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More hot water in a RV

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by campthewestcoast, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    campthewestcoast

    campthewestcoast [OP] Oceanfisherman

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    Owning a travel trailer, we do a lot of camping. The 6 gallon water heater was always short of hot water, I modified it. By adding an adjustable thermostat to raise the temperture of the water and installing a honeywell thermostatic mixing valve on the back of the water heater to temper-down the water to a set point, I'm able to get 50% more hot water or up to a total of 9 gallons of hot water from one cycle of the water heater.
     
  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    Tigahshark

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    Not sure what this thread is about, you asking how to get more hot water or are you saying how you did it?
     
  3. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    campthewestcoast

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    This is how I did it
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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  6. Feb 10, 2012 at 12:23 AM
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    You could go to a tankless water heater. Use less fuel and never run out of hot water. Bit more expensive I know, but worth it imo.
     
  7. Feb 10, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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    :thumbsup: we have that running our house hot water
     
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