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Old 04-06-2019, 08:57 AM   #21
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Hey Larry thanks also, I got there by process of elimination. One thing it that I wasn’t patient enough, this water heater takes longer to heat the water than my old Sunseeker.

Actually seems like a nice system.
Mike, the trick here is that the handle of each valve reveals what it does. The red (hot) one is simpler. Think of the handle as corresponding to a gate inside the pipe. If the handle is in line with the pipe, water can flow. If the handle is pointing across the pipe, water is blocked. So in the position in your photo, water can flow out of the heater, through the red pipe.

The blue valve is a little more complicated. It can steer the water coming in the bottom in either of two directions. With the handle in the pictured position, water flows in the bottom and out the top, through the crossover, blocking the connection into the bottom of the water heater, thereby bypassing the water heater.

If you move the blue valve to the other position, water flows in the bottom, is directed into the water heater, and the bypass link is blocked.

Now you know the secret.

By the way, great photos. So many times you have to stare and guess to understand what's been posted, but yours were excellent.

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Old 04-06-2019, 05:33 PM   #22
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Thanks Larry, I actually had it figured out right before I posted this but the water didn’t get cold as fast as I thought it would and I doubted myself and not I realize I need to be more patient hearing up this larger tank. But I’m going to have that chart laminated. Ttys
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:25 AM   #23
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I am having trouble with the water heater. The electric is not working properly. Doesn’t seem like gas is either. There’s an option in the InCommand for water heater. If you say turn it on. You get an option that says “momentary” or second option “latch”. I chose latch. It showed up on my panel. But still did not solve the no hot water issue. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:28 AM   #24
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I’m getting hot water by cycling the switch for the propane heater next to the DC inside the closet. It was on all night and we only had like warm water this morning.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:12 AM   #25
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So I went we cycled the inside hot water switch and it came on and both me and MommaP were able to be get hot showers.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:13 AM   #26
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So I’m not in command of the hot water yet.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:10 PM   #27
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I am having the same concerns. I have a 2018 36CK2 that came originally with an on-demand hot water heater. After wife and I getting shots of cold water after pausing the water flow at the shower head, it didn't take long to have it replaced with a typical 12 gallon water heater. The single handle shower control only gives you an 1/8 of inch of warm water but that's another story.
I still have the on-demand control in the bathroom which is now non-functional. I was told that the switch by the control panel in the closet doesn't do anything. The only switch that supposedly works is the one in behind the access panel to the water heater.
I am wondering how to be able to run both the gas and electric at the same time to enable a faster recovery when using the hot water. I am looking that the gas will do basically re-heating while the electric would maintain the heat.
One thing I don't understand is why the Water heater and Water pump switches in the closet are not red-lighted switches. Would like to be able to quickly see whether or not they are on.
I will be going back to the dealership before my next trip and hopefully they will have some answers about how to run both my gas and electric at the same time to quickly heat the water.
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:31 PM   #28
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My switch in the closet for the gas to the water heater is red lighted.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:16 PM   #29
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Is the blue line below the valve the inlet for water and is the blue line to the left of the valve going to the heater? Typically there are three valves. The only way I can see that with the setup you have is that the valve insides would have one through hole with one cross hole half way that would form a T if you were to cut it in half. This would mean the long part of the T needs to either point to the left into the heater or point to the right essentially opposite from the heater.
When you need to bypass your water heater, but have water to the rest of the system you would need to turn the long part of the T towards the right blocking any water through that part to the T, while still allowing water to go through the top ot the T to the rest of the system. When you want water to the heater and to the rest of the system then you need to turn the valve 180 degrees from the bypass position so the long part of the T is towards the heater allowing flow to the heater and rest of the system.
What kind of flow are you getting now where you currently have the valve positioned? My guess is that in the valve's current position is not bypassing water to the heater but is blocking flow through rest of the system. I am only guessing that the handle points the direction of the long part of the T. Try turning the valve 90 degrees to the right which I think will bypass your heater but give you flow to the rest of the system. Or to the left 90 degrees which would give you flow to the heater and the rest .of the system.
You will have to test for which position of the handle gives you the flow you want. Just remember the cross hole needs to point to the heater or 180 degrees from it. Once you determine mark it up.
Hope this helps.
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Old 04-10-2019, 09:18 PM   #30
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The only red-lighted switch I have is for the tank heaters.
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The only red-lighted switch I have is for the tank heaters.
Wow, i don't even have that. Looks like the tank heater switch was omitted on the 2019.5 models. Maybe it's part of the In-Command system which i have yet to discover. As for the electric option switch on the 12 gal water heater, i think a simple household SPST switch in line with the outside water heater switch and mounted next to the DC inside will solve this issue for us.
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