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Old 01-17-2015, 09:26 PM   #41
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I and many others prefer it be routed to a catch pan so you can see if it is blowing off, indicating a problem somewhere. Our catch pan is a very visible drip pan under an engine.
Im planning on drilling a 1/4 inch hole in the drain which will warn of any issues.
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Old 01-17-2015, 09:31 PM   #42
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You do realize that those hot water tank coils will try to heat the engine block by thermal loop and if you can't isolate the tank with valves it will spend a long time just heating the engine block? Kind of an inefficient hot water tank.
Only if the water heater is on. Which it usually isnt. But ill check and see if it does actually thermo-siphon. There is not much change in elevation. If it does, i wont lose any sleep over the hit in efficiency.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:16 AM   #43
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Missing to me is a RV style bypass setup.

To winterize this would tale many gallons of antifreez.

With the bypass it would take ZERO.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:17 AM   #44
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Missing to me is a RV style bypass setup.

To winterize this would tale many gallons of antifreez.

With the bypass it would take ZERO.
I have never winterized a potable water system. Properly designed, draining is sufficient.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:23 AM   #45
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I have never winterized a potable water system. Properly designed, draining is sufficient.
On a larger vessel with mutiple sinks, heads, ice makers, deck takeoffs, dishwashers, water makers and dual water heaters suggest one properly winterize. The cost and time is negligible in comparison to the potential damage.
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Old 01-21-2015, 12:50 PM   #46
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Ok, what is wrong with it?

It makes hot water...check
The engine heats it too....check
I don't have antifreeze in my shower....check
Ok, what is wrong???

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Old 01-21-2015, 02:04 PM   #47
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On a larger vessel with mutiple sinks, heads, ice makers, deck takeoffs, dishwashers, water makers and dual water heaters suggest one properly winterize. The cost and time is negligible in comparison to the potential damage.
Key phrase .... "designed properly"
I've been doing for 40 years in the Great White with no problems.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:55 PM   #48
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Ok, what is wrong with it?

It makes hot water...check
The engine heats it too....check
I don't have antifreeze in my shower....check
Ok, what is wrong???

Well when you put it that way.....
But it is leaking even though you cant see it from the picture.
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I've never revived a leaking water heater. They're relatively easy to replace if you have good access.
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Old 01-23-2015, 01:31 AM   #50
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Key phrase .... "designed properly"
I've been doing for 40 years in the Great White with no problems.
Surprisingly, some others here have a bit of far North experience. Years ago in New York the yard where I worked made a lot of money off patching up winterization problems. Most seemed relegated to sailboats, don't ask me why.
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