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Old 07-15-2016, 07:50 AM   #21
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I concur... that while my "Bypass" valve doesnt look exactly like that one, when you want water to flow into the water heater, the handle turns 90 deg and is then parallel to the "cold" water inlet pipe.

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Generally the handle points in the direction of water flow
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:59 AM   #22
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My 2004 Scamp came with a shutoff on the inlet to the hot water tank.
This is all that is needed to isolate the tank for winterization.
Yours doesn't have a shutoff?
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My 2004 Scamp came with a shutoff on the inlet to the hot water tank.
This is all that is needed to isolate the tank for winterization.
Yours doesn't have a shutoff?
Floyd is there a check valve on the hot water side of the tank ?
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Floyd is there a check valve on the hot water side of the tank ?
There is no check valve, but there are faucet valves which Isolate the hot water lines.
When winterizing, you flush the cold water until you have "pink in the sink".
With the hot water tank drained, you simply open the hot water faucet at the sink , hold your hand over the spigot and open the cold water faucet.
This will flush the hot water lines back into the tank, clearing the lines with anti-freeze. repeat at each sink/shower.
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There is no check valve, but there are faucet valves which Isolate the hot water lines.
When winterizing, you flush the cold water until you have "pink in the sink".
With the hot water tank drained, you simply open the hot water faucet at the sink , hold your hand over the spigot and open the cold water faucet.
This will flush the hot water lines back into the tank, clearing the lines with anti-freeze. repeat at each sink/shower.
Thank you for the information
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