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milasman 06-23-2012 12:35 AM

Just finished install Hott Rod.
 
Just finished install of Hott Rod brand heating element for my water heater. I made it pretty permanent with a breaker and lighted switch. My Fleetwood Jamboree came with gas only hit water heater, so this is a nice addition. I need to adjust t- stat down a bit as the water was scalding hot, but other than that fairly easy install.

milasman 06-23-2012 01:31 PM

Factory setting put water temperature at 148 degrees in two hours, 122 degrees after first hour.

Davinger 06-28-2012 02:49 PM

Generally when the wife wants a shower I will turn on both the electric and the gas to give it a boost and then I can take a shower too. I turn the gas off after both are done.

Dfreiberger 06-30-2012 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by milasman
Just finished install of Hott Rod brand heating element for my water heater. I made it pretty permanent with a breaker and lighted switch. My Fleetwood Jamboree came with gas only hit water heater, so this is a nice addition. I need to adjust t- stat down a bit as the water was scalding hot, but other than that fairly easy install.

Hi Milasman- I just bought my Jamboree last week and was surprised when I found out the hot water tank was not dual gas/electric. I was researching hot rods and the ones I saw all required to be plugged into a 110v outlet. Is that what you installed, or is there a different one that taps into MH 110v?

Thanks

Dutch

milasman 07-01-2012 07:48 AM

I bought the lighted matching switch, a 15 amp breaker and hard wired from the panel.

wanderso 07-08-2012 10:32 PM

It's nice that you lice in an area that it doesn't have to be removed to drain the tank in the winter. Not having to buy LP is a good thing. What is the recovery time?

milasman 07-08-2012 10:42 PM

We still have to drain tank once a year or so, get plenty hard water deposits. Recovery time is 45 to 60 minutes with electric alone. Gas can be applied at same time if need be. A nice add on if RV didn't come with electric hot water/gas heater.

wanderso 07-08-2012 10:54 PM

Thanks. Sounds like a useful mod. I'm usually at locations where electric is available, so this would be useful.


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