Step 14. Share a cold beverage of your choice with your friend that helped you out with your project, because he deserves it and so do you. Share Mr Stone and his family are furious at holiday firm TUI, claiming they made a terrible situation worse by refusing to move the family from the contaminated cabin. Although the staff fixed the drain after Mr Stone complained, he claims that nobody came to clean up the mess until he complained again. Clean the black tank with a wand. Step 9. Put the new water heater into the drain pan, making sure to clean the pan and inspect for holes in the pan first. Drain the water heater. Close the drain valve and remove the hose. Step 6. Drain the water heater by connecting a water hose to the drain connection at the bottom of the water heater. Now we can winterize the RV water system to protect it from freezing. Once the tank is full and you can no longer hear water running into it, turn on the power by either restoring electric power or opening the gas line and reigniting the pilot light.
If the sediment is clogging the drain valve then try closing the temperature/pressure relief valve and turn the cold inlet valve back on to “power flush” the sediment out. Once you have found and isolated the water tank from the incoming water, it is a good idea to either turn off the gas that feeds the burner or shut off the power from the breaker. I have received some very strange looks back in the UK when I automatically started tapping the table and no one had a clue what I was doing. Before you get started there are a few items you will need to have. My confidence on two wheels slowly started to creep back up, and I began to relax. We had a lot to cover, and I knew that I had to make sure to come back with a full report on what was going on. A lot of minor-looking corrosion adds up quickly and replacing the main drain line is expensive.
2. Next, turn off the main water source. Turn the water pump off and open a faucet to release the pressure. Locate and open low point drain lines. Drain the fresh water holding tank. If you do not have a by-pass kit installed the water heater will fill up with antifreeze before it goes through the water lines, wasting six gallons of antifreeze. A water heater by-pass kit, if not already installed. Step 11. Your water heater is now installed and you are ready to turn on the water. Turn off the gas and repair the leak before you do anything else. Step 10. Reconnect the water lines and gas lines and vent the same way you took them apart. Step 8. Raise your new tank into the attic the same way you got the old one out. Start by draining all of the old water out, and then close all of the drains.
Firstly, the best thing you can do it stop the water coming into the tank by following the cold water line that runs into the tank. Install a water pump converter kit, or disconnect the inlet side of the pump (the line coming from the fresh water holding tank) and connect tubing from the pump into a gallon of RV antifreeze. A water pump converter kit, or tubing to connect to the inlet side of the water pump. Go to the city water inlet. Remove the small screen over the inlet and push in on the valve with a small screwdriver until you see antifreeze. If you see bubbles then you have a leak. You’ll also be glad you did it when you don’t have costly repair bills due to the damaging results of winter. Parking your RV for the winter requires some preventive measures so it will be ready to use next spring.