Originally Posted by Ray,IN
If you are on metered electric, a quick check to see if the HottRod is working is to turn off everything possible and run out the hot water. Observe the meter wheel/readout for meter speed while someone else turns on the HottRod and check speed again. You should be able to see a difference in meter speed. Of course the best method is to use a clamp-on ammeter.
We are on un-metered power. So that is a no go. I know I should buy a clamp on ammeter. The thing that should be noted, is that recovery time doesn't change when plugged in or unplugged. Further with my work, (12 hours a day, 5 to 6 days a week, Mids/Graveyard shift) I don't have alot of time to work on it. I'm not saying it is not a good product, and I may have just bought a non-functional unit.
Now, if I could just find a "large item filter" for my splendide 2100XC, for less than $65.00. That just seems like highway robbery. It is a very poor design the way I see it. I have searched Ebay, and the only place where you can get them for less is out of the UK for cheaper, minus shipping.