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Old 06-15-2013, 05:49 PM   #15
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Regarding the HottRod electric element; are you running it together with the propane? The water will not be any hotter running both, it will just recover faster than with only one heat source working.
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:59 PM   #16
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Regarding the HottRod electric element; are you running it together with the propane? The water will not be any hotter running both, it will just recover faster than with only one heat source working.
Recovery is about the same. Slow...
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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.
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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.
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