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Old 11-21-2018, 07:08 PM   #1
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Scamp water heater bypass questions

I just finished the annual winterization ritual. I had a water heater bypass kit installed last spring and I'm wondering: 1) was it installed properly and should there be a shut off valve installed on the heater's inlet line; 2) do I have the valves set properly; and 3) is this why I now have hot water coming out of cold water taps? The vertical picture shows the bypass kit -- the city water connection is at the top. The horizontal pic shows the valves set for winterization (correctly I hope).

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Old 11-21-2018, 08:23 PM   #2
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Most bypass kits use 2, 3 way valves. In your situation you need a cold water shutoff valve between the cold water input of the water heater and your cold water line T. The hot and cold valves needs to be closed and the cross over valve should be open for bypass operation. Make sure there is no pressure on the system before removing your WH drain plug. If you close your hot and cold valves with pressure on the system the WH will be pressurized even though your lines are not pressurized.

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Old 11-22-2018, 12:32 PM   #3
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Thanks Eddie - I appreciate your help. Looks like I still have some work to do.
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