First of all, I drove to the repair place for my 10 AM appointment. Traffic was light so going into their driveway was easy. When I went inside, I noticed that the generator guy had a HUGE RV on his lift, and the back side of the lift was taking up nearly all the space in the drive/turn around area.
Monty(the repair guy)
asked me to turn the RV around and place it on the other side of the driveway so that his air compressor would b accessible while he worked.
I therefore inched behind the HUGE RV and did a turn around in the space beyond the huge rv, then inched back around the huge rv to park my rv where Monty asked.
Monty opened up the hot water heater's door and asked me to turn on the switch inside the rv for igniting the hot water heater. As I did so, he saw that the hot water heater started up, and stopped itself two seconds later. this was repeated until it would not let itself continue and shut down completely. Monty, used his air compressor and blew everything out again, and asked me to restart the heater. It worked!
Afterward, I asked him to please blow out the refrigerator, the furnace, and the small propane heater. It was preventive cleaning (from my perspective). I didn't want to get down the road a few hundred miles and need the stuff repaired but not have any repair people nearby. Quartzsite is a great place to get repairs done, since so many people come to the area for the winter.
Now, I think it's okay to close the door on the hot water heater!