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Old 11-03-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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Puma water heater question

We spent the last 4 nights at Cloudland Canyon in N Georgia. The wind was blowing 10-20 mph most of the time and night temps were in the low 30 to high 20's. We didn't seem to have a problem with enough hot water until we took showers. The water seems to get cold very quick; much quicker than usual.
Our unit is a 30 ft Puma and the water heater is 6 gals. There is no way I believe we could have run more than a couple of gallons through before the water quickly turned uncomfortably cold. Am I expecting too much from a 6 gallon unit, or is there another problem, (such as the wind causing the flame to go out)?

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  • Two parts of the equation, temperature of the water going into the water heater is likely to be cold and cold water mixing with the hot is likely to be colder therefore more of the limited hot being used. If you are hooked up to power you can use both the gas and electric for quicker recovery.

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Old 11-03-2012, 06:42 PM   #3
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Second.. Normally when they figure out water heaters they plan on water coming in at 60 Degrees, same for the water on the cold side of the faucet.

You are talking water just barley above freezing, perhaps even a bit below (Yes you can do that). Way more work for the water heater.

I keep thinking I'd like a "Demand" type to follow the tank type.. That way I could use the tank (on electric when it's free, or included) and only burn propane when needed.
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