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Old 06-27-2016, 04:57 PM   #11
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So it would be hot at first then cool or warm after that? I believe that is the problem.
Yes, but your propane should kick back on, after you use so much hot water and the thermostats call for more heat. You stated it never comes back on.

Anyhow, I would make sure of the valves as per in the link above or here:

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Start eliminating the easy stuff, then go from there.
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Old 06-27-2016, 05:31 PM   #12
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Yes, but your propane should kick back on, after you use so much hot water and the thermostats call for more heat. You stated it never comes back on.

Anyhow, I would make sure of the valves as per in the link above or here:

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...st-103381.html

Start eliminating the easy stuff, then go from there.
If valves are in winterize you are not drawing any water from the tank.. It is bypassed. You are heating what ever water was left from when you winterized
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Old 06-27-2016, 09:40 PM   #13
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I will open it up and try things this week. I appreciate the help. Will update the findings
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:37 AM   #14
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All valves where open. I corrected it. Will give it a try this weekend and update after that.
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So both hot cold and bypass was open. So hoping this was my problem.
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Old 06-29-2016, 10:51 AM   #17
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So both hot cold and bypass was open. So hoping this was my problem.
Crossover/bypass should be closed...while the hot and cold valves are open.

With the bypass open, then it was allowing cold water into the hot water line.(bypassing the water heater)...thus when you were drawing hot water from the heater, you were also drawing cold water via the crossover/bypass.
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Crossover/bypass should be closed...while the hot and cold valves are open.

With the bypass open, then it was allowing cold water into the hot water line.(bypassing the water heater)...thus when you were drawing hot water from the heater, you were also drawing cold water via the crossover/bypass.
And... likely the reason the water heater never kicked back on. (your original complaint)

It was drawing water through the bypass and the water in the heater remained hot because it never left the tank!
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Thanks for the help folks
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Had plenty of hot water this weekend. Thanks everyone.
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