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Old 10-30-2012, 04:55 AM   #1
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Hot water heater by-pass valve in 2013 Whitehawk 28BHDS........

Where is the hot water by-pass valve in the 2013 Whitehawk 28BHDS? Is it okay if some RV antifreeze gets into the hot water tank? Thanks for any help........first time TT owner!

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Old 10-30-2012, 04:58 AM   #2
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Most water heater bypass valves are located immediately behind the water heater.
Antifreeze and the water heater do not get along. If you got some in there don't let it remain. Remove the drain plug and rinse the tank well.

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Old 10-30-2012, 06:17 AM   #3
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This is what the bypass values on the back on the water will look like for a three valve setup. Some setups only have two valves...

sample photos from google images

Notice the valves are oblong which can be used to tell you whether the valve is open or closed.

The middle valve in the first photo is probably turned wrong. It appears all three valves are OPEN in this photo

Some of the folks have reported they had to remove a panel to gain access to the rear of the water heater

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Old 10-30-2012, 12:55 PM   #4
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I have the 28dsbh to..remove the pad from the bottom bunk and you see a panel at the far end of the bed. Remove the cover and its right there.
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Old 10-30-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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I agree with tnchuck, the antifreeze is not good for your cold water heater. Remove the plug from the cold water water heater and rinse the cold water heater out.
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