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C Schomer

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Posted: 08/11/22 09:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 10 gal. Atwood was fixed at 140 and it was touchy to set at an unpainful temp so I used the control in the previous picture and wired it in serious with the oem temp control and set it at 120. Now the oem 140 control is the hi limit. Our shower head shutoff valve works fine and both of us can easily take the showers we like, one right after the other.
Then the 14 yo element bit it, so I used a folded-over style 240vac 4500w element. Now it is SUPER low watt density and pulls <10 amps and it still heats plenty fast. Craig

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^I'm surprised that you could squeeze a folded heating element in there.

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They are made to fit thru the 1" pipe hole. Craig
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steveh27 wrote:

I leave the water heater off, only turning it on 18-20 minutes before taking a shower. That gets the hot water to a temp I can use without cold water. It may take a few tries to figure out how long to leave it on. Saves a lot of water.


Is that using GAS or ELECTRIC?

When using gas to heat the water, I figure about 12 minutes to reach comfortable hot shower water.
Electric seems to take a little more time.


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I think some use something like this
https://www.google.com/search?q=mixing+valve+for+camper+shower+to.regulaate+temp&oq=mixing+valve+for+camper+shower+to.regulaate+temp&aqs=chrome..69i57j33i10i160l2.12309j0j4&client=ms-android-att-us-rvc3&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#oshopproduct=gid:17031744422212463474,mid:576462679379661889,oid:16818771997018407337,iid:8973696960797328739,pvt[emoticon]g&oshop=apv
I never installed one though.


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