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Old 09-25-2016, 11:09 AM   #1
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Winterizing for first time

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Just bought my 2017 jay flight 26bh a month ago and thought I'd try and complete the winterization process myself as I live a ways from the local dealer. I looked on YouTube and watched lots of videos but most I watched, the hot water tank has a bypass valve but on mine I don't see that (pic attached). I was thinking that all I would need to do is turn both the valves off but I don't know for sure?? Also, under my sink in the kitchen is my pump and clear hose to place in the antifreeze jug. I see one valve (attached pic) which looks as though this valve is for a water line going in thru the floor but I'm not sure where that line goes??

Just need some expert advise here!

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Old 09-25-2016, 11:39 AM   #2
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The water heater bypass valves could be behind something like an access panel and should be near the water heater. As for the pump valves you turn off the one to the tank and turn on the one to the hose that goes in the jug when pumping in the antifreeze. Below is a link with useful info including instructions and pics of the valve setups.

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Mine are under the kitchen sink. Check there.
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Thanks Crabman! I took the panel that was around the water heater off as well as another panel in the same cubby (both new pics attached) and as you can see, there's no bypass valve. Could it be that I just turn the black and white valves and then that opens up the vertical line??
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Thanks Crabman! I took the panel that was around the water heater off as well as another panel in the same cubby (both new pics attached) and as you can see, there's no bypass valve. Could it be that I just turn the black and white valves and then that opens up the vertical line??
I guess that`s their new system, have not seen that setup before.
Perhaps someone that also has a newer rig can confirm.
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Maybe a new system. The other thing is that under the kitchen sink, there is only one valve and that is for the clear line. I looked everywhere under there and there's no other valve! Weird
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The clear line goes in your antifreeze jug, the valve, when shut, should make it draw from the jug instead of your fresh tank. The hose coming through the floor likely comes from the fresh tank.
As for the water heater I'd turn both valves the opposite direction and see if that bypasses the heater. Easiest way to tell would be drain the water heater, close the valves, then hook up the city connection and seeing if the faucets still work. If they do and no water runs out of the water heater drain you have your answer.
Let us know if you figure it out, good luck!
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Thanks bill777x, I'll try that later in the week and definitely provide an update!
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The clear line goes in your antifreeze jug, the valve, when shut, should make it draw from the jug instead of your fresh tank. The hose coming through the floor likely comes from the fresh tank.
As for the water heater I'd turn both valves the opposite direction and see if that bypasses the heater. Easiest way to tell would be drain the water heater, close the valves, then hook up the city connection and seeing if the faucets still work. If they do and no water runs out of the water heater drain you have your answer.
Let us know if you figure it out, good luck!
With no valve on the line to the fresh tank I would think the pump would suck air through that line and not draw antifreeze from the jug. This one has me a bit puzzled.
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https://www.freshwatersystems.com/im...8-10illust.jpg

Here's a link to a picture of a similar valve that is probably what Jayco is using now instead of the old 3 valve setup that's been around forever. I'm sure its cheaper to use these or they wouldn't be doing it

If you turn the handles of your valves on the water heater lines so they point to the bypass line between them I bet it'll bypass the heater. Same deal on the water pump too, it'll block out the fresh tank and draw from the clear hose when turned the other direction.
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