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Old 11-22-2020, 11:50 AM   #1
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I think the water supply valve for the hot water heater, on my Casita is on backwards? When winterizing no matter how I turn the valve, water will go in my hot water heater.
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I think the water supply valve for the hot water heater, on my Casita is on backwards? When winterizing no matter how I turn the valve, water will go in my hot water heater.
If you are referring to a water heater bypass valve, there should be two, and they are either open or closed. Both must be closed. I do not believe they are directional, so it likely not “on backwards.”
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If you are referring to a water heater bypass valve, there should be two, and they are either open or closed. Both must be closed. I do not believe they are directional, so it likely not “on backwards.”
Thanks for your reply. I looked very close & found there is only one valve & it is the bypass valve like you said. I looked at it and found out I could fix it with my hands. I switched it around & it is now doing what it is supposed to do. Thank you for your answer.
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If you are referring to a water heater bypass valve, there should be two, and they are either open or closed. Both must be closed. I do not believe they are directional, so it likely not “on backwards.”
Our Casita only has one valve for winterizng. I know that sounds wrong and I thought so also but that is the way Casita did them. When closed the water doesn't go into the heater and goes straight through to the faucets. We've winterized it since 2007.
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I think the water supply valve for the hot water heater, on my Casita is on backwards? When winterizing no matter how I turn the valve, water will go in my hot water heater.
The handle should turn down to be open and sideways to be closed. That is how ours is anyways. The handle should parallel the pipe you want the water to flow through. It is possible the valve has broken and isn't moving inside. Are you turning the valve far enough?
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Our 2013 Casita had only one water heater bypass valve
Check the Casita Forum , if I remember correctly the valve can and has been installed incorrectly / backwards.
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Our 2013 Casita had only one water heater bypass valve
Check the Casita Forum , if I remember correctly the valve can and has been installed incorrectly / backwards.
You are right mine was backward. I fixed it & now the valve works. Thanks.
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You are right mine was backward. I fixed it & now the valve works. Thanks.
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