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Old 11-28-2014, 04:08 AM   #11
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When you turn on the hot water tap doesn't the tank fill?

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Old 11-28-2014, 07:02 AM   #12
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When you turn on the hot water tap doesn't the tank fill?
Hi: Fox hunt... Only when the bypass valves aren't bypassing, and only then if the air is out of the tank. Alf
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:01 AM   #13
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Like Alf, I burned out the electrical side when I plugged in the trailer before there was water in the hot water tank. Only I wasn't sure how to fix it, so it cost me about $100.00 to have it fixed.

Here's my question. Since I drained the hot water thank this year, and blew out all the water lines (well, except for the line between the fresh water thank and the pump -- it got too cold by the time I heard the story about water remaining in that line). Is there any reason why I couldn't turn the hot water tank bypass valves back to their original position in the fall after I am done winterizing the trailer? that way there would be less chance of forgetting it in the spring.
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Old 11-28-2014, 11:35 AM   #14
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The bypass is only useful if you are going to pump antifreeze and you want to bypass the 6 gallon water heater, so if you are not performing that ritual, then there is no reason to keep it bypassed.
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Old 11-28-2014, 02:55 PM   #15
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I wouldn't simply ignore the bypass, since I wouldn't want to leave that short bypass line full of water over winter, but if the freshwater lines don't have antifreeze in them and everything is drained, I agree that there's no need to leave it in a bypassed configuration.

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