Ok!!! I have water and hot water!! I haven't had time to sanitize and flush my holding tanks, but I hooked up my water hose to city water to flush out my system. I went back and closed off my hot water heater and started w/ the cold water through all faucets. Then I opened my hot water tank. And here's where it gets tricky..with my model, the HWT is behind a wall/partition and I couldn't see the bypass valve and return line valve. Once the tank was filled and tested the pressure valve, I turned on the gas and it lit as advertised. But since I wasn't getting hot water after about 30 min, I got to wondering what was wrong. I got the manual out again and went into "the basement" feeling around for the two missing valves...and voila there they were along the floor, behind a 8-10" protection wall. Turned return valve to in line, closed bypass valve and hot water now flows.
It was funny, I hooked the hose up, pushed water and the first leak was the outside shower!! Turns out the shower head wasn't even connected to the hose!!!! And it still leaks a little at the fitting...doesn't seem like it's a tight fit from hose to head. The hose wiggles inside the connection. I even tried Teflon tape on threads, but no good. Gonna call dealer about it tomorrow to see if there's a washer missing to make a tighter fit.
Thanks for. All the great advise on here and continued patience for fresh meat such as myself
Kevin "Corndog" Cameron
2016 Ram 2500 CTD TRADESMAN
2015 Jayflight 28BHBE