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Old 07-22-2021, 06:54 AM   #1
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Strange Hot Water Heater Issue Fixed

I'm parked at a friends house in Montana for a few days. I couldn't get my hot water heater to heat the water to the usual blistering degrees. I'd run the hot water to drain the tank down with fresh water entering and it wouldn't start. I checked voltages, connections, gas supply....everything was fine. Then I went into the bathroom and tuned on the COLD water and the water was very hot. Turns out the dark green, 100' hose from my friends house, laying in the hot sun, was heating the supply water to the hot water heater to just above the turn on thermostat setting. I was so relieved as I have 2600 miles to go to get home! This morning, upon turning on the hot water heater that wonderful, familiar "click" and "flame roar" was so welcomed! Hope this helps others that might find a similar situation.
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Thanks for the post. No doubt others will benefit from it.
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Suburban Water Heater T-stat Opens at 130*F----Closes when temp drops to 100*F

Atwood Water Heater T-stat Opens at 140*F----Closes when temp drops to 110*F
*Optional T-stat 130*F/100*F
**XT Models/Mixing Valve T-stat 155*F/125*F
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That was the easiest fix I've heard of. I wish just one of my problems was that easy. So for over 300.
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Gee, a solar water heater.

My brother in law used to do this to heat his above ground pool. About 50 feet of black abs water line coiled on his deck roof and connected to the pool pump.
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My BIL boondock exclusively

Has a 6 gallon black water bag he hangs on a pole with 1/2" flex line with a valve on it

If you come across a 64 yr old guy standing next to truck/camper taking a shower say Howdy to Norm
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