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Old 05-09-2015, 10:34 AM   #1
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Hot water seems too hot

Hot water seems awfully hot, hot water smokes coming out of faucet


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Old 05-09-2015, 10:49 AM   #2
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Not good. Sounds like a malfunctioning thermostat. Are you on electric or propane. Whichever you are on you could get a temporary fix by switching to the other heating method if you can. As long as you are not boondocking.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:54 AM   #3
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If the water gets too hot, it will trip the over temp protection.
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Hot water seems awfully hot, hot water smokes coming out of faucet.

Ours does the same. Brand new Apex. I looked forever for an adjustment and it just seems to be a fixed temp. I don't think ours is a malfunction, just a higher than we're used to setting.


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I was told that there are adjustable thermostats under rubber like covers on the heater . But different makes of heaters are different I'm sure.
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Don't think it has an adjustable thermostat. Most, if not all rv water heaters come with "fixed temperature" hi limits from the factory. One is 12V for propane and the other is for 110V.
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Don't think it has an adjustable thermostat. Most, if not all rv water heaters come with "fixed temperature" hi limits from the factory. One is 12V for propane and the other is for 110V.
Ok , good information. I know I read on this forum where someone somehow raised the hot water temperature giving them more shower time. I have done that in my house when I had the whole crew in the house. Maybe they replaced the thermostat with a higher temp unit.
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Ok , good information. I know I read on this forum where someone somehow raised the hot water temperature giving them more shower time. I have done that in my house when I had the whole crew in the house. Maybe they replaced the thermostat with a higher temp unit.
That's what I did, replaced the factory 130° hi limits and replace both with 142° ones. Like it much better and it makes the hot water last longer or at least it sure seems too.
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That's what I did, replaced the factory 130° hi limits and replace both with 142° ones. Like it much better and it makes the hot water last longer or at least it sure seems too.
Yup, it really does make the run times of total showers events longer since the mix of water takes less hot by volume.
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The hotter the water the more cold water you can mix into it for showers making for longer showers.

You can check the actual temp of the water easily enough by placing a meat thermometer under the hot water. Meat thermometers are pretty cheap at WalMart.
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