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Old 01-24-2020, 08:49 PM   #1
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Odd Hot water Issue

What do you think?
Here is the situation.

2008 Bounder 35H

Connected to city water with 45 PSI reading. Morning lows in the 40's
Cold water pressure and delivery is good.
No hot water pressure in the morning.
When turning on hot water just a dribble comes out. Applies to all faucets.
By 11 am I get hot water pressure. THis has occured for the last 3 mornings.
Any ideas, suggestions?

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Old 01-24-2020, 09:06 PM   #2
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Your WH probably has a check valve on the outlet. If that valve sticks, it will prevent/slow the flow of hot water. That maybe your issue. After sitting all night, the valve sticks. Then, after hours of some usage, it eventually releases completely and a normal flow happens. 45 psi may also be a bit low which would make freeing the stuck valve more difficult. Just a guess.

Also, make sure your cold inlet by-pass valve is full open so full pressure is entering the tank.

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Old 01-25-2020, 11:36 AM   #3
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I would change the outlet check valve, sounds like it is sticking.
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Old 01-25-2020, 10:16 PM   #4
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Iím just returning from Wyoming. Ours did the same. Our outside hose was frozen.
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Old 01-26-2020, 01:54 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Nonnaof Two View Post
Iím just returning from Wyoming. Ours did the same. Our outside hose was frozen.
He said cold water was good. Just no hot for a while.

Need to get heated city water hose
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Old 01-26-2020, 04:03 AM   #6
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Outside water hose frozen would effect all water not just the hot.
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Old 01-26-2020, 04:23 PM   #7
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Electric heating hoses only keep the hose warm. Most cases the hose bib gets frozen and blocks the water flow. Either trickle the cold water inside the coach sink until the temp is above 32 degrees or connect a 60 watt light bulb trouble light near the hose bib with a bucket covering the light and hose bib to keep it from freezing...that said I hope you are running your rear gas furnance to keep the holding tanks warm or those can freeze and cause lots of damage to water pipes too.

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