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Old 02-26-2016, 02:56 PM   #31
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It also depends upon how cold the cold water is. If the cold water is from the fresh water tank the hot water will last longer than colder water from the outside water hookup. And, I put insulation around my water heater to keep the water hot longer.
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Old 02-26-2016, 02:58 PM   #32
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Thanks for all the great tips. I will check when I'm at the camper this weekend.
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:02 PM   #33
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its about 1 gal per minute, 6 gallon tank about 6 minutes,
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Old 02-26-2016, 03:40 PM   #34
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x3 on both oxygenetics shower head and navy showers. My sister and I both have VERY thick hair and take showers one right after the other. We don't run out of hot water but you have to conserve that hot water in order for it to last (hence - navy showers - they're not so bad once you get used to them). cincia
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Oxygenics, navy shower, and use propane while showering. The propane is more effocient and reheats the water more quickly. These work well for both my wife and me. We tried leaving it on electric,but the water heater just doesn't seem to be able to keep up in that mode. BTW, for the navy shower, you don't have to be strict. Just don't leave it running for more than about a minute at a time.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:14 PM   #36
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We have always had the 6 gallon heaters. When I shower, I get the water to a comfortable temperature. Wet myself down starting with my hair. Turn the water off at the shower head sprayer. Lather up, wash my hair and entire head, turn water back on, rinse. then turn back off. Wash the rest of me and then rinse again. A lot of turning on an off but I don't run out of hot water.
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Is your Oxygenics the 7 setting model or the simple spray head?
It's called the "body spa"https://www.oxygenics.ca/products_details.php?id=3
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its about 1 gal per minute, 6 gallon tank about 6 minutes,
I understand that but the rate your mentioning is when the hot water tap only is fully open. Actually the water may not even last that long. Depends on what your pump puts out, unless you use the city connection. I don't know what the gpm would be.

Off the top of my head I think my pump is 1.2 gpm or 1.5 gpm somewhere around there.

So let's go with the 1.5 gpm (easier numbers) if you turn the hot a 1/3 of a turn and the cold 2/3 of a turn your hot should last 12 mins. Now if you turn both the hot and cold down some more your hot water should last even longer.

Now before everyone jumps on the band-wagon and crucifixes me here this is not scientific, I only used what brain cells I have left, after which I will be having a nap.

Right or wrong and assuming everything else is working properly this theory of mine seems to work just fine for us two.

You get yourself a better shower head e.g. Oxygenics and do the Navy thing as a couple have mentioned your hot water should last quite a while 6 gal or 10gal.

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We have an Oxygenics shower head. It helps limit flow and increase pressure at the same time. Great invention!

An oxygenics actually uses more water then the cheap one the factory installs fyi


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Previous posts on similar problems with hot water not lasting long enough sometimes point to two possible causes:


1. The hot water heater bypass valve open; and
2. The outside shower faucet turned on but the shower head turned off.


Apparently, the outside faucet will allow mixing of hot and cold water and ruin a perfectly good shower. I've never experienced it but I've read other posts that say it is a possibility.
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