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#1 Terry G

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 03:39 PM

We have been having a little practice run in the caravan (dont laugh) seeing as though its not long till our first rally and we wanted to make sure all the bits and pieces were working in the caravan.

We have operation manuals for everything except the water heater no.gif
How do you operate it and what are the do's and don't please????
Also, how long should it take to heat the water up?

Silly question but does it just run off of the electric or is gas also required and finally, what are those light sequences all about??

Thanks.
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Posted 22 November 2005 - 04:41 PM

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Posted 22 November 2005 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE(wheely @ Nov 22 2005, 04:39 PM)
We have been having a little practice run in the caravan (dont laugh) seeing as though its not long till our first rally and we wanted to make sure all the bits and pieces were working in the caravan.

We have operation manuals for everything except the water heater  no.gif 
How do you operate it and what are the do's and don't please????
Also, how long should it take to heat the water up?

Silly question but does it just run off of the electric or is gas also required and finally, what are those light sequences all about?? 

Thanks.
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Hi Terry
You may be abble to down load a manuel fron this site:-
http://www.stowford....nder/index2.asp
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Posted 23 November 2005 - 02:52 AM

Hi there, to heat the water on electric you just need to make sure the heater has water in it then put on the switch. Have you found the switch? It should be marked. Ours is on the front of the seat locker which houses the Cascade.
To operate on gas we have a switch to put on and 3 little lights. If the green light comes on and stays on then it is working ok. If the red light comes on then it has failed to come on....maybe no gas or air in the gas pipe. Wait a few minutes and try again. If the yellow light comes on then your battery is too low to ignite the gas.
You can use both electricity and gas at the same time to heat the water quicker. The time to heat a tankful depends on the power of the heater and how cold the water is. Our Cascade mk 2 is 800watts and in the summer takes about 20 minutes to heat a tankful using only electricity.
When showering we put on the gas too before starting, that way you get more hot water to use. To save gas remember to put it off again as soon as you are done.


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Posted 23 November 2005 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE(Chirpy @ Nov 23 2005, 02:52 AM)
Hi there,  to heat the water on electric you just need to make sure the heater has water in it then put on the switch.  Have you found the switch?  It should be marked.  Ours is on the front of the seat locker which houses the Cascade.
To operate on gas we have a switch to put on and 3 little lights.  If the green light comes on and stays on then it is working ok.  If the red light comes on then it has failed to come on....maybe no gas or air in the gas pipe.  Wait a few minutes and try again.  If the yellow light comes on then your battery is too low to ignite the gas.
You can use both electricity and gas at the same time to heat the water quicker.  The time to heat a tankful depends on the power of the heater and how cold the water is.  Our Cascade mk 2 is 800watts and in the summer takes about 20 minutes to heat a tankful using only electricity.
When showering we put on the gas too before starting, that way you get more hot water to use. To save gas remember to put it off again as soon as you are done.

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Hi,
Right ive managed to get it working on gas with my 240v lead plugged in as well ? but the 240v lead was always plugged in anyway because i was charging up the battery and working in the caravan anyway.... all i did was turn it off & on again several times and it fired up with a little steam / smoke coming from the heater vent outside, and within 10 mins the water was getting hot...great,

But do I understand the above right..... you can run these Carver mk2 water heaters on electric only, or gas only, or both ? if i turn off my gas tap or disconnect the gas bottle, it will work on electric only ?
this i have not tried yet. stars.gif
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Posted 18 December 2005 - 02:38 PM

Hi there, sorry not to have replied before. Did you get it all figured out?

Whether your water heater runs on electric depends on how old your van is. Older ones may only run on gas. If you look at the Cascade and see a cable going to it then that would indicate you have a gas and electric one. The on/off switch should be on the other end of the cable.

You don't need 240v to run on gas, the spark to light it is powered by 12v, so you need a reasonably charged battery.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 10:33 AM

Yeah sorry from me as well
You can download a manual here
and theres a Tuturial here
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