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Old 02-05-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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hot water bypass

Can anyone tell me where the hot water tank bypass valves are located in a 2015 Eagle HT fifth wheel 27.5 RLTS?
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:49 PM   #2
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I would think you would first have to find the HW tank and look for a series of three valves. The top one and the bottom ones are to introduce the water into and out of the HW tank. The middle one is the by-pass valve so when winterizing with pink anti-freeze, you don't have to fill up the tank to winterize the FW. The top and bottom valves should be at 90 degree angles to the lines and the middle one should be in line with the line so the by-pass will work. Simply reverse it to use the tank.
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Old 02-05-2015, 04:50 PM   #3
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You owner's manual should actually help you find the HW tank so you can find the valves, I believe.
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Eureka - found them under the kitchen sink, near but not adjacent to the water tank.
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Eureka - found them under the kitchen sink, near but not adjacent to the water tank.
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on finding the valves!
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Was helping my neighbor winterize earlier this season and noted his W/H bypass is only 2 valves. It has a valve on the top line to the heater and on the bypass connector. Nothing on the W/H bottom line. I think bottom is "gozinta" and top is "gozouta". It's a Forest River. Wow, talk about shortcuts to save a $1 during manufacture.
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Red, are you sure there was a by-pass system on that water heater? Maybe it didn't have one.
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Agree. Bypass systems on many older campers was a owner addition. Now the bypass is pretty much standard.
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Red, are you sure there was a by-pass system on that water heater? Maybe it didn't have one.
Pretty much sure, sorta...
He's the first owner and didn't make plumbing changes.
It looked like original plumbing and I can't think of any other reason for the two valves other than a bypass. The upper valve would fairly well isolate the w/h tank but like most folks I think there should be 3 of 'em.
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Some bypass valves were double ported. They would change the flow pattern depending on how it was turned.
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