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Old 12-22-2007, 12:04 PM   #1
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Hot water heater.

Any advice on lighting the hot water heater? Is it just like lighting any pilot light? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:05 PM   #2
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Just one.......

After you place the gas valve into the 'pilot mode' and depress it when you light the pilot, be sure to hold the knob down for about 30 seconds to allow the plot flame to heat the thermocouple sufficiently to allow the gas valve to remain open and keep the pilot lit.

PS: The device you are describing is a 'water heater' not a HOT water heater..... as it's purpose is to heat water.....not to heat 'hot' water.
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:25 PM   #3
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Picky, picky. We had a hot water heater in Canada. Those canucks use them a lot. Ours heated water and circulated it through the floors. Living in the best of both worlds, we had both a water heater and a hot water heater combined. Heating hot water can boost your self's steam.
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Old 12-22-2007, 04:42 PM   #4
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Guess I'm glad Lew beat me to it. It only heats water...as Lew says. Picky, yes...correct...yes.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:53 PM   #5
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Thanks for advice, sounds like lighting just about any pilot light. Please forgive my unseemly breach of water heater etiquette.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:44 AM   #6
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Well, initially I have a water heater, then after a while it does become a hot water heater.

This happens because my wife and daughter want me to keep the thermostat set way over to the "Hot" setting that after the initial heating of the water, it cools in the tank by about 5 degrees then the heater blasts back on again while the water is (in my humble opinion) still hot.

I may need to replace the thermo coupler however because I have to hold the pilot knob longer than 30 seconds, more like two minutes, before the pilot will remain lit on its own.

The one dude needs to be 'Streamin more often, then he wouldn't sweat the details.

Disclaimer: Don't take my statement of 5 degrees as absolute, I'm using the SWAG method.
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:16 AM   #7
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water heaters

Since Airstream is the pride of the RV industry, they have never used "hot water heaters."

They do use "cold water heaters."

So it is said, you never heat hot water, you only heat cold water.

Semantics, hmmmm.

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Of course, "hot" is a matter of degree.
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[quote=Excella CM]Of course, "hot" is a matter of degree.[/quote

We newer owners can't be trusted to control our own "cold" water

heaters, so whatever the degree that's as hot as it gets...
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