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Old 08-05-2017, 02:31 PM   #1
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How to use a tankless water heater

Hey guys and girls this couple figured out how to best use a tankless water heater and made a very good video explaining how to use it and the common pitfalls.



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Old 08-05-2017, 03:00 PM   #2
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Navy Showers is the correct term. In the old days. Sorry I'm dating myself. Water was a precious commodity on board ship because the boilers used water to make steam to power the ship. We had fresh water makers onboard that converted sea water to fresh. The water for the propulsion system was priority, 2nd was for the ships mess (cooking, cleaning & laundry), 3rd was for showers for the crew. Most of the time there was what we called water hours for the showers. You jumped in got wet, shut off the water, soaped up then rinsed off. That my friends is a true NAVY shower. It's a lot better these days. 🤣
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Listening to them the first thing that comes to mind is that we take more or less back to back showers similar to what we do at home. We have a 6 gallon tank that we run on either gas or electric depending on where we are. She goes first. By the time she clears the bathroom the water is more than hot enough for my shower. I never run out of hot water. That blows the whole navy shower idea for us.

We run the tank very hot so we can adjust whatever temperature we want at the faucet. No problem. If traveling it has the side benefit of having adequate hot water at lunch to wash hands and rinse off dishes without bothering to turn on the gas.

In turn it leaves us wondering why anybody would want to mess with a tankless with all their other problems. They seem to be an answer in search of a problem.
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When your unit comes with one you learn to adapt to what it takes to use it. Like everything else in the rv world, I guess..
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My parents had one in their 1958 KenCraft TT they special ordered. Was a European propane fired unit and did the job in an 18' TT for the three of us.
Yep, they've been around for years in other countries but they are now much more sophisticated but people still have to understand they have their limits.
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Like nothermark we do the same with a 10gal and I turn the propane heater on along with the electric heater. It works the same as an on demand and we never run out of hot water.
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