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Old 09-01-2015, 09:53 AM   #41
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If You Want More Fresh Water

Turbs most of us have on demand WH so no tank. Not all but most.
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:31 AM   #42
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I wasn't going to look through 86 posts to see but was it mentioned that they include your wh tank as fw capacity?


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And what would you say the capacity of a Berkshire hot water tank is?
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Old 09-01-2015, 10:39 AM   #43
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And what would you say the capacity of a Berkshire hot water tank is?
Lol 42 gallons?

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Old 09-01-2015, 11:04 AM   #44
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Lol 42 gallons?

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Thanks, that's more than I thought it would be.
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Old 09-01-2015, 11:13 AM   #45
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Turbs - We are talking about the fresh water (not hot) capacity of a Berkshire which has a specification of 86 gallons capacity. But as I pointed out in post #39, one can end up with only 46 gallons useable
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:38 PM   #46
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I put a on-off valve on my vent line. I leave it open when filling and when it starts running out I turn off the water and close the valve. When I get where I'm going I open it and leave it open til I fill tank again. Works great for me and I usually come home with water left in stead of running out.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:58 PM   #47
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I put a on-off valve on my vent line. I leave it open when filling and when it starts running out I turn off the water and close the valve. When I get where I'm going I open it and leave it open til I fill tank again. Works great for me and I usually come home with water left in stead of running out.
Motodad - You are in the very few category that seem to recognize the siphoning. As you probably know the vent is used for overflow and also to allow air in when you use the water.

As for your valve idea it is a way to stop siphoning, but if the valve is inside the water compartment with the yucky latches, that would be a pain. My pvc vent/ drain works good for me. Now we have two anti-siphoning methods. - Hank
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:20 PM   #48
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I put it on the outside. Where there is about 1/2 inch coming through the floor. Hangs down about 2". Really small valve. I never open the latches anymore. Works great for me.
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Motodad - If you get to where you are going with a full tank and if the overflow line is full of water right to your valve; won't it start siphoning when you open the valve? As I see it, it should keep siphoning until the water level gets below the overflow tube's attachment to the tank..
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:08 AM   #50
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Sometimes it does. I have a 4ft piece of hose that fits my on/off valve. I just stick it on and blow in it to stop the siphon. I know it's weird guys. But we were losing a lot of water. I now come home with water.
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