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Old 05-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Hot Water Heater

Does this mean our heater is electric and gas? Will having both on at the same time ruin it?

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Old 05-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Yes it has both. And yes you can use both at the same time. The reheat time will be faster.

Only caution is that you not flip the electric switch unless you are sure that the HW heater has water in it... It will burnout in about 8 seconds.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:27 PM   #3
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BTW, it is a water heater. No need for a hot water heater unless you want the water to be hotter than what comes out of a regular water heater...
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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Not sure on that 8 seconds as it will burn out. When we did our pdi at the dealership the cleaning guys flicked it on. Was on for at least 2hrs. Tank was in bypass mode so no water in it. Noted it on the walkthru sheet. We've used it every weekend with out a problem so far. Will get them to replace it at the end of season when all the other little things will get fixed.
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Not sure on that 8 seconds as it will burn out. When we did our pdi at the dealership the cleaning guys flicked it on. Was on for at least 2hrs. Tank was in bypass mode so no water in it. Noted it on the walkthru sheet. We've used it every weekend with out a problem so far. Will get them to replace it at the end of season when all the other little things will get fixed.
Would have to guess there was water in the tank as the element will burn out in less than a minute in most case or it could have been the breaker was flipped.
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Possibly. Breaker never tripped. Only one that tripped was the tank level sensors when it was cold out. -20c. And tanks empty.
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:12 AM   #7
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Thanks for the help. Showers went much better with the hot water on. I thought these switches were for the fireplace so I shut them off this morning before my kids showered. Needless to say the water was a little cold!
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you're both wrong, one switch is to turn off the fireplace, the other is to turn off the lightening
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Not sure on that 8 seconds as it will burn out. When we did our pdi at the dealership the cleaning guys flicked it on. Was on for at least 2hrs. Tank was in bypass mode so no water in it. Noted it on the walkthru sheet. We've used it every weekend with out a problem so far. Will get them to replace it at the end of season when all the other little things will get fixed.
I seriously doubt this. Every case where there was power available and no water in the tank resulted in immediate failure. If the anode was out at the time, sparks immediately shot out of the hole. (actual experience).

Most likely the breaker was open in the power center and even though the outside switch was on the breaker was off.
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Not sure on that 8 seconds as it will burn out. When we did our pdi at the dealership the cleaning guys flicked it on. Was on for at least 2hrs. Tank was in bypass mode so no water in it. Noted it on the walkthru sheet. We've used it every weekend with out a problem so far. Will get them to replace it at the end of season when all the other little things will get fixed.
It's one of those new smart electrodes that shuts itself off cause it smarter than than the rest of us. LOL
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