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Old 06-13-2015, 07:57 AM   #1
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How do you experienced users feel about leaving the hot water heater on at night? I would like to have hot water for preheating my thermal coffee carafe while heating my water for a pour over coffee maker.
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Old 06-13-2015, 08:02 AM   #2
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When I'm camping mine is never shut off. From the time of hookup at site to just before leaving. When it's cold out and my hands are grungy, I want hot water for washing. Yes, I know it heats up quickly, but not fast enough for me when I want it NOW. YMMV

I suppose the difference would be if you're running the hotwater heater on propane and shutting it off would save gas, or if you're on electric and have the electric option... I do.
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The electric side of mine is on when ever I have hookups. As to propane, I usually wait until I need it & only leave it on until the water is hot. I don't see why you couldn't leave it on over night other than the noise when it runs...
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So far it seems like it's ok to leave it on. I NEED my coffee asap in the morning, Thanks.....
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Although on, it is not necessarily heating. It does shut off after the temperature is reached and then it is thermostatic controlled. I turn mine off and still have hot water 12 hours later. I'm only on propane, electric users may have different results.
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The electric side of mine is on when ever I have hookups. As to propane, I usually wait until I need it & only leave it on until the water is hot. I don't see why you couldn't leave it on over night other than the noise when it runs...
This is what I do too. On propane, turning it off not only eliminates the noise when it fires at night (it is right under my head), it also conserves the propane.

Like Jim N said, it holds residual heat fairly well, plus is hot in short order when turned back on. If you flip the switch right when you get up, it will be hot by the time you need it.

On propane, we find that normally we turn it on first thing in the morning, off after breakfast cleanup is done, then on again as we prep supper, and off again after cleanup. The water is still more than warm enough near midnight for a quick wash before bed.

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How do you experienced users feel about leaving the hot water heater on at night? I would like to have hot water for preheating my thermal coffee carafe while heating my water for a pour over coffee maker.
I just boil a little extra water to fill our cups a bit as a preheat before our first cup of coffee in the morning. We don't use a carafe, as I use an AeroPress, and make only two cups of coffee at a time.
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Ours is the standard, not the two way. We just turn it on about 30 minutes before we think we'll need hot water. Works for us.
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I use ours the way Donna does, once hooked to power, it never goes off...
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sorry for going of track.When your finished the camping trip do you drain the water out of the water heater.Does the low point drain everything[system] newbie
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sorry for going of track.When your finished the camping trip do you drain the water out of the water heater.Does the low point drain everything[system] newbie
I don't drain after every trip. I worry more about cross-threading the anode than leaving the water in the tank.

My Scamp hot water heater has a drain... wish Ten Forward did
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