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Old 05-12-2020, 08:41 PM   #1
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Newbie question: Water system label?

In several places in the manual for my Thor Freedom Elite 24HE it says "Set your water heater bypass valves to the correct position listed on your water system label." I have no idea what this means. Where is this label I am suppose to be looking at? Thanks, and sorry if this is the silliest question of the day!
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Old 05-12-2020, 09:41 PM   #2
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I don't know the answer.
But YouTube is your friend!
Good luck!
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Old 05-12-2020, 11:39 PM   #3
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On the back of the water heater, maybe? The manuals are generic and cover various models so the statement may not apply to your rig.
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You probably wont have a label, this thread has a pretty good description and a picture.
If your water is warm NOT hot it's in bypass.

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...ere-20790.html
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Old 05-14-2020, 09:41 PM   #5
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Well it isn’t hard to figure out. There are three valves: one on the inlet, one on the outlet, and one on the bypass from inlet to outlet. The valve handles tell you their position. Aligned with pipe is on, crosswise is off.

Heater on: Inlet and outlet on, bypass off.

Winterized: Inlet and outlet off, bypass on

Be sure to drain tank when winterizing by taking out drain plug and opening either relief valve or hot water valve in coach.
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Old 05-14-2020, 09:42 PM   #6
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You probably wont have a label, this thread has a pretty good description and a picture.
If your water is warm NOT hot it's in bypass.

https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...ere-20790.html
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Old 05-14-2020, 11:42 PM   #7
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Like IDGuy said. The three valves should be somewhere right behind your water heater. As he said one valve is Cold Water into the water heater. Another is the Hot Water out of the water heater. The third is a Bypass valve that directly connects the cold water line into the water heater to the hot water line out of the water heater. In the picture of my Vegas setup, the valve at the very top on the Red line is the Hot Water Output. The valve on the Blue valve at the bottom is the Cold Water Inlet valve. The valve on the Red line just above the furnace heater duct is the Bypass Valve. The valve positions are for normal operation.

During Normal Operation (using hot water) -- Cold Inlet open, Hot Output Open, Bypass Closed.

Winterization -- Inlet Closed, Hot Output Closed, Bypass Open.

In the winterization position you are isolating the water heater from the inlet and output lines. In this way when you put antifreeze into the water lines you are not filling up the hot water tank with 6 galoons of antifreeze.
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