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Old 06-17-2017, 02:52 PM   #1
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Constant Hot Water

I bought a TT recently after several rentals. We are pretty happy with it. While I can live with the 6 gallon water heater my wife and 3 daughters can not. As they are not bath house friendly I have purchased a Surburban IW60 to install. I did some searching and this was the unit with the least bad reviews. I plan on installing it next week. I do have plumbing/gas experience. Does anyone have any tips on an install ?

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Old 06-17-2017, 03:17 PM   #2
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Ours came with the 10, previous tt had the 6. 10 works very well.

If you run the gas with the electric during the 1st shower it will lengthen
the second or more showers.

Don't forget to tun then gas off when done.
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Old 06-17-2017, 03:37 PM   #3
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Also get a shower head with a turn off feature, like the Oxygenics Body Spa.
The ladies will still have to learn to conserve, if you don't have sewer hookups.
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Also get a shower head with a turn off feature, like the Oxygenics Body Spa.
The ladies will still have to learn to conserve, if you don't have sewer hookups.
We have the Oxygenics shower head and really like it. The way it works makes it feel like the water pressure is greater. Almost like a shower massage
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:01 AM   #5
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I bought a TT recently after several rentals. We are pretty happy with it. While I can live with the 6 gallon water heater my wife and 3 daughters can not. As they are not bath house friendly I have purchased a Surburban IW60 to install. I did some searching and this was the unit with the least bad reviews. I plan on installing it next week. I do have plumbing/gas experience. Does anyone have any tips on an install ?

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I don't have a tip on the install but possibly one afterwards. Since you are installing an on-demand type water heater and will have 4 other family members using it for showering purposes as per your OP above..... even though you will have all the hot water you need, it's still going into a drain and possibly the grey water tank that will fill up if not camping at sites with sewer hookups. You may still want to limit the time in the shower, even if hot water supply isn't the problem, the grey water can be if you fill up the holding tank. Just something to maybe consider.
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I bought a TT recently after several rentals. We are pretty happy with it. While I can live with the 6 gallon water heater my wife and 3 daughters can not. As they are not bath house friendly I have purchased a Surburban IW60 to install. I did some searching and this was the unit with the least bad reviews. I plan on installing it next week. I do have plumbing/gas experience. Does anyone have any tips on an install ?

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Old 06-18-2017, 08:44 PM   #7
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We typically camp at full hookup sites. I would love to venture into some parks that I understand do not have the full hookups. I'm hoping that the heater will work if I choose to do so and we are using the "navy shower" method.

If we are at a full hookup site I understand it best to leave the gray water dump valve open.
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Did you have both the gas and electric turned on for the water heater? This will somewhat increase the time before you run out of hot water, and will also speed up the time it takes to recover.

A lot of folks have reported issues with instant hot water heaters. You may be swapping one problem for another. But good luck.

With you and 4 females in a trailer, I'd wager that the HWH is probably the LEAST of your worries; it's probably just the only one you can do anything about!
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Keep us posted on how it turns out. I know the limits of tank storage, but I'm usually at a CG with full hookups, the DW likes longer showers, and this has been a topic of conversation.
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Won't work

I have done my best to get this water heater to work. I am getting no hot water from this thing.
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I have done my best to get this water heater to work. I am getting no hot water from this thing.
Assume it is electric.
Get the meter out.
What are the amps it is pulling and what circuit did you tie it into?
Did you blow the fuse on initial installation possibly?

Start with the fuses.
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Make sure your bypass valve is CLOSED

UPDATE: Sorry, didn't realize you had an on-demand system. But it could still be your bypass valve if you have one.
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When considering on demand heaters do some research as many of them need a minimum water flow to trigger the heater. Some low flow shower heads may not provide that flow level.
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