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MFL

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Yes, those are open at least 2/3s, but I think Old-Biscuit is just using the picture to show what slots, rather than suggesting the pictured setting is 1/4. He is a good source of reliable information!

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Posted: 09/13/20 11:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MFL wrote:

Yes, those are open at least 2/3s, but I think Old-Biscuit is just using the picture to show what slots, rather than suggesting the pictured setting is 1/4. He is a good source of reliable information!

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Turn it off.

Turn it on when you will need hot water.

Then turn it off.

It will stay warm in the tank all afternoon. If you use hot water that is in a tank that is turned off, then just turn it back on to warm the cold water that just got dumped into the tank.

Then turn if back off.

I have camped many years. Never needed piping hot water overnight, but everyone is different.

To each his own as Betty Butterfield would say...

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The gas to the water heater in this rig stays shut off. The dual hear mode was a one time deal. Cleaning out the heater tank did the trick. She's running quietly on electric only.

Some great info tossed around here. Thanks for all the pointers folks.


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The Suburban heater in my old Star Craft popup would keep water piping hot overnight with just the pilot light going.

That water heater was located right under the bed. We learned quickly to turn off the main burner at night!


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Did you ever describe the "noise"? If it is popping and crackling then I agree you need to flush it out. If is roaring like a jet taking off, follow Old-Biscuit's recommendation. Make sure it has cooled before you get your hand on that sleeve. Ask me how I know.


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Just popping and cracking, like you'd hear from a large pot of water just beginning to get hot before it starts to boil.

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So after flushing out the water heater tank through the drain, it has become much quieter. We are now mostly using gas instead of electric to heat the water and we do turn it off when retiring for the night. This rig does seem to sip propane as the first 30# tank took over 4 months to get to a level where I believe it needs to be refilled.

Thanks for all the pointers.

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jpmyers wrote:

...and the 2' proximity with a very thin wall for seperation makes it difficult to sleep until it completes it's cycle.


Don't leave it on all night. I never run mine when I'm not needing hot water.


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Does anyone know of an On-Demand water heater for use in a RV?

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