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Old 10-02-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Another water heater question

Now that I have my water heater working on both gas and electric I have a question. If I have both switches turned on will it use both power sources and at the same time and recover faster from showers that it would with only gas?

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Old 10-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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This is my first dual fuel water heater.but as I understand it they will not run on both at the same time.
I will say that when we went out for the first time last weekend I was supprised how fast it heated up with the electric side.
I left it on electric all weekend and had pleanty of hot water for showers and all.
I'm sure someone will chime in on running both fuels.
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:12 PM   #3
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We turn both on if we need hot water fast. I think on our trailer they are each independent of each other.
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Old 10-03-2013, 04:12 AM   #4
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You can use them both at the same time.
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Yup, you're exactly right. When both the LP and electric switches are on, the burner and electric heating elements work together to bring the water up to temperature quickly. No harm in using both at the same time for startup. Once the LP burner kicks off I switch over to all electric.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:33 AM   #6
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Yup, you're exactly right. When both the LP and electric switches are on, the burner and electric heating elements work together to bring the water up to temperature quickly. No harm in using both at the same time for startup. Once the LP burner kicks off I switch over to all electric.
Yep this is correct! I did this for years. I used propane and electric when showering and dry camping and electric only every time else.
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Yup, you're exactly right. When both the LP and electric switches are on, the burner and electric heating elements work together to bring the water up to temperature quickly. No harm in using both at the same time for startup. Once the LP burner kicks off I switch over to all electric.
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Yep this is correct! I did this for years. I used propane and electric when showering and dry camping and electric only every time else.
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When you use both a 6 gal is equal to a 10 and it just get's better from there
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Darn. I learned something new today! Good info!
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Darn. I learned something new today! Good info!
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