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Atwood Marine Water Heaters : I do not have/want heat exchanger version. How long does it take to heat 6 gallons of cold tank water?

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I have the version with the heat exchanger connections, but it should not matter how it heats on electric. I've never timed it (cold to hot) but I have never had to wait for hot water. And it is HOT! 140 F. No adjustment. Factory set. Not hot enough to scald...just to make you worry about it! I always start the cold first, then add the hot til it's right. We don't have a shower aboard, just galley and head sinks. No complaints about this unit; runs like a champ. We'll see how long it lasts.

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I think it would be hot enough in about 20 minutes.'I live in a tropical climate, so it may take longer where you are. This is my second one and the first one I had lasted more than 15 years. Hope this helps

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