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Old 09-19-2015, 12:50 PM   #11
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Can anyone tell me where to ignite the gas water heater? I've observed two possible ignition-point orifices on the port side of our Jayco Swift TT. Your advice will help prevent me from sticking a barbecue igniter where it doesn't belong.

It would be helpful to know something about your TT? Year, model and type of WH in particular.
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:58 PM   #12
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Does your wh have electronic ignition or a pilot light? If a pilot light, follow the very small tube out if the control valve/ temp control. Pilot is at the end of the tube. Light bbq lighter first, then turn on the gas.
And hold the knob in pilot position for about 30 seconds; this makes the thermocouple warm up so that the control valve will allow gas to flow.

>>> BUT most likely you have a DSI water heater, in which case all you have to do is to turn on the switch inside your trailer labeled Water Heater LP Gas. A DSI, or Direct Spark Ignition water heater uses an electronically controlled spark to the light the gas. Once you turn the switch on, the process is automatic - if all works as it is supposed to.
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:03 PM   #13
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DO NOT open the pressure relief valve to check to see if the water heater is full. An air column is necessary in the top of the water heater to allow for expansion when the water gets hot. Bleeding off that air column through the pressure relief valve will allow the tank to fill to the top. What results is when the water is heated and expands it has no place to go, so it drips from the pressure relief valve. How many of you that open the pressure relief valve also have a dripping pressure relief valve ????? Now you know why !!
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