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Old 08-18-2014, 04:21 PM   #81
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Any tips on the tankless water heater

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Just wondering what a Window Shade has to do with a water heater? Question: has anyone replaced their shower control with another type? It seems to me that the factory valve cannot easily mix hot with cold and in essence I feel a major culprit with trying to get good showers. I am aware that the way the Girard works that you should not mix cold, but adjust the flow. But, probably a little mix of cold could sometimes help.

Sorry I RV I sometimes will take liberty in the Berkshire forum and get off topic. I saw Dave's post and took that liberty. I will do my best to stay on topic. To answer your question a window shade has nothing to do with a WH and I apologize.


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Old 08-29-2014, 03:28 PM   #82
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I too have had much frustration with the tankless water heater, especially in the beginning. Two things I learned the hard way is NEVER put a separate pressure regulator at the park faucet, that definitely creates wild temp fluctuation and isn't necessary due to the rigs own internal regulator. Also, if you are using a Y valve at the faucet to facilitate a second hose (for car washing maybe) remove it before showering as it will also reduce water flow. I plan to try some of the other ideas mentioned on this thread even though I have had reasonably good results mostly since I learned not to do the above.


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Old 08-29-2014, 03:51 PM   #83
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The Berkshire has an 'internal ' water pressure regulator?
I didn't know that.
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:59 PM   #84
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As far as I know, there is NO internal water pressure regulator on our coaches. Southern Roamer, where did you see that there is an internal water pressure regulator on the Berkshires?
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:17 PM   #85
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New to me.


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Old 08-29-2014, 05:22 PM   #86
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Well maybe I'm wrong. I was discussing water issues with my brother-in-law who is a long time RVer and says he has one on his Tiffin Bus and stated that I surely had one on the Berk. Sorry for the confusion. I have always trusted his judgement on RVs


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Based on the fact there is no builtin pressure regulator should I return to using one on the campground faucet? That will return my wild hot water issue


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Old 08-29-2014, 05:37 PM   #88
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I always use one just to be on the safe side. I have an adjustable one and have it set for around 45 psi. If you set your water heater to put out hot water at a temperature where you only use hot water when you shower and not mix in any cold water, you should be OK. This is what I have done and it seems to work just fine.
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Thanks. I'll give that a go


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Old 08-29-2014, 06:23 PM   #90
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I didn't think there was an internal regulator either, just wanted to spark some more discussion.

Just a few days ago I picked up an adjustable regulator based on what Phil and others have stated about the hot water being more controllable.

I have it set at 45 right now and definitely notice the improvement already.
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