Hot water temp solved
I was disappointed that there was no adjustabilty with my Atwood in my 19H. The water was warm at best especially when the heater was running on gas. When I searched the forum, all I found was maybe there was an aftermarket add-on for temp adjust.
Well I solved the issue today and let me tell you I'd almost like to turn it down a bit.
The problem was with the bypass valves. There are 3 valves: inlet line, outlet line, and bypass line (the bypass basically is a tube that takes the place of the water heater when you winterize). The problem was all 3 valves were open!!! The bypass line valve was open acting as a mixing valve allowing cold water to enter the outlet line at the same time as the hot.
The water heater functioned normally of course since it only knows how hot the water is inside it. But, when I'd run the hot I'd be inadvertently getting cold mixing in so the water was never very hot. Warm enough to shower etc and definitely better when on electric for some reason (hate to think how hot it might get on electric now!) but not steaming hot.
Once I closed that bypass valve for "normal" operation I can tell you that water is HOT! :lightning:
Maybe it will help someone else to check their valve setup? This is a new 2011 unit and came from the dealer this way.
Single father of 2 kids, 12 and 7 years old
2011 Jayfeather X19H
2008 Jeep Commander 4.7l
Equalizer E2 6000