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View Poll Results: how do you have hot water when not on shore power
run the engine 18 33.33%
run an installed generator 10 18.52%
run a potable generator (i.e. a Honda etc) 2 3.70%
heat it on the stove 16 29.63%
Batteries via inverter or 12v element 3 5.56%
do without 2 3.70%
something else 14 25.93%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 54. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 28-01-2013, 11:00   #31
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Re: Hot Water

Wow... that is the first time I have heard of anyone getting a jolt from one of them. Was it in a house? Do you know anything about how it was wired?

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Old 28-01-2013, 11:47   #32
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Re: Hot Water

In the PNW some boats with diesel heaters or diesel cook stoves put a loop in it and run the water through the loop into the water heater tank, as they need the heater on much of the time they always have lots of hot water. It’s an old fishing boat trick, which most of the fishermen use to wash dishes not have showers

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