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Old 11-07-2015, 09:24 AM   #11
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We had exactly the same symptoms not too long ago while dry-camping, so immediately turned-off the hot water heater. Turns-out the heat exchanger was cracked and we had to get it replaced under warranty. See my posting at: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f1...ork-30773.html
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Old 11-08-2015, 07:52 AM   #12
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I blow mine out with compressed air a couple of times a year or whenever it won't light. Spiders every time.
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:22 AM   #13
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I blow mine out with compressed air a couple of times a year or whenever it won't light. Spiders every time.
Same here. I keep a can of compressed air in my emergency kit, and if I haven't been out in a while, I blow out the burner tube just to be safe.
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Old 11-11-2015, 11:08 AM   #14
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I had the same issue while on our last campout for the year. I rarely use the propane side of the heater, almost always the electric option. While walking at night I noticed from a distance the flame indicator light up, and the flame was fairly yellow. The water heater was only on gas for a few hours, the next morning I noticed the side of the TT was covered in soot. I have not done it yet, but will need to clean the burner tube. Most likely there is a spider nest in it. For some crazy reason spiders like propane.
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Old 11-11-2015, 12:06 PM   #15
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I once was told by a friend that the best way to keep spiders away from the WH burner is to place fles and tick collars in the compartment. He claimed they work better than moth balls and no odor.
Only problem is they need to be replaced about every 3 to 4 months. I have never tried it and I was going to get some for the RV this year except the camper is now in storage and winterized and 80 miles away. I'll just have to make sure I cleaner the burner come spring and the try the flea and tick collars
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I once was told by a friend that the best way to keep spiders away from the WH burner is to place fles and tick collars in the compartment. He claimed they work better than moth balls and no odor.
Only problem is they need to be replaced about every 3 to 4 months.
I use the flea and tick collars in the WH compartment and refrigerator compartment. I don't know about them keeping spiders away but they do keep wasps out of there and they do need to be replaced every couple months. Moth balls are flamable.
Last year I used compressed air to blow out the flame tube but didn't have the red plastic extension nozzle tightly in place and it blew into the flame tube. That could be the cause of my black smoke
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