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Old 06-08-2012, 05:59 AM   #1
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Hot water

So camping first time w my new 17 z . Hook up my lead free hose to city water at campsite and turn it on. Walk over turn my propane tank on. Then walk over to my outside water heater compartment open it and light the pilot. Is that it just walk in trailer n about 30 min I'll have hot shower.?? My question is how do I know or fill the hot water tank can't seem to find the dummy proof steps
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:09 AM   #2
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The HWT should fill first when city water is turned on b4 the lines are pressurized. As long as your HWT is not bypassed, I always go and turn on the hot water until a steady stream is flowing (u know then the tank is filled completely). Yes, I then light the pilot and let it heat for about 30 sec. Then, just make sure you turn the HWT knob to "on" and not on "pilot". That should be it.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:12 AM   #3
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The propane has to b on to?. Thanks so much
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Make sure you purge the air out of the tank before turning on the heater. There are two ways...........You can just open the hot tap at the sink until you get water, or pull the lever on the P&T relief valve at the tank.....again, be sure there is water in the tank before hitting the switch.

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EDIT: Shadet beat me too it..............:-) However, my X19 has electronic ignition....no need for lighting a pilot
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:15 AM   #5
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Propane...yes. Unless you have an electric option, but I always use propane. The water seems to get hotter on propane for me. If the pilot doesnt light right away just give it a few sec. or go to your stove until it lights then u should be fine.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:23 AM   #6
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Great ! You guys hav been a great deal of help and relief better tan any manual or bad salesman......
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:32 AM   #7
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No problem at all. I was totally clueless just 4 months ago when i first bought our x20e. You learn a lot really fast!!! This place helps a ton. Lots of good people. Happy camping.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:35 PM   #8
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You can also get a hot water on demand system installed. No worries about hot water heaters then.

I am paying $400.00 for my system.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:58 PM   #9
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You can also get a hot water on demand system installed. No worries about hot water heaters then.

I am paying $400.00 for my system.
Ryan

Will it work without AC electric?
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