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Old 06-26-2021, 09:12 AM   #1
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1995 water heater operation for 1206

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Iím new to the pop up world and Iím looking for step by step instructions on how to use the water heater on my 1995 jayco 1206. The instruction manual isnít much help nor is google. Thank in advance!
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Old 09-08-2021, 04:59 PM   #2
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When you get it working make sure to check the pressure relief valve. I fired up my water heater last summer and it blew a big hole in the side of the tank rendering the water heater useless. I suspect my pressure relief valve didn't open as designed.
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Old 09-10-2021, 01:06 PM   #3
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If your '95 is like our '08 was you probably have a gas-only water heater. Open the panel on the outside of the heater and there should be lighting instructions inside - just about every gas appliance has the instructions mounted on it. Pretty sure this is by code. Ours was similar to most other pilot light gas appliances.

Do make sure that the tank is full of water before starting. Look for the many threads here on bypassing your heater for winter and make sure all 3 valves are in the correct position for tank operation. Many a person has burned theirs out by firing it up while still bypassed and with no water inside.

And yes, if the heater has been sitting for a while unused, check that your relief valve is not seized. There is a pull tab lever on it, with the tank full and under pressure some water should spurt out when it is lifted (stand off to the side). Do this with the tank COLD so you don't get burnt by hot water.
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