Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: General RVing Issues: hot water rv heater
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > hot water rv heater

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next
smarty

new mexico

Senior Member

Joined: 04/23/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/02/21 10:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

not mentioned thus far is that when you lite your hot water heater after not being used for awhile one should always check the relief valve on the hot water heater to make sure all air is purged. If no water comes out your tank is empty. DO NOT TURN THE HEATER ON. If this is the case.

Old-Biscuit

Verde Valley

Senior Member

Joined: 06/20/2009

View Profile



Posted: 04/02/21 01:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

smarty wrote:

not mentioned thus far is that when you lite your hot water heater after not being used for awhile one should always check the relief valve on the hot water heater to make sure all air is purged. If no water comes out your tank is empty. DO NOT TURN THE HEATER ON. If this is the case.


Actually .....NOT the T&P but open a faucet Hotside so air is bleed out of hotside/Water heater fills to correct water level and maintains the AIR POCKET that helps control pressure increases when heating water

Opening the T&P can disrupt the formation of that air pocket


Is it time for your medication or mine?


2007 DODGE 3500 QC SRW 5.9L CTD In-Bed 'quiet gen'
2007 HitchHiker II 32.5 UKTG 2000W Xantex Inverter
US NAVY------USS Decatur DDG31

Boon Docker

Mountain Foothills of Southern Alberta

Senior Member

Joined: 10/30/2015

View Profile



Posted: 04/02/21 01:29pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

smarty wrote:

not mentioned thus far is that when you lite your hot water heater after not being used for awhile one should always check the relief valve on the hot water heater to make sure all air is purged. If no water comes out your tank is empty. DO NOT TURN THE HEATER ON. If this is the case.


Actually .....NOT the T&P but open a faucet Hotside so air is bleed out of hotside/Water heater fills to correct water level and maintains the AIR POCKET that helps control pressure increases when heating water

Opening the T&P can disrupt the formation of that air pocket


It is surprising how many people do not realize that.

spoon059

Just north of D.C.

Senior Member

Joined: 10/03/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/02/21 02:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Water is only COLD upon initial filling.....reheat occurs when water temp gets to 110*F....that is still considered HOT
So get off the semantics Sheesh.

It heats cold water, it maintains hot water. Didn't know I needed your permission to comment about someone else's post, I'll consider that moving forward.


2015 Ram CTD
2015 Jayco 29QBS

Boon Docker

Mountain Foothills of Southern Alberta

Senior Member

Joined: 10/30/2015

View Profile



Posted: 04/02/21 02:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This place is so funny at times. [emoticon]

Old-Biscuit

Verde Valley

Senior Member

Joined: 06/20/2009

View Profile



Posted: 04/02/21 03:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

spoon059 wrote:

Old-Biscuit wrote:

Water is only COLD upon initial filling.....reheat occurs when water temp gets to 110*F....that is still considered HOT
So get off the semantics Sheesh.

It heats cold water, it maintains hot water. Didn't know I needed your permission to comment about someone else's post, I'll consider that moving forward.



[image]

MFL

Midwest

Senior Member

Joined: 11/28/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/02/21 06:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^^^^^^^^

[image]





mr_andyj

Georgia

Senior Member

Joined: 11/13/2004

View Profile



Posted: 04/02/21 06:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wa8yxm wrote:


Well why would you want to heat HOT water?
.

Wow. I sure hope wa8ysm is still not driving too.

Yes, it will light and heat. Some steel tanks are lined with an anti-rust coating and that will be ruined. Aluminum tanks may not be lined, so other than possible warping, I do not know what damage would occur. The propane will be much worse I assume than the electric element as the element is not touching the tank, but the propane flame is.

I accidentally had the electric on all winter, but did not keep camper plugged in too often as solar was on roof, but did have it plugged in plenty long enough to find out... and when I put water in there were no leaks. I t was well after that until I realized the electric was on, when I tried running the AC off a gen and kept tripping the breaker with both AC and tank on.
When gas is on at least it makes noise.

spoon059

Just north of D.C.

Senior Member

Joined: 10/03/2010

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/03/21 05:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:



[image]

Ha, you mad bro? Didn't mean to make you cry...

pitch

NY

Senior Member

Joined: 06/08/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/03/21 06:08am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How many of you guys thought that the ever popular, "Why would you heat hot water?" was witty and original?
Betcha you're the life of all the parties!

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  General RVing Issues

 > hot water rv heater
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in General RVing Issues


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2021 CWI, Inc. © 2021 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.