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andrew3744

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Leaving the water heater element on?
« on: August 12, 2017, 03:25:17 PM »
Can I leave my hot water tanks electric element on all the time when we are at the campground? I've been turning it on when I know we will likely use hot water then shut it off when we are finished. Does it have a thermostat to kick on and off when need be? I didn't want to burn up the element when it wasn't getting used.

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Re: Leaving the water heater element on?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2017, 03:28:35 PM »
Yes, you can leave it on as long as there is water in the water heater tank. It does have a thermostat that turns it on and off.
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Re: Leaving the water heater element on?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2017, 04:58:16 PM »
Essentially, it works just like the one in your house.
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Re: Leaving the water heater element on?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 07:51:05 PM »
Are you using electric or propane?

I used to cycle the propane off and turn on 20 minutes ahead of use. That was because mine seemed to plow right  through the propane. On electric, I leave mine on 24/7. Heaven on earth.
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Re: Leaving the water heater element on?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 07:53:25 PM »
Are you using electric or propane?

I used to cycle the propane off and turn on 20 minutes ahead of use. That was because mine seemed to plow right  through the propane. On electric, I leave mine on 24/7. Heaven on earth.

They did say "Can I leave my hot water tanks electric element on all the time when we are at the campground"?
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Re: Leaving the water heater element on?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2017, 09:36:49 PM »
Can I leave my hot water tanks electric element on all the time when we are at the campground? I've been turning it on when I know we will likely use hot water then shut it off when we are finished. Does it have a thermostat to kick on and off when need be? I didn't want to burn up the element when it wasn't getting used.
Yes no problem with doing it that way. The only issue is if you were in a park that charges for electricity. ;)
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Re: Leaving the water heater element on?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2017, 09:40:47 PM »
They did say "Can I leave my hot water tanks electric element on all the time when we are at the campground"?

Are you implying I made a mistake?
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Re: Leaving the water heater element on?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 09:42:04 PM »
Are you implying I made a mistake?
OMG could I be human?

LOL   ;D :D ;)
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