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Old 01-26-2018, 05:29 PM   #1
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Newbie HWT question

We have the the water heater with the 120v option. So reading the manual, it is acceptable to run both to heat the water more quickly. Thats okay if you're in hurry.
My question is, why not leave the 120v switched on all the time, as long as you know that the tank is full? If you are not hooked to shore power, it won't be energized, so what harm could come of it?

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Old 01-26-2018, 05:41 PM   #2
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I leave mine on all the time except when I winterize it. I turn the outside switch off before I drain it; then, after the system is flushed in the spring, turn the bypass valves to allow water into the HW tank and turn the switch back on. Yes, you can use both the gas and electricity at the same time, especially to get hot water quickly.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:04 PM   #3
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I leave mine on all the time except when I winterize it. I turn the outside switch off before I drain it; then, after the system is flushed in the spring, turn the bypass valves to allow water into the HW tank and turn the switch back on. Yes, you can use both the gas and electricity at the same time, especially to get hot water quickly.
Me Too, Me Too! Except we are lucky enough not to winterize. The annual flush/sanitation is the only time we turn the switch off.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:23 PM   #4
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two way

I did not know our 19 was two way until we got ready to sell it. The 21 is two way but I haven’t flipped the switch yet. However, I am very often in Hot Water. Even with the propane shut off too.
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