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reply to sk1939

Re: Generator doesn't work with Direct Vent Hot Water Heater

said by sk1939:

An emergency is if you need hot water to give birth or treat critical injuries. It is not an emergency to take a warm shower when the power is out for 6 hours.

6 hours? Try 6 to 16 days!!!

Anyway, our 8000 watt john deer ran our 4000 watt normal conventional 30 gallon water heater just fine after Ike.

Thing is, from my understanding, the OP's water heater is gas, but since it's electronically controlled with fan forced exhaust he could run it off a 200watt generator but it has to be wired right.

Modern things sure are a PITA aren't they. That's why I drive 20yr old cars.
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