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Old 08-04-2015, 12:57 PM   #11
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1007 Jayco water fill and air

Thanks for the info:

1. Yes, I had meant that I had read that city fill will fill the water heater. But I had also read that after it was done filling that, there was a valve that you could move so that it would fill the fresh water tank if desired. But I don't think that's the case on my jayco and I have been told by some that city fill will never fill the fresh water tank and by others that it can do so if you change the valve.

2. I cannot seem to find anything that shows me the pressure relief valve, where it is, and which way to turn it. I did not do that. Are you saying that you move this pressure relief valve first and then turn on faucets and run pump to bleed the air?

3. We did not use the city water connecter as we thought we didn't need it for the hose because we are on well. However I assume if we caused a problem, there would be water leaking, and that did not happen so I assume we didn't harm anything?
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:55 PM   #12
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To purge air from the hot water heater...

First turn on the water pump.

Next find this door.
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:56 PM   #13
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Then open the pressure relief valve by pulling on the metal handle until only water comes out.
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Old 08-04-2015, 02:59 PM   #14
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The water from the relief valve wil get everything wet inside the water heater door.
That's ok.
You can turn on the hot water heater and it will dry off soon or just let it sit and the air will dry it out.

Good luck hope this helped
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Old 08-04-2015, 03:12 PM   #15
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1007 water fill and air

Ok so to fill the water tank using fresh water not city fill and get air out

1. hose goes in fresh water fill

2. flip open pressure relief valve on hot water heater

2. keep filling fresh water tank until overflow tubes leak water

3. turn on pump for a minute or so (hopefully it will shut off, which it didn't do) to let it reach 45 psi. This pumps water into the water heater? Pressure relief valve on hot water heater should leak some water when hot water tank is full

4. when pump has reached pressure, it should shut off. But how long do I wait if it doesn't shut off?

5. open hot water tap and let tap run for a minute or two which will expel air. How long do I run it (while losing my precious water), if it continues to spurt?

5. close hot water tap and open cold water tap and let run for a minute of so which should expel air. Again, how long should I run it and lose water if it continues to spurt

6. pump should shut off after about a minute, with faucets closed. How long should I wait before I turn it off, if it doesn't shut off

7. light water heater.

Is this correct procedure? Manual sucks!
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I think you got a good plan. Just remember to close the pressure relief valve when it's spilling only water. When it's done pushing out the air. It should only take a second or two with the pressure valve open. So fast you may not see/hear the air come out.

The pump shouldn't run for more than a few seconds once you have the faucet shut off.
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Start with the hot water heater. Rule it out first.

If it doesn't stop the pump from running it could be a low point drain opened or just opened a little causing loss of pressure.
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Old 08-04-2015, 04:45 PM   #18
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1007 jayco water

Ok I followed all those steps, water heater fills full, after fresh water tank filled, I turn pump on but it didn't shut off after three min. I ran the hot water, it spurt, ran for two min, still spurting, ran cold water, spurts but not as bad as hot, ran for two min.

Pump still running three months later after faucets closed. How do I find a low point drain that might be open. The only drain open are the overflow/vent tubs on fresh water tank. Where else would I look. All the connections to the water pump seem tight.
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sorry I meant pump still running three min later after faucets closed. Less spurting when we were camping but I think that is just because the tank is fuller.

I read to check the filter coming into pump and that connnector out is tight. They seem to be but I don't want to start unscrewing stuff. The only low point drain is on the fresh water tank and that would obviously be closed since no water is coming out. There is a screw cap on the water heater outside which I assume is it's drain but is tight and I don't want to unscrew it.
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I think you need to start a new thread.
One that describes your problem (we kinda hijacked this one from the original poster).
You will get more help that way.
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