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Old 11-28-2017, 05:40 PM   #1
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Turning off the 2-Way Hot Water Tank

We have the 2-way hot water tank and if I understand correctly, the water heater switch above the fridge is only for the electronic ignition of propane to heat the water, and has nothing to do with heating the water using 120V?

And if that's correct, then to turn off the 120V power I have to use either the on/off switch in the control housing or turn off the breaker in the load center?

Thanks for any clarification!

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We have the 2-way hot water tank and if I understand correctly, the water heater switch above the fridge is only for the electronic ignition of propane to heat the water, and has nothing to do with heating the water using 120V?

And if that's correct, then to turn off the 120V power I have to use either the on/off switch in the control housing or turn off the breaker in the load center?

Thanks for any clarification!

Gary
That is correct. To be certain though, by control housing you are referring to the switch on the water heater itself, correct?
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We have the 2-way hot water tank and if I understand correctly, the water heater switch above the fridge is only for the electronic ignition of propane to heat the water, and has nothing to do with heating the water using 120V?



And if that's correct, then to turn off the 120V power I have to use either the on/off switch in the control housing or turn off the breaker in the load center?



Thanks for any clarification!



Gary


Yes that is correct.


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Old 11-28-2017, 05:54 PM   #4
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That is correct. To be certain though, by control housing you are referring to the switch on the water heater itself, correct?
Correct, Jim. The area you get to from the outside, where I'll remove the anode.

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You can modify the unit and put in a remote switch if you are so inclined, some of us have done so following Jim B's original mod.
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You can modify the unit and put in a remote switch if you are so inclined, some of us have done so following Jim B's original mod.
Looked and did not see his. Mine is a 120v lighted switch, illuminated on and is placed at the end of the bench by the door under the 120v outlet.
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Looked and did not see his.
Water Heater Indicator lights and 120V Switch.
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That would involve fishing wires and I really do not want to give up any outlets so mine is fine for us. I cut a hole under the 120v outlet and mounted a box and ran #10 from it to the water heater and tied it in.
Nice and easy no wires were cut so I can restore it in a flash if needed. I'll have to look and see if the Escape display stays illuminated with propane switched on in the 2017's. I remember something stays lit but I do not remember what it was. If not the 12v mod looks easy to do. The 120V is real obvious when you are going in or out of the trailer so I do not forget to switch it off. The bright red label I made helps with that of course.
And its on my check off sheet to turn it off when leaving.
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The new ones stay illuminated while operating of propane.
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Looked and did not see his. Mine is a 120v lighted switch, illuminated on and is placed at the end of the bench by the door under the 120v outlet.


Could you post a pic of your install?
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