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Old 04-01-2012, 01:32 AM   #11
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I have hot water... Yay! Thanks for all the help. I love this forum
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:47 AM   #12
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X2 Mtnguy. We have used both for 25+ yrs with no ill effect. Does make for faster recovery and uses very little propane.
X - whatever we are up to.

If using both, the propane will not come on to maintain temperature once it is hot. The electric element will keep the hot water "hot" without lighting the burner.

Once you start demanding hot water and cold water enters the system; the propane will light and assist the electric element to get the water back up to temperature. The result is hot water faster and longer.

They are two independent systems and will not conflict with each other.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:58 AM   #13
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I replaced my thermostats-------------

I replaced both of my thermostats on my H/W tank from 120 to 140. Now my hot water last a lot longer when taking a shower.
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:16 AM   #14
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If your wh is backfiring, you might want to re-align the spark according to the instructions. Our new 5ver wh was backfiring and after I re-aligned the spark probes according to these instructions and it works great now, lights on the first spark.
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:26 AM   #15
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like stated before to reinerate so you do not mess up the heating element - just make sure the switch on the hot water heater is in the "off" postion before applying the electric to the camper and then make sure there is water in the water heater by purging the air out with the pressure relieve valve before turning that switch to the "on" position.
also like stated before you can use the propane and electric at the same time but I would turn the propane off once done for quicker recovery time of the hot water
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #16
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gas and electricity at the same time ????

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That's good to know. The RV tech that did our PDI, said not to use them both at the same time. I can't say that I have followed that advice 100%. If my wife and I are both trying to get ready in the morning at the same time, we'll flip on the gas after the first shower, then flip it off after.
interesting...the rv tech that did our PDI told us to use both at the same time . in our case we have two switches in the bathroom, one for the gas and one for the electricity. he also told us we don't have to open the case at all, but i still feel like i have to go there and check that there's water. i also opened the hot water faucet to make sure there was water coming out before turning the heater on.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:59 AM   #17
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interesting...the rv tech that did our PDI told us to use both at the same time . in our case we have two switches in the bathroom, one for the gas and one for the electricity. he also told us we don't have to open the case at all, but i still feel like i have to go there and check that there's water. i also opened the hot water faucet to make sure there was water coming out before turning the heater on.
you can use them separate or together either is fine !

FYI just becuase you turn on the hot water at your sink does not mean that theres water in the tank .
hw heater by pass valves could be turned .
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[QUOTE=Bradrustan;175987]How do I light and use this water heater?

who's your dealer ? I want to make sure I don't go there or anywhere near there for service .
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FYI just because you turn on the hot water at your sink does not mean that there's water in the tank. HW heater by pass valves could be turned .
This is an extremely important point and needs to be reiterated.
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This is an extremely important point and needs to be reiterated.
wowww..i didn't know that...how can i check if the bypass valve is on????
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