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Old 02-02-2016, 07:51 AM   #15
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Somehow we managed to leave hours switched on after winterizing (no water in the tank) for quite a few hours when on shore power. Most likely the HW heater electrical switch was switched on by someone thinking it was the light switch! Could only have been me or one other person!)

When I discovered it and switched it off, I figured the element would be shot. Of course I blamed that other person! But it was fine.


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Old 02-02-2016, 08:19 AM   #16
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A water pump is one of the easiest thing to replace in your AS and one of the worst things to go wrong while camping. For that reason I always carry a spare. If it where me I would by a new one and store it in the AS. You may or may not have damaged your water pump, but eventually it will go bad and probably at the worst possible time.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:54 AM   #17
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Good point about a spare!
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:01 AM   #18
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You must have the same switch panel in the bath as me. It always bothered me the switches were so close. Now when I winterize and drain the heater, I put a strip of masking tape over that switch.
I built a plexiglas box that goes over the two WH switches so that we can't turn one on by mistake.
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Old 02-02-2016, 10:43 AM   #19
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What is that saying.... "necessity is the mother of invention".
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:21 PM   #20
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I believe the manufacturer states that they can be run dry..... but for four days? You could get a another jug of antifreeze and see if it will still pump it. A cheap test so you won't be surprised come April.
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You must have the same switch panel in the bath as me. It always bothered me the switches were so close. Now when I winterize and drain the heater, I put a strip of masking tape over that switch.
It seems that the placement of those switches in the bathroom isn't the only 'misthought"
It seems that there are a number of design 'placements' that were installed without any thought to the dynamics of usage.
One wonders what the design team is thinking, if indeed they DID think at all!
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Old 02-02-2016, 04:23 PM   #21
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I believe the manufacturer states that they can be run dry..... but for four days? You could get a another jug of antifreeze and see if it will still pump it. A cheap test so you won't be surprised come April.
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You must have the same switch panel in the bath as me. It always bothered me the switches were so close. Now when I winterize and drain the heater, I put a strip of masking tape over that switch.
It seems that the placement of those switches in the bathroom isn't the only 'misthought"
It seems that there are a number of design 'placements' that were installed without any thought to the dynamics of usage.
One wonders what the design team is thinking, if indeed they DID think at all!😬
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Old 02-02-2016, 07:48 PM   #22
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Yeah, like the things that I have had to fix that I could not access without cutting holes:
- Gray tank dump valve
- Black tank dump valve
- Low point drain valves
- Shower drain
- Front door frame hinge bolts

Let me think a little bit, and I'll come up with more.... just remember, you started this.
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Old 02-03-2016, 12:36 PM   #23
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Oh that is painful
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:58 PM   #24
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Update:

Pumped in some more pink stuff - pump seems to work fine

Whew

Gonna get a backup for later though - thanks everyone
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:25 AM   #25
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I may have a different control panel than you but I added a lighted switch (blue) to see when it was on. It provides at least a visual.
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I may have a different control panel than you but I added a lighted switch (blue) to see when it was on. It provides at least a visual.

Great idea - I plan on doing something to help me remember
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