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wa8yxm

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Posted: 07/16/19 04:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mine is atwood. but YES. I just replaced the tank not the rest of it.

Now on my Atwood the tank came with new mounting hardware and a new element and relay I swapped the element (Since I had it out) with a 1500 Watt 240 volt (375 watts at 120 volt) element so that it heats slower. but trips the park? 30 amp breakers less often when I am on 30 amps. (Very nice when it is raining out).

Works great.


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Rick Jay

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tewitt1949 wrote:

Thanks all, I agree it old and get new. Cost isn't and issue. The gas part has worked flawlessly. Since its passed the test of time, that part must be a good one. To be honest, many older things were made better than some new designed things.

I'll just order a new one. Amazon has replacements, with next day delivery.



Well, if it was me, I would also feel like the parts that ARE working are probably much better than what you're likely going to buy today, at least from a longevity perspective. But seeing as options are limited, I'd buy the complete replacement and install it. Then, in my spare time, I'd see if there was any way to repair/replace the original tank in a reasonable and economical manner. If so, I'd probably do it and then keep the entire assembly as a spare.

Two things are nearly certain: If you have a spare, you will not need it, and you'll never have to deal with this issue again. If you don't have a spare, your new water heater assembly will peter out right after the warranty is over. LOL

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RJsfishin

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Posted: 07/17/19 08:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

houstonstroker wrote:

Can you tell where the leak is coming from?
Coulda swore he said from the tank. Where on the tank ?? Like that mite make a difference ?


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RJsfishin,

I'm guessing that what houstonstroker might be getting at is that it might be the Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve which might be leaking, but presenting as if it's a leak in the tank itself. Or possibly one of the other fittings on the tank. Just guessing. [emoticon]

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