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Old 10-16-2015, 02:57 PM   #1
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Hot Water on at night or off?

We are dry docking (off the grid), does anyone know if it uses more gas to heat water from scratch or keep it hot all night.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:02 PM   #2
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It's most likely a wash or very close to it. Since you're dry camping I assume you're using propane to heat the water. I'd probably leave it on just so I didn't have to try and remember to turn it back on every time we needed it. You'll waste precious water running some out and then figuring out you forgot to turn the heater back on.
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Old 10-16-2015, 03:08 PM   #3
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For your size heater, i would turn it off at night, it won't take long to heat it up in the morning.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:06 PM   #4
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I leave mine on 24/7.
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Wouldn't dream of turning it off. It will stay hot for hours, might come on one time for about 5-10 minutes during the night and it will take a lot longer than that to start it from scratch in the morning.
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:21 PM   #6
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Turn mine off if I think of it (about 50% of the time LOL). Don't know if it actually saves much as I don't hear the tank heat up too often when I do leave it running. I do know that if it is off all night the water is still hot in the am.
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... I do know that if it is off all night the water is still hot in the am.
If it is still hot in the morning, why turn it off?
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Old 10-16-2015, 04:59 PM   #8
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If it is still hot in the morning, why turn it off?
Good point, OC. A few people had mentioned doing it to save energy so I started doing so. I had been thinking that if its still hot in the am then why leave it on all night. When I do restart it in the morning it doesn't take long to shut back off.
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Good point, OC. A few people had mentioned doing it to save energy so I started doing so. I had been thinking that if its still hot in the am then why leave it on all night. When I do restart it in the morning it doesn't take long to shut back off.
I still fail to see the need to shut it off. With CRS, I'd forget to turn it back on and end up getting another tongue lashing.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:25 AM   #10
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Thank you... advice taken
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