hot water heater ?

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  1. bruceam

    bruceam New Member

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    Getting ready for my first trip this weekend with the Coleman Niagara & I have a question about the hot water heater. Is in common parctice to leave it run overnight or should it be shut down. It would be nice to have hot water in the morning without venturing outside to fire it up! Thanks, Bruce

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    Leave it running all weekend...it uses very little propane...

    ...and now you have to suffer through a pet peeve of mine....calling it a 'hot water heater' ain't right! It would be more correctly called a cold water heater! Why heat hot water? <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Big Smile">

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    I agree on Both counts.

    First, it's a Water Heater. I can not understand why folks keep referring to that thing as a "Hot" Water Heater. To me, that doesn't make any sense.

    Second, Leave it on... just as you do at home with a Water Heater. That's what is was designed and built to do. Ya ain't gonna have any Hot Water in the morning if ya shut the thing off each night. <hr> It's built just like the one you have at home, only on a smaller scale. It's all Fully Automatic, and it will not run 100% of the time that you are at Camp.

    Leave it on, and you'll enjoy some nice and Hot water at any time you'll need it at camp.

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    Thanks guys, I bet you all have trouble with the Central INTELLIGENCE agency too!

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    By the way, Bruce, <b>Welcome to the Portal!</b> <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">

    If you have any more Questions about your camper, you have stumbled upon the very Best place to get your answers.

    Happy Camping, sir! <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_happycamper.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Happy Camper">

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    The device that burns a fossil fuel (usually Lp gas in an RV) to change the temperature of the common liquid, H2O, from an unpleasant 40 to 50 degree tap temperature to a more practical 100 to 110 degree useful range is normally contained or wrapped in some sort of insulating material and is therefore not likely to consume an inordinate amount of said fuel over any practical length of time given the predictable situation of the "camping" ritual when a portable or temporary housing situation exists for the recommended number of occupants of any Popup or Folding trailer given adequate time and effort for preparation.

    LIGHT IT UP AND ENJOY!
    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_lol.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Laugh Out Loud"> Nice one, Twisty.

    What are you? A member of Congress???

    Anyhow, Well said. <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Smile">

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    They don't call me Twisty for nuthin'

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    Storm Trooper Home is where you park it!

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    And I thought it was Twisty, not Twisted....<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_lol.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Laugh Out Loud">

    Cowboy Camper, I would have guessed Twisty was a lawyer, not a member of Congress. They just aren't that smart.

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    It is amazing how hot just the pilot light will keep the water in one of those contraptions this is designed to heat water that can be called by a few names. Of course, heating 6 gallons of water and keeping it hot does not take much regardless of what you call the contraption that does the heating.

    By the way, in Texas, in the summer, calling it a “hot water heater” my be correct since that old Texas sun in August already has the water hot by the time it reaches the “water heater”, (now I am just jesting, I know that the water flowing underground is cooled by the ground temperature so “don’t nobody” launch into some diatribe on me).

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    Does anyone take food out of the freezer to unthaw it?

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    <BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote> Does anyone take food out of the freezer to unthaw it? <hr height=1 noshade id=quote></BLOCKQUOTE id=quote></font id=quote><font face="Verdana,Arial,Helvetica" size=2 id=quote>

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    Well now, that would entail...

    HAHA!

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