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Old 09-06-2017, 07:41 AM   #1
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Hot water 'delay'

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We have an Allegro 32se 2017. The water heater is very close to the kitchen sink and yet, it takes a long time to get hot water running. It's very quick in the bathroom.

We worry about the waste of precious water when boondocking. Any tips on how to fix this?
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Could be not only the distance but the kitchen faucet may have a slower flow rate requiring more time for the hot warm to arrive. Also, make sure your faucet is not allowing some cold water to mix in when drawing hot water. Good luck.
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I suspect that the kitchen faucet is the last output in the hot water line. I don't think they plumb multiple branches.
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Good morning,
We have an Allegro 32se 2017. The water heater is very close to the kitchen sink and yet, it takes a long time to get hot water running. It's very quick in the bathroom.

We worry about the waste of precious water when boondocking. Any tips on how to fix this?
When boondocking to save water use in the shower or kitchen sink, we put the cold water in a bucket and use it for flushing and rinsing.
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Good morning,
We have an Allegro 32se 2017. The water heater is very close to the kitchen sink and yet, it takes a long time to get hot water running. It's very quick in the bathroom.

We worry about the waste of precious water when boondocking. Any tips on how to fix this?
Tiffin has a wasteful way of plumbing RVs. My water heater is in the rear bathroom. Hot water must travel to the 1/2 bath/kitchen and then back to the rear sink or shower. A total waste of water waiting on the hot water to reach the rear sink when the hot water heater is located under the rear bathroom sink. There was a recent letter to Danny in "Roughing it smoothly" magazine concerning this problem in the 36LA model coach. Your model has the same problem as the 36LA Not sure how to fix yours but have fixed mine by adding a tee connector from the water heater output line and the rear shower hot water line. Now get hot water almost immediately in the shower and sink.
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:52 PM   #6
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Great tip, thanks
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Even after we had the hot water running 5 min ago, we have the same problem. We'll look at the items you mentioned as well, thanks!
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Hi - You might want to consider something like this. RV – Aqua View, Inc.

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I have seen in a forum somewhere, where one person installed a bypass pump on the hot water line at the kitchen, which is then also connected to the water fill.

When wanting hot water turn on that pump, it starts to draw hot water (which is currently cold) thru the system. It's dumping the output back into the freshwater tank. When enough water has flowed thru the pipe that the water is now hot, they turn the bypass pump off and use the faucet.

No freshwater is lost, and no extra water down the sewer to the gray.

I don't boondock enough that it's worth it, so I'd just fill a bucket with the water while warming to use as a toilet flush.
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Thanks Kiawah for this info. I like your tip if we can't fix the issue in a more traditional way ��
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I've been thinking about this, and you really don't need an additional pump.

What is needed is just a little on/off valve, either manual or electric.

When you open the valve, your existing water pump will pump the water thru the system and out that line (which you've now connected to the water fill line). When it's hot you shut your valve off, and you have hot water at your sink.
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