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Old 02-18-2017, 04:21 AM   #1
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De-Winterization Question

I'm attempting to de-winterize my Coleman 192RD TT and I have located the water pump etc, but how Do Iknow which handle will by pass my water heater? Pic is attached below.
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:16 AM   #2
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Is there a third valve hiding behind the lantern? There should be three if it is a typical set up.

Based on what I am seeing in your picture you need to turn the valve at the top of the picture so it aligns with the pipe coming from the water heater, the one at the bottom should align with the pipe going to the water heater. Make sure your water heater drain plug is in place too. Sometimes they get left out or loose.

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Old 02-18-2017, 01:43 PM   #3
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Looks like white valve on bottom (cold line input) is sending water to the vertical white bypass line. Turn that valve to allow water to enter the heater.

The white valve at the top is cutting off flow to the top of the heater (hot water output). Turn that valve to allow water to exit the heater into the red pipe hot water circuit.

Be sure to bled air out of the hot water heater using the pull tab/lever on the over pressure valve before turning on the heater.
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You should just turn the three valves opposite as they are.
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:50 PM   #5
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I'm attempting to de-winterize my Coleman 192RD TT and I have located the water pump etc, but how Do Iknow which handle will by pass my water heater? Pic is attached below.


Up and down to bypass, sideways to flow into heater on all valves


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Old 02-26-2017, 03:26 PM   #6
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Up and down to bypass, sideways to flow into heater on all valves


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Yes, but if I'm looking at his picture correctly (hard to interpret, being sideways), it looks as if his bypass valve is right on the corner. I've never seen that! So "up" parallels one pipe, "down" parallels the other.
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Yes, but if I'm looking at his picture correctly (hard to interpret, being sideways), it looks as if his bypass valve is right on the corner. I've never seen that! So "up" parallels one pipe, "down" parallels the other.
The valve in the corner would be a two way valve instead of the normal shut off valve we have all seen. The two way valve would control cold water to the hot water tank or to bypass. I guess this way they only need to install two valves, instead of the three we normally see. (probably cheaper).


And if I am correct I would guess the handle points in the direction of flow so as the picture has it the water would flow to the bypass.

At least that would be my guess.
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I'm attempting to de-winterize my Coleman 192RD TT and I have located the water pump etc, but how Do Iknow which handle will by pass my water heater? Pic is attached below.
Just bought the 192RD and was wondering where you found the water pump?
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By passing hot water heater

As per you picture, it is in the by pass position
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Never mind, found it. Why would they put it under the flip down sofa bed that can't be removed. Tight squeeze but it is reachable.
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