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Old 11-15-2012, 05:33 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by sewdarnhot View Post
...Hot water working great. able to take a nice shower and do dishes. It is turning on and regulating as needed. I wonder how much gas it uses and if I should shut it off durring the day or is it really worth being on/off and restarting. Will it use a lot of gas in idle (When not using the water)??
If you are not using hot water, it cycles on/off every few hours just to maintain the temp. Uses very little propane. The furnace is the big consumer of propane.

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Old 11-15-2012, 08:01 AM   #22
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GREAT to hear you got it working!

It will maintain hot water at about 155 degrees. The big flame will go out when it reaches that temp and come on whenit drops lower to about 95 degrees.

The house heater/furnace will take the most propane and will use it up fast. A gegular tank will be gone in 3 or 4 nights if you like it really warm.
I'd suggest a safe electric heater that will not overload the circuit breaker.
A 1400 -1600 watt will keep it bearable. Anything larger will blow a trailers circuit breaker if only 15 amp. 1,800 watt is the max you can use before it pops the breaker.
Walmart has a great assortment at reasonable prices.

I used to use one like this in my 5th wheel but mine didn't osolate
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