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Old 03-08-2016, 03:57 PM   #11
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It sounds like you are getting hot water, but it turns to cold. I had that problem and discovered that it was my water filter. I was using a Camico CX90 Taste Pure Water Filter that reduced the flow of water so much that not enough went through the hot water heater (I have an instant heater). When I removed the filter, problem solved. I am now looking for a recommendation for a whole house filter.
We have a whole house water filter at our residence. It initially came with the white filters as in the RV. We have found that switching to carbon filters gives good flow and good tasting water. Carbon filters are gray and are more expensive, but worth it. We buy them at the local home improvement stores in the area of the water softeners displays. The canister wrenches are in the same department. Home whole house filter cartridges interchange with the RV whole house water filter canisters. I believe the package directions indicate you should run water through a new cartridge for a few minutes.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:05 PM   #12
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You may also want to check your low point drain. It would be on the red pipe either capped under the RV or on a valve in the area of water pump. It may not be the cause, but just throwing out another thought.
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Old 03-08-2016, 04:19 PM   #13
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Locating the bypass valve can be a real pain. We bought new last June. It didn't have a winterizing valve, so I assumed it wouldn't have a hot water bypass. As Bob Caldwell notes, it is opposite your water heater vent. Ours was under the kitchen sink and under the cabinet floor. When opening the cupboard door, there was a little square panel that was permanently fastened to the cabinet frame. Carefully, I was able to remove the panel. Sure enough, there was the water heater and it did have bypass valves. It was astonishing that this would behind a permanently affixed panel. It has to be accessed every time you winterize and de-winterize. I have modified it to make the panel easier to remove.
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If you turned on the Elect element without water it fried quickly, I fried my element because I forgot to switch the HW bypass valve
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:51 PM   #15
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Sounds like possibly poor PDI information
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:56 PM   #16
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Old 03-10-2016, 07:53 AM   #17
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Locating the bypass valve can be a real pain. We bought new last June. It didn't have a winterizing valve, so I assumed it wouldn't have a hot water bypass. As Bob Caldwell notes, it is opposite your water heater vent. Ours was under the kitchen sink and under the cabinet floor. When opening the cupboard door, there was a little square panel that was permanently fastened to the cabinet frame. Carefully, I was able to remove the panel. Sure enough, there was the water heater and it did have bypass valves. It was astonishing that this would behind a permanently affixed panel. It has to be accessed every time you winterize and de-winterize. I have modified it to make the panel easier to remove.
My Tech removed this panel during PDI when I took delivery of the camper. It opened up lots more space under the sink.
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:38 PM   #18
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i saw the panel and valves behind it. we were informed they were for winterizing and in the gulf coast of texas that is almost comical. it hit 30 degree this winter for about 4hr one night... so i didnt pay them much attention. i turned on the hot water and hot water came out so i shut it off.

thanks for the info and will dig in further
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:59 PM   #19
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This can be caused by 3 things; all easily checked and fixed.



1) The bypass valve in your winterization set up is set to "bypass". That valve MUST be closed to get reliable hot water.



2) The faucets are open and the handset shutoff is closed in either (or both!) the inside shower or the outside showers.



All of these allow cold water to enter the hot water pipes when a hot water tap is opened.

So if all valves are parallel with respect to the pipe I would be getting cold mixed with hot, correct?
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Old 03-15-2016, 04:09 PM   #20
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Yes, if ALL valves are parallel to the pipes (open) you would get cold mixed with hot.
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