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Old 07-19-2011, 08:58 PM   #1
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hot water in the toilet

on a recent camping trip i fired up the hot water tank like we always do, then a few minutes later i flushed the toilet and noticed the water flowing in (into the toilet) was steaming hot. whats up with that!! im pretty sure it was always cold water! i can understand sometimes the cold water coming from other taps is warm for a few seconds because the hot and cold pipes are close together in some areas but the water coming into the toilet seemed to be really hot (steam).
cant figure out how hot water can flow through a cold water pipe??
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:06 PM   #2
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on a recent camping trip i fired up the hot water tank like we always do, then a few minutes later i flushed the toilet and noticed the water flowing in (into the toilet) was steaming hot. whats up with that!! im pretty sure it was always cold water! i can understand sometimes the cold water coming from other taps is warm for a few seconds because the hot and cold pipes are close together in some areas but the water coming into the toilet seemed to be really hot (steam).
cant figure out how hot water can flow through a cold water pipe??
Sounds like the toilet water is hooked up to the wrong water line. If its a new camper take it back for warranty.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:10 PM   #3
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By chance did one of the bypass valves get turned on your HWT this might allow hot watr to come through the cold line
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:12 PM   #4
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Was your water hose laying out in the hot sun for a while before you flushed? It dosen't take very long this time of year.
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:12 PM   #5
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Is it possible that the hot water bypass valves are somehow in the wrong configuration/position and allowing hot water to flow into the cold water supply line? Is there any way for that to happen?
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:18 PM   #6
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Similar happened to me once. Check your outside shower. If the valves are open, but the shower head closed, the water will "co-mingle" and be a blend at points beyond.
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Similar happened to me once. Check your outside shower. If the valves are open, but the shower head closed, the water will "co-mingle" and be a blend at points beyond.
have seen that happen on the showers at work.
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