Water Heater

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  1. nokaii

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    Hi All,

    Might seem a daft question but is the carver water heater in our van thermostatically controlled or do we have make sure we turn it off after say an hour or if the water is low in the tank?

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    Karen
     
  2. JJ

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    Hi there... could you give a few more details about the heater or the van it is in?

    Carver were taken over by Truma some time ago so I suspect it might be quite old but never the less I cannot imagine there is a water heater without a thermostat...

    JJ
     
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    Its in our Talbot Compass Drifter 1993 & all I know is it says Carver on it - Sorry
     
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    I know we have a Yank one but....

    On the last (first) RV it was an older heater that seemed to have about 10 degrees from hot and burner off to cooling down and burner back on again so we just lit it and let it get on with it, it would self ignite to get the temp back up every couple of hours or so.

    New one :Doh: it's obsesed, if we leave it once hot it's on and off like a mad 'un so once we have a tank full I switch off unless shower required.
     
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    It has a thermostat so no need to turn it off,

    also,if you run out of cold there is no danger of draining it as the hot comes out of the top of the tank, The only way to drain is to remove the drain plug
     
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    I am pretty certain that you will be able to leave on as long as you want Karen. I take it you have no temperature selection control?

    Others will, no doubt, know more.

    JJ
     
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    Thanks everyone,

    just wanted to be sure we couldn't knacker it up by leaving it on.
     
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    Hi as already said you can leave it on :thumb:In this weather you may want to drain it :thumb: this is done by removing the drain plug on the out side just under the vent - big flat screwdriver or 2p piece - keep it safe as they charge about 10 quid for a new one :ROFLMAO:
    terry
     
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    Ten quid for a 2p piece :Eeek: Is that the exchange rate ?? :ROFLMAO:
     
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