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Old 04-20-2015, 08:48 PM   #11
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:53 PM   #12
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Most water heaters come with 130 dual thermostats, one for 110v and one for propane. I haven't seen a 140 thermostat furnished standard in the 40+ yrs I've owned trailers. I changed both in my 5er from 130 to 140 to have more hot water available.
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:40 PM   #13
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Guy wants less heat from his water heater...can yo u help him out??
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Old 04-20-2015, 09:47 PM   #14
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:58 PM   #15
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Why not just open the cold side of the faucet more when running water?
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Old 04-21-2015, 01:04 PM   #16
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Why not just open the cold side of the faucet more when running water?
Usually it's because people don't want their children to get scald/burn from excessive hot water......
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Old 04-21-2015, 04:22 PM   #17
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hot water

We turn cold on first and just crack the hot and its scalding...
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Old 04-21-2015, 07:50 PM   #18
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We turn cold on first and just crack the hot and its scalding...
That's what I was told many, many years ago and what we taught our 2 boys. We had an electric water heater when we were growing up and my mom insisted it be set to 145, so it didn't take much to convince us to turn the cold on first.
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I have an Atwood GE16EXT water heater and I have a 'tempering valve' behind it. This allows cold water to be mixed with the hot at the water heater. You can then adjust it to give whatever temperature hot water you want. FWIW on my particular water heater it holds 10 gallons of water but they rate it as a 16 gallon as I believe the thermostat is set at 140 and by mixing with the cold it extends the supply. Apparently the previous owner had the tempering valve go bad and just took it out of the system. Hot water would dang near scald you and especially in the shower just a small nudge of the faucet would change from ice cold to scalding hot. I used a Watt tempering valve as a replacement. The stock Atwood tempering valve which is apparently prone to failure, is about $150. I found my Watt tempering valve on ebay for $29.

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Old 04-22-2015, 12:11 AM   #20
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It stores water at 160 and mixes to 130. I was a little nervous about the life of a tank at that temp. How is yours and hows it working?
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