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Old 10-25-2015, 01:21 PM   #1
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Hot water

Is there a way to turn down hot water temperature.
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Old 10-25-2015, 01:28 PM   #2
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Not on the Atwood heaters.
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Old 10-25-2015, 01:33 PM   #3
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Not on the Atwood heaters.
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Not on my Suberban SW10D either.
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Old 10-25-2015, 01:41 PM   #4
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To the best of my knowledge, temperatures are factory pre-set. And I think it has been that way for many years. They set to around 120 to 140 degrees if my memory serves me. I have not seen an adjustment setting on mine either on gas or electric.
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I installed this adjustable thermostat and was able to turn the heat down to a safer level, probably 20 degrees or more

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They are set high because they are small heaters and unless you have them that hot and mix it with cool water you will run out of hot water quickly. Just use more cool water in the mix and relax.
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If you have an Aqua Hot you can adjust the mixing valve.
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THE REPLACEMENT MIXING VALVE FOR A ATWOOD hw HEATER CAN BE ADJUSTED TO MIX MORE COLD WATER WITH THE HOT.
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X2 on Cooperhawk. By having your heater set a bit hotter than typical you effectively stretch your hot water capacity. You just have to pay attention, and be a bit careful.


Of course, if you routinely have kids around that's a different circumstance.
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Thanks for input.

Thanks for your input.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:33 AM   #11
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THE REPLACEMENT MIXING VALVE FOR A ATWOOD hw HEATER CAN BE ADJUSTED TO MIX MORE COLD WATER WITH THE HOT.
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Not all RV water heaters/RV hot water systems have a mixing valve:
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_5u7krd5h8s_b
(However it is relatively easy to add one using the existing hot and cold water pipes).
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Old 10-26-2015, 01:29 PM   #12
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I recently added an adjustable thermostat to my Atwood water heater. I am pleased with the change. Below is a link to my posting about the change on another forum.

No More Scalding Hot Water - Technical Tips and Tricks - Escapees Discussion Forum
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