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Old 06-20-2019, 01:42 AM   #1
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Is there any possible way to make the hot water last longer?

12 gallon tank. Hot water runs out fast.
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:46 AM   #2
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12 gallon tank. Hot water runs out fast.

First thing to check is to make sure you don't have the crossover valve open. Read this thread:


NO (OR LUKEWARM) HOT WATER -Please read first
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:49 AM   #3
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IF you have both gas and electric water heater use them both at the same time. We always turn our water heater on with electric until we know someone will be taking a shower then we turn on the gas also. That, and the navy shower method, sure seems to give us longer lasting hot water.
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Surprised that you have an issue with the 12 gallon tank. The wife and myself take one to two showers daily, run the dishwasher, and do loads of laundry (sometimes two of the above at the same time) and have never run out. Maybe too long of showers.

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IF you have both gas and electric water heater use them both at the same time. We always turn our water heater on with electric until we know someone will be taking a shower then we turn on the gas also. That, and the navy shower method, sure seems to give us longer lasting hot water.
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Surprised that you have an issue with the 12 gallon tank. The wife and myself take one to two showers daily, run the dishwasher, and do loads of laundry (sometimes two of the above at the same time) and have never run out. Maybe too long of showers.

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First thing to check is to make sure you don't have the crossover valve open. Read this thread:


NO (OR LUKEWARM) HOT WATER -Please read first

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We have a six gallon tank and with both of us showering with the gas and electric on, we never run out of hot water.

We don't take 15 minute showers mind you and many years of boondocking has taught us to conserve to a degree, (we don't take Navy showers) but we find our water heater recovery quite adequate.
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IF you have both gas and electric water heater use them both at the same time. We always turn our water heater on with electric until we know someone will be taking a shower then we turn on the gas also. That, and the navy shower method, sure seems to give us longer lasting hot water.
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Surprised that you have an issue with the 12 gallon tank. The wife and myself take one to two showers daily, run the dishwasher, and do loads of laundry (sometimes two of the above at the same time) and have never run out. Maybe too long of showers.

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First thing to check is to make sure you don't have the crossover valve open. Read this thread:


NO (OR LUKEWARM) HOT WATER -Please read first

X2
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We have a six gallon tank and with both of us showering with the gas and electric on, we never run out of hot water.

We don't take 15 minute showers mind you and many years of boondocking has taught us to conserve to a degree, (we don't take Navy showers) but we find our water heater recovery quite adequate.
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Old 06-20-2019, 01:11 PM   #7
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I would check and see if the bypass is partly on. When we had our TT with a 6 gallon gas/elect 4 of us could shower with the 4th just getting warm water at the end. We ran both when needed and used the navy shower method. Looking forward to the 10 gallon unit we have now!!!
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We have 12 gallon conventional dual fuel, and we take back to back long showers, not Navy showers, and almost never ever run out of hot water.
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