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Old 05-13-2003, 03:53 PM   #1
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Electric hot water on all the time?

Are we misusing the electric hot water heater (propane savers here ) by leaving it on all the time when on shore power. It is really nice to have hot water available all day.
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We leave ours on all day, and it's propane only.
It only starts 3 or 4 times a day if we use it lightly, and i heard it come on twice in a chilly night. The styrofoam insulation seems to work quite well.
I do not think it's wasteful to leave the hot water on all day. It might be more costly to heat it up from cold, then to maintain a hot temperature if you're using it off and on.
After all, you're paying for full hookups when this is an issue, and the few pennies for your water heater should not make much of a difference, in my humble opinion.
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Hey "humble opinions" are appreciated. I am basically cheap and therefore like to use the electric choice and the campground electricity instead of my propane.

I was afraid I am burning out something or causing corrosion to a whatever.

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I gotcha.
I don't think it would present a problem. But do read the other posts on this forum. There seems to be a situation with the hott rod and lightning rod on older water heaters.
I'd say, if it works well for you, then it's not a problem.
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