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Old 11-22-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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Turning up the water heater on my 318bhs

I have an atwood GC6AA-10E. The gas/electric on/off switches are inside.

I have been through the instuctions and cannot figure out how to increase the temp of the HW. Lousy instuctions. Anyone? Please?
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:14 PM   #2
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I have an atwood GC6AA-10E. The gas/electric on/off switches are inside.

I have been through the instuctions and cannot figure out how to increase the temp of the HW. Lousy instuctions. Anyone? Please?
Don't think you'll find one, I do believe they are non-adjustable. My understanding is they are factory set at around 140.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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Well, that would explain why I cannot find it. Damn! I was hoping to turn it up a bit so I can have a warmer/longer shower.

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Do you know what the water temp is right now?
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
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no, but, I need very little cool water to make it feel the right temp. It just seems like I should be able to go a bit longer, even with only 6 gallons, especially at the feeble rate the water is coming out.

I have had a rough day. I want a long hot shower. Maybe I will break down and go to the bathhouse :-)
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:23 PM   #6
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...I have had a rough day. I want a long hot shower. Maybe I will break down and go to the bathhouse :-)
That would be the simple solution, 6 gal is not very much regardless of the temperature. Even if you mixed it half and half, that's only 12 gallons. Even at 2 gal/min, you only get 6 minutes.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:23 PM   #7
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Turn on both the electric and gas at the same time. It will recover faster, and make for a longer shower.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:26 PM   #8
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Turn on both the electric and gas at the same time. It will recover faster, and make for a longer shower.
Still won't catch up fast enough even at a reduced flow from my experience.
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no, but, I need very little cool water to make it feel the right temp.
140 degrees is usually quite hot and you need to mix a fair amount of hot and cold together to get it cool enough to shower under. I even like an extra hot shower (for my luscious long flowing mane).

I wonder if your water just isn't hot enough and there's an issue somewhere...

Does the Atwood have a water mixing valve built in that it brings in some cold to the hot to extend it's usage?

Do you possibly have a winterization valve partially open? Or another faucet (like your outside shower) that have the knobs on, but the button pushed to off on the showerhead itself?

Have you thought about changing out the showerhead for higher pressure that uses less water like an Oxygenics showerhead? And, are you practicing the "Navy Shower" concept where you turn off the water between steps?
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Per post #5, she wants a long hot shower, so she is definitely not interested in the Navy shower.
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