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Old 09-05-2012, 10:09 PM   #21
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If I'm not mistaken Herk has a mod link for that. Herk????
I think he does but I want to jack this mod up a little !
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:09 PM   #22
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You know this gets me thinking about a mod................
Stay tuned........
Electric shock or remote control?
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #23
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Electric shock or remote control?
Shock therapy would be best but I did find an on /off remote but need to verify numbers . It is an rf remote so no line of sight would be needed.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #24
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I have a HUGE warning about running the hot water tap to make sure there is water in the tank. If the BYPASS valve is still in winterize position (OPEN) and the in and out valves are closed, the water fill flow out of the hot water tap and the tank WILL BE EMPTY.

This is a horrible way to check for water in the hot water tank, IMO.
Use the pressure relief valve until water comes out before you turn on ANY power to the hot water heater.

With no water in the tank, using the VAC switch (outside in some water heaters) will destroy the element quickly. Using the DC/Propane system with no water in the tank may damage the high limit thermostat.

As to moving the switch from outside to inside; you really don't "move" it. It just stays "ON" and the outlet the water heater plugs into is changed to a switched outlet.

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Old 09-06-2012, 06:40 AM   #25
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Use the pressure relief valve until water comes out before you turn on ANY power to the hot water heater.
How long should it take for water to come out using the relief valve?

Assume that the fresh tank got drained out after the last trip (I know that there should still be water in the heater though unless I drain that too) & that new water got added to the fresh tank for the next trip.

I used the valve for just a few seconds & nothing happened.

Perhaps I need to use the valve for a longer period of time?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:58 AM   #26
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How long should it take for water to come out using the relief valve?

Assume that the fresh tank got drained out after the last trip (I know that there should still be water in the heater though unless I drain that too) & that new water got added to the fresh tank for the next trip.

I used the valve for just a few seconds & nothing happened.

Perhaps I need to use the valve for a longer period of time?

With the on board pump running, water should come out immediately if it is full and under pressure.

Air should come out immediately under pressure if it is "filling."

If you got nothing, your bypass valve(s) are closed and the heater is empty.
If your AC switch was on at all, you have killed the heating element.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:40 AM   #27
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To answer how long it should take to fill Hw tank.
My 10 gallon takes about 10 minutes with on board pump. Give or take.
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This isn't making sense. I guess I need to play around with the valve a bit. I tried the valve on the 2nd day of our trip. The fresh tank was full or close to full. The water pump had been running since the day before. I had the water heater on electric. We had taken two hot showers already. So I know the bypass wasn't engaged & the hot water tank had water in it & was working. Still nothing came out of the valve.
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This isn't making sense. I guess I need to play around with the valve a bit. I tried the valve on the 2nd day of our trip. The fresh tank was full or close to full. The water pump had been running since the day before. I had the water heater on electric. We had taken two hot showers already. So I know the bypass wasn't engaged & the hot water tank had water in it & was working. Still nothing came out of the valve.
Your pressure relief valve is bad and needs to be replaced, if that is the case.
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Old 09-06-2012, 10:05 AM   #30
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Your pressure relief valve is bad and needs to be replaced, if that is the case.
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