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Old 03-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hot water too pot..

Working on my 72 Overlander this weekend.. On our shake down outing last weekend,, I found for a 10 gal water heater I sure could not take much of a shower before the water got cold.. Less than a gallon..

I traced all the plumbing and it came to me.. The cold water was going in the hot water heater on the top port and hot water out the bottom.. Now I remember that hot water rises,,, so this had to be backward..

So I flipped some pipes around and found that even after only 5 minutes with the water heater gassed up,, I had warm water in the kitchen..

Now my question is.. The water supply for the toilet is off the hot line from the water heater.. Was this a Airstream idea to add more heat to the black holding tank for winter use? Or is this just another oversight from the PO? The plumbing at that point all looks stock 72 Airstream..

Cant think it would hurt anything other than the propane cost,, but felt I should ask the team of experts on from the group.. Thanks


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Old 03-25-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Your PO had no idea how to plumb anything! Cold water to the toilet please...

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Old 03-25-2012, 02:15 PM   #3
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One of the things that a PO of my trailer did was to plumb the city water inlet to a hot water line. This caused everything to be reversed while on city water, but correct when running out of the fresh water tank via the pump. A few snips, a little PEX and a couple of fitting later it was fine.
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