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Distance for the check valve in the hose

How far does the check valve need to be away from the heating element to have it work properly, need some help

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It must be as far away from the heater as you can get it , keep it high and cool and it will last a long time

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7. The ends of the hose that attach to the C-shaped metal water heater s/b clamped, while the other ends just push onto the water tank and sprinkler assembly with a with a little pushing and twisting.

See , as that is the original information source for this posting and the image below. i.e. Credit goes to Coco's Variety !.

Also, in the image below, the hose on the left is the water inlet hose, while the hose on the right is the water outlet hose.


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