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Old 11-11-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Heated tank pads

Silly question, how to you turn the pads on to heat the black, grey and fresh water tanks in the underbelly?
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:27 PM   #2
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On ours, the panel with slide switches, water heater switch, slide swithes there is a switch for heat pads, ours is a 2009, maybe the same on yours.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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mine is named TANK HEATERS... but I do not own a MH either.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:44 PM   #4
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We have a 2014 400BH. I don't recall seeing a switch for tank heaters where the slide, tank indicators, water pump and water heater switches are located. But that would be the logical place.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:16 PM   #5
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On my '14 390, there is a red switch that is not labeled that is for the tank heaters.
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Old 11-11-2014, 09:33 PM   #6
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My switch is there with all the others.....


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Old 11-11-2014, 11:12 PM   #7
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Old 11-12-2014, 05:20 PM   #8
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On ours, there's a domestic-style light switch on a panel below the kitchen counter with a label "ARTIC PACK". To a Brit, an "artic" is a tractor-trailer rig (short for "articulated lorry"), but I believe it should read "ARCTIC". It turns on the tank heaters.

They're only on the grey and black tanks, on the assumption by the designer that the potable tank is inside the living space. The built in thermostat keeps the heaters on until the tank contents are above 60 F. I can't see using electrical power to heat the sewage to that temp.

I've never used the system.
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My potable water tank is in same compartment as the grey and black ones....


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Old 11-12-2014, 05:56 PM   #10
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We have a 2014 400BH. I don't recall seeing a switch for tank heaters where the slide, tank indicators, water pump and water heater switches are located. But that would be the logical place.
This is FR remember that, and you have answered your own question.....
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Old 11-12-2014, 07:52 PM   #11
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It's the one that's lit up.

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X2, mine looks the same.


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Old 11-13-2014, 12:49 PM   #13
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Heated tank pads

Here's my panel. I thought The tank heat switch is for the on demand water heater. Hmmm...Click image for larger version

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Here's my panel. The tank heat switch is for the on demand water heater. So no apparently switch for the basement tanks. Hmmm...Attachment 66345

Pretty sure that is for your tank heater pads. The on demand hot water switch is on the actual hot water heater itself. Think someone gave you bum gouge.
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Here's what mine looks like - tank heaters switch is lit up ....


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Here's my panel. I thought The tank heat switch is for the on demand water heater. Hmmm...
I believe the on demand water heater is also called 'Tankless' right?
Would lead me to believe the 'tank heat' switch does not control the water heater.
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Old 11-15-2014, 04:31 PM   #17
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I have a Legacy SR 300 and the brochure says we have tank heating pads but I cannot see them nor is there a switch anywhere that would turn them on!
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I have a Legacy SR 300 and the brochure says we have tank heating pads but I cannot see them nor is there a switch anywhere that would turn them on!
Don't know your unit but they run off a stat and come on at 40 degrees, maybe yours are just automatic without a switch, call your dealer... Kinda of stupid not to have a switch.
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:59 PM   #19
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To expand on this question, how do you know they are "working". I ask because I was in Idaho on Wednesday and my water all froze up at -9. The tank heater switch was lit up and I also assumed the furnace would be heating the tank compartment but pretty sure it's not. This was a rude awakening to me.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:28 PM   #20
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-9!! Wow, might have been to cold for the system to keep up with. And I don't think the furnace will heat the basement compartments.
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