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Old 12-15-2018, 06:10 PM   #1
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Bypass valve

Hi... we are going to winterize our Jayco Melbourne 28F for the first time. I am unsure where the bypass valve is located on this RV For I understand you have to turn it off . thank you all for your knowledge
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Old 12-15-2018, 06:18 PM   #2
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Bypass valve

If itís like my 24K itís under the stove cabinet...remove 4 screws on the vented front panel along the floor under the stove top and youíll find them on the pex tubing on the back of the water heater
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Old 12-15-2018, 07:42 PM   #3
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If itís like my 24K itís under the stove cabinet...remove 4 screws on the vented front panel along the floor under the stove top and youíll find them on the pex tubing on the back of the water heater
It's actually under the fridge
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:57 AM   #4
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Thanks Gord....youíre right Iím wrong. I always pull the wrong one first! Doh
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After winterizing and dewinterizing a couple of times the screws that holds the pannel (that hides the bypass valve) have completely stripped the soft wall material. Has anyone experienced this problem, and if so, come up with a good fix?
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After winterizing and dewinterizing a couple of times the screws that holds the pannel (that hides the bypass valve) have completely stripped the soft wall material. Has anyone experienced this problem, and if so, come up with a good fix?
I am glad I am not the only one that removes the wrong panel every time. Mine havenít stripped but I was going to see if magnets would hold it in place for the vent that hides the by pass valve either all the time or just while it is winterized. Maybe still use a screw or two to keep it from being a projectile if God forbid we were in an accident. Judging by some of the workmanship I have seen so far the vent cover might be the least of my worries in that case. Try the old tooth pick trick for screws that wont hold or fill the holes with wood putty and start over. I always screw mine in by hand and I make sure all four screws are started in the hole before I screw them down to help prevent stripping them.
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Could try some toothpicks in screw holes to provide some bite to the screws, or just use some velcro to hold the panel cover in place.
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After winterizing and dewinterizing a couple of times the screws that holds the pannel (that hides the bypass valve) have completely stripped the soft wall material. Has anyone experienced this problem, and if so, come up with a good fix?
I put 2 small hinges on the bottom edge and a magnet catch at the top...shazam, no more screwing around (pun intended).
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Ideas:

1.Glue a small piece over the hole on the inside.

2. Velco on the cover will stick to the covering on the wall in the storage compartment.

3. Put spring nuts over the panel holes.

4. Leave one screw in and just rotate the small panel out of the way when needed.
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