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Old 03-14-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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I just pulled a dumb one

Maybe this should go in the "bonehead" thread".

I dewinterized today, filled the fresh tank with bleach and water etc as usual, flushed the lines, blaa blaa, turned on the propane hot water. Went out an hour later to see if the water was getting hot. Turned on hot water, it was cold. Realized the bypass was still on! So there was no water in the tank for that hour or so while it was running. "BONEHEAD MOMENT!" :cussing : Water heater had turned it self off, I turned the bypass valves, purged and filled the tank and turned it back on. Time will tell if I damaged anything or not.
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Man, I knew what you wre going to say after the first sentence. I sure hope there is no damage.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:26 PM   #3
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It seems to be OK. It just ran the cycle and I have steaming hot water. I ran the hot water faucet awhile and the burner fired back up as normal also. It may have been worse had the electric heater been on instead.
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C'mon Crabman, that's why we have step by step checklists. Even Nambarc has 1 for winterizing and 1 for dewinterizing. I would think as long as your water heater shut itself off there won't be any problems.
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That's a relief I bet.

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Crabby, was going to do that today but we got a skiff of snow. Thanks for sharing the heads up.
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C'mon Crabman, that's why we have step by step checklists. Even Nambarc has 1 for winterizing and 1 for dewinterizing. I would think as long as your water heater shut itself off there won't be any problems.
Trouble is I think nambarc used my dewinterizing checklist for a Kleenex! I`m going to blame him anyway, its easier.
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Going to pick up our new 2012 X18D on April 24th WOOO HOOOO! It is great to read stuff like this Crabman, Hope I can learn from y'all and start out right by doing things by the number from the beginning!
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Going to pick up our new 2012 X18D on April 24th WOOO HOOOO! It is great to read stuff like this Crabman, Hope I can learn from y'all and start out right by doing things by the number from the beginning!
Yeah I got some of my RV education through the school of hard knocks, before I became forum savvy. I should have known better on this bypass deal, all I can plead is a brain freeze or weak moment or something.
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