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Old 07-02-2012, 10:25 AM   #1
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water heater question

Hello all. I have been reading all the posts re WH I can find, and still have a question. With the switch on, will the WH only draw from the electricity supply? Does the propane only kick in when the shore power fails? it using both propane and electricity at the same time? I am trying to figure out how to set it to use shore power only at a permanent site.
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Old 07-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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If the AC switch is on (and breaker) then the water heater element is on. If the switch for the propane is on then the gas side of the water heater is also on.

If you want to use electric only then turn the switch for the propane off.

Some people have both on. This gives them the ability to maintain their hot water using electric and a fast turnaround when hot water is demanded using propane. I personally just have my electric on and the propane off in my seasonal site.

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Old 07-02-2012, 10:55 AM   #3
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I think it depends on your unit. I don't believe all units have both. I think some times it can be one or the other. Like our camper the WH is propane only.


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