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Old 09-03-2014, 12:30 PM   #11
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Like campin cajun said on hook up purge all the faucets. I also run water through the hose before connecting it to the coach to minimize any air from getting into the system.


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You do our do you have Donna do it? Remember we all saw you guys braking camp at Goshen. Sorry that will only be funny if your back is better. Hope it is. That is a good suggestion with the water hose. Someone on the forum suggested that and it works great. Almost no air in the lines.


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Old 09-03-2014, 01:43 PM   #12
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The back only acted ip the day we were breaking camp at Goshen. Was okay the rest of the trip. Spent the first night in Kentucky with only water and electric. Then spent 3 days at Maggie Valley before heading for home.


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Old 09-03-2014, 03:10 PM   #13
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Glad it's better. When is the knee surgery?


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Old 09-03-2014, 03:15 PM   #14
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:25 PM   #15
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Good luck and follow dr orders .... Look to see you down the road a little later....


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Old 09-03-2014, 05:11 PM   #16
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CAT-RN: be sure to use either warm water or do multiple loads using both the hot and cold settings on the washing machine. We had the exact same problem, was advised to purge the air from the lines but no luck until we used both hot/cold lines to the washer. That solved the problem and hopefully will work for you too!


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Old 09-03-2014, 05:28 PM   #17
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:32 PM   #18
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Don't forget the outside shower.


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Old 09-03-2014, 06:28 PM   #19
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This sounds to me like a check valve before the water heater may help if the issue is reverse flow when the petal is first pushed. Pushing the pedal causes a reduction in system pressure. The pressurized air in the hot water system causes water to be pushed backward through the heater. When the pedal is released, pressure increases and water pushes back through the heater, triggering the flow switch, which starts the combustion air fan, but not long enough to complete the pre combustion purge cycle before the flow stops due to the air being compressed back up to system pressure. The fan then runs through it's post combustion cycle and shuts down.
Installing a check valve before the heater would prevent the backward flow through the heater. That keeps the hot water system fully pressurized and stops the hot water system from needing to be re-pressurized after each flush even if air is trapped in it.


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Old 09-20-2014, 11:53 AM   #20
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Ill repeat what a couple of folks have said. It's caused by air in the lines. We were so discouraged with our hw heater, the second one, that while attending a FMCA rally on Perry this past March we stopped by the Girard booth. The rep agreed to meet us at our motorhome to provide a demonstration or training on how to use it. He emphasized several times that the flow sensor really doesn't like any air in the water lines. He instructed us to purge our system by first flushing the toilets, running the shower and faucets and then going outside and running the outside shower. After doing that this season we haven't had any occurrences where the heater runs when it shouldn't. I installed a y with two short hoses, one that goes to the city supply and one that goes to the tank fill. The y has shut offs and I usually flow to the tank when we first setup at a site to remove the air from the supply water line. This helps reduce or eliminate the introduction of air into the system.
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