Originally Posted by lefaivre930827
Update on installation of watt pressure regulator
I installed my new watt regulator before going on a week long trip to Minnisota. I was really really hoping that this would finally solve my ongoing problems with this crazy Girard water heater.
I am sorry to report that although this new regulator has solved my low flow problem .... it did nothing to help me in the quest for hot or even warm water.
Since my return to Calgary I have been on the phone with Kyle at Girard.. He was convinced that my problem was improper purging of air from the system. He stressed the fact that it is very important to purge air from both the city and tank side of the system. Since I never use the tank side, I was hopeful that this may finally be the solution.
After filling the tank with water and hooking back up to system I purged the air from.bost sides. I even went so far as to run a load of wash. After testing all taps at.various flow rated, on city and pump, and with the switch on both auto and low .... I still have no consistent source of hot water.
I have sent an email to Kyle but quite frankly I am at my witty end. I have been screwing around with this water heater since I purchased my unit new in late 2011. I have attempted every possible solution that has been suggested on this forum.
All I want is a nice warm shower.
I fear my only solution is to pull this piece of cap from my RV and replace it with a standard tank style heater.
Has anyone attempted this?
lefaivre, we feel your pain.
Today I took our Shockwave into the Dealers to get the water pump worked on and also the Girard. The dealer says the Girard problem is probably due to the water pressure from the pump. But that is the pump that Forrest River uses. They are going to get me a price on upgrading the pump to one with more volume and or pressure.
Also, I asked about switching out the tankless to a tank water heater. He says it would cost about $1000.00 for a 10 gallon unit.
That's all big money for a 5th wheel that's only 4 months old.
We have been chasing this water heater, water pressure issue now since we picked it up in March.
i will keep everyone posted about the results.
By the way. I must have a generation 2 because I have a temp. controler in the bathroom.
Didn't I read somewhere that now Forrest River are putting in the Atwood ?
Good luck Boys !!!