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Old 02-17-2015, 01:32 PM   #11
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The 6 gallon Suburban HW tank in our Flagstaff allows both propane and electric to be used at the same time.
best way for quick recovery, plus the Navy Shower....
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Old 02-17-2015, 03:56 PM   #12
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The 6 gallon Suburban HW tank in our Flagstaff allows both propane and electric to be used at the same time.

Yea
I had both gas and electric on at the same time,
I had a 6 gal in my Georgie Boy maverick class c, an the heater in that could keep up with shower demands and it was gas only


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Old 02-17-2015, 04:00 PM   #13
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As others have pointed out, you may have an incorrectly (or faulty) bypass valve.......or you also have the outside shower taps on, but shut off at the handheld wand. This also allows cold water to mix in with the hot water.

Might want to check to see.
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Old 02-17-2015, 04:01 PM   #14
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I have to wonder if the bypass valve isn't stuck partially open allowing cold to mix with hot.
I had a 6 gallon in my flagstaff and we managed with a family of 7

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Our 6 gal Surburban heater gives sufficient hot water to shower for about 7 minutes full on. with the "Navy" shower, you can take your time. One thing that hasn't been mentioned is the gpm of the inlet pressure (use a pressure regulator at ~55psi?), or if you use the fresh tank and water pump do you get better results. I wonder if the inlet pressure is too high, you'll just push water through and not allow it time to get hot as you deplete the supply.
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Question everyone< what is the purpose of having both electric and gas on? Quicker recovery?
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Question everyone< what is the purpose of having both electric and gas on? Quicker recovery?
Yes, it heats faster
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Question everyone< what is the purpose of having both electric and gas on? Quicker recovery?
Yes, plus 142d thermostats help also by requiring less hot water and more cold.
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Question everyone< what is the purpose of having both electric and gas on? Quicker recovery?
Yes, quicker recovery. Eliminates the second person from %@#^%$&^$%(.
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Does anyone know what the factory thermostat setting is


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