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Old 12-20-2018, 01:44 AM   #1
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My question is this,, around Thanksgiving I winterized my 5ver. When I winterized it I had to remove 8 screws to remove a wooden grill type piece to get to the bypass valves on the hot water heater. Knowing later I would have to switch the by pass valves in warm weather I left the grill off. Now getting ready to head for warmer weather can I put the valves back in the summer position for now cause I really would like to put the grill back on before traveling a 1000 miles with it off. Wont put water in tanks till I get to a warmer climate, so what happens if I put valves in summer position but not add water
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Old 12-20-2018, 12:57 PM   #2
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My question is this,, around Thanksgiving I winterized my 5ver. When I winterized it I had to remove 8 screws to remove a wooden grill type piece to get to the bypass valves on the hot water heater. Knowing later I would have to switch the by pass valves in warm weather I left the grill off. Now getting ready to head for warmer weather can I put the valves back in the summer position for now cause I really would like to put the grill back on before traveling a 1000 miles with it off. Wont put water in tanks till I get to a warmer climate, so what happens if I put valves in summer position but not add water
Did you use anti freeze or air? If you need to flush the system because you used anti freeze, you should leave them in the bypasss mode until you flush all the anti freeze out. If you used air, go ahead and reset them. I put hinges on my door so I didn't need to deal with the screws.
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Old 12-20-2018, 02:45 PM   #3
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Did you use anti freeze or air? If you need to flush the system because you used anti freeze, you should leave them in the bypasss mode until you flush all the anti freeze out. If you used air, go ahead and reset them. I put hinges on my door so I didn't need to deal with the screws.
I used anti freeze,, I kind of thought that was the answer but wanted to make sure . Think I will see if I can hinge this piece,, good idea. Thanks for the help
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Hi, you can't open the hot water heater valve until you flush the anti-freeze. Put the grill back on if you want but you'll have to remove it again later. The purpose of the bypass system is to keep anti-freeze out of the hot water heater/tank.
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Old 12-27-2018, 01:33 AM   #5
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Hi, you can't open the hot water heater valve until you flush the anti-freeze. Put the grill back on if you want but you'll have to remove it again later. The purpose of the bypass system is to keep anti-freeze out of the hot water heater/tank.
Kind of thought that,,, gonna put the grill in the closet till I get to warmer weather,, thanks
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Warmer weather.....sounds nice, I envy you. It's minus 15 celsius here right now, I could sure use some warmer weather. Enjoy.
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Warmer weather.....sounds nice, I envy you. It's minus 15 celsius here right now, I could sure use some warmer weather. Enjoy.
I will nice talking with you
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