a hot water bypass?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2021, 06:26 PM »
I've never used anti-freeze.  A lot of people don't.  I just emptied the entire system every year and flushed it a few times before use.

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Re: Do i have a hot water bypass?
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 09:47 PM »
If you connected an air adapter to the city water inlet, there is a good chance you will get a funny sound caused by the air passing through the check valve in the inlet.
Like blowing out with your mouth closed and your tongue sticking through your lips.
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Re: Do i have a hot water bypass?
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2021, 12:30 PM »
You should have one but the tank may have been changed-I blow out the lines and then put in anti freeze- I'm in northern Alberta and the $10 is cheap insurance- oddly this year my shutoff didn't work for some reason, I pulled the valve and it wasn't jammed but I was getting water into my tank after bypassing it

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Re: Do i have a hot water bypass?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2021, 06:28 PM »
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Like blowing out with your mouth closed and your tongue sticking through your lips.

Since you said it, I just had to do that, you know....    :D

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Re: Do i have a hot water bypass?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2021, 07:56 PM »
Thats a good way to describe it, that is the sound i heard for sure. glad i asked about it now

I am in central Alberta so same deep freezing concerns over here as well, used about the same amount and seemed like cheap insurance as well.

To answer my question though yes i do have one and it was located below my stove, didnt realize there was also stuff on the back of hot water tank. popped the bottom of the cabinet out and there it was, was able to complete the winterization without putting any antifreeze in the hot water tank. some "smart guy" removed my water tank drain and plugged it on the tank but not the hold in the floor leaving the perfect little hole for a mouse to get in! fixed that up real quick, some people sure dont think...one more task for the spring