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Old 05-08-2017, 09:39 PM   #1
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water heater takes long time to get water warm

after de winterizing my Oasis rl26.I made sure all lines were open and water heater was filled and all lines had no air.I started the water heater,after 10 min water was just luke warm. Is this normal or do I have an issue
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give it some more time.
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If you are plugged in and have both propane and electric you can heat things up a little faster by running both at the same time. thats what I do when folks are showering
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thank you I ll keep that in mind
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Normal. A 1500 watt elect heating element sily takes some time to make hot water. Even on gas it can take 30 minues to get up to temp.
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Also make sure bypass valve is closed. Otherwise you will mix cold with the hot.
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If a little more time didn't resolve your hot water temperature problem, you may not have closed the bypass valve that diverts water around the water heater during winterization. This will cause cold water to mix with the hot water and affect the temperature and apparent capacity of the water heater.

Many designs use 3 valves to bypass the water heater during winterization. In the spring, the valves are placed in the normal use position, i.e., the two valves going to and from the water heater in the open position and the bypass valve in the closed position. Perhaps this is the problem.
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Thank you folks.
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On electric only, my water heater takes a good 20-25 minutes to get up to temperature.
On propane only, it takes about 15 minutes and both on at the same time takes about 12 minutes. I've timed it.

It's also somewhat dependent on the ambient temperature of the water coming into the tank as well.
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Good to know folks thanks for all the info
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follow up, do you have hot water yet
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Yay got hot water took about 35 minutes.Thank you for the advise.
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Was is just that it took longer than expected or was bypass valve open.
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