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In reviewing the winterization video, I see Oliver drains the hot water heater at the end of the process.  Our hot water heater is already drained.  I'm hoping this is ok; I don't see why it wouldn't be.

Ray and Susan Huff

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12 minutes ago, Ray and Susan Huff said:

I'm hoping this is ok; I don't see why it wouldn't be.

Did you use the water heater by-pass valves as per the video to isolate the water heater from the rest of the system?  If you did do this at the beginning of the winterization procedure - the - you are OK.  If not then you most likely used a bunch more antifreeze versus what you would have used otherwise. 

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23 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

Did you use the water heater by-pass valves as per the video to isolate the water heater from the rest of the system?  If you did do this at the beginning of the winterization procedure - the - you are OK.  If not then you most likely used a bunch more antifreeze versus what you would have used otherwise. 

Bill

 

23 minutes ago, topgun2 said:

Did you use the water heater by-pass valves as per the video to isolate the water heater from the rest of the system?  If you did do this at the beginning of the winterization procedure - the - you are OK.  If not then you most likely used a bunch more antifreeze versus what you would have used otherwise. 

Bill

Yes . . . . emptied hot water tank, then bypassed hot water heater in plumbing configuration.

 

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Ray and Susan Huff

Elite II Twin "Pearl" - Hull#699; delivered December 7, 2020

2013 F350 6.7l diesel Super Duty 4x4 long bed crew cab

1UP-USA Heavy-duty bike rack

2017 Leisure Travel Van Unity Twin Bed (sold)

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The most important thing to remember is to turn the water heater off, hours before winterizing. Especially standard water heater. We turned ours off day before when we had the 6 gallon.

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