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Old 02-27-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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I am in the process of getting to know my Hi-Lo. It is the 1989 33' model, and I bought it used without a manual.

Most things I have figured out... but I have a couple of questions on the indicator panel pictured below: (Two pics - one with a flash which is in better focus... and the other so you can see the middle area a little better)...






The buttons on the left I have figured out are simply indicators of levels - water level, battery level, etc.

1. What is the difference between the "waste" indicator and the "rinse" indicator? Is it the sewage tank versus the grey water tank from the sinks?


2. What exactly does the "power" switch turn on or off?


3. When you have a hose hooked up to an outside water source, is it necessary, or even a good idea / bad idea to have the pump turned on?


4. The switch to the far right - is that the water heater? Since the heater is gas, does that switch light the gas for the water heater?

Any help would be appreciated!
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Going from what I know, panels can vary the names they have on them, what you have is waste = Black
Rinse = Grey
Fresh = well, fresh or supply.

I use the rinse water to wash my motorcycles with, it is from sinks (grey), not toilets. works well, with cheapie pressure washers, has soap in it already LOL
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3. When you have a hose hooked up to an outside water source, is it necessary, or even a good idea / bad idea to have the pump turned on?
The short answer is: Turn the pump off. Its not needed.

The pump cannot serve as a pressure booster for an outside water source. It not plumbed for it and is not designed to handle those kinds of pressures. In fact, a check valve is installed in the pump discharge pipe specifically to isolate and protect the pump and fresh water tank from the higher pressure of an outside water source.

When the switch is in the "on" position, The pump automatically cycles on/off when system pressure drops (as in, opening a faucet), drawing water out of the fresh water tank, and pumping it into the fresh water piping. If, while hooked up to an outside water source, you forgot to turn the pump switch off, or if it was accidentally turned on, most likely the pump would never kick on anyway, because the pressure sensor would only be seeing the higher pressure of the outside water source.

Hope this helps,
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:20 PM   #4
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The switch on the right is for the electronic ignition on the water heater. You don't need to go out and light the pilot. I may be wrong on your model, but the red light on the switch should only light if the heater does not light. Then turn off the switch and then back on to reset the lighting sequence. Be sure to light a burner on the stove to make sure the lines have gas before switching on the heater. That will make lighting quicker.
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Wierd, today I cant see the pictures in Fishermarks OP? any clues to why?
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They're fine for me. Reboot your computer and try again. Sometimes that works.
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