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Old 01-22-2014, 11:31 AM   #21
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Yes. And, one has to wonder why Parkliner would choose to attend a RV show rather than direct their attention to serving current customers and getting orders out the door.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:35 AM   #22
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Carol. how does one "release the air" from hot water tank and lines when hooking up to city water?

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Old 01-22-2014, 11:53 AM   #23
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Best practises to avoid blowing up water lines and connections is to open up your sink water tap when you first turn on the city water connection. On the hot water tank there is normally a pressure relief valve (mine is on the outside access hatch area). If the tank has lots of air in it that will stop the tank from filling up all the way. When you connect to city water and open the by pass valve (assuming you have one) to allow the hot water tank to fill - you should also go outside and open the pressure valve on the hot water tank and wait unit the water starts to run out of the valve - that way you know the tank is full of water and not just air before you light it up.

Edit to add: Another hint is if you have been using the hot water tank and want to drain it, its best to open the pressure relief valve before you try and take the hot water drain cap off. Otherwise the cap is likely to shoot off and never been seen again. Have learned that lesson the hard way more than once
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How does one know that it is no more than a hunk of dirt or debris that is stuck in the pump's check valve allowing water to flow in the wrong direction ? I found some small pieces of ? ( Looked like Plastic) in my pump screen after using it for the first time
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:11 PM   #25
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How does one know that it is no more than a hunk of dirt or debris that is stuck in the pump's check valve allowing water to flow in the wrong direction ? I found some small pieces of ? ( Looked like Plastic) in my pump screen after using it for the first time
Thats the thing Steve - no one knows what or why. Many different things could have caused it.

Best as its a brand new trailer that the manufacture have it checked out by someone who knows what they are doing/looking at to determine the *actual* cause/problem.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:12 PM   #26
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Picture of hot water relief valve on my Escape ( top centre ).
Also in open position.
When draining the hot water tank by removing the anode, you should open the relief valve to assist drainage.
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So as to not confuse anyone it should be pointed out that Glenn has a nice newish Escape and on many of our older trailers the anode he mention is not actually attached to the hot water drain cap so it doesn't come out (be removed) when you unscrew the drain plug.
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