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Old 02-03-2010
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Default Shore power box



the old box was rusted out and letting water come in
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new box getting fitted , and does anybody else's 50 amp power cord a tight fit next to the water heater someone had to put a dent in the heater so it could fit and still rubs
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a snug fit, now need to cut holes for the water and cords then
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Jeremy,
My 80 FC 50A power cable also is against the water heater. I think that is factory. See attached pic.
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Jeremy,

I had to to the same thing on my old 78 FC. It was just like that from what I remember. I had the new box made out of aluminum and I didn't put the 30 amp connectors back in, since I never used them. I made a 30 amp cord with a 50amp connector and then just manage the power if only 30 amp is available. Keeps life simpler than having to worry about what is on what leg and moving the cord.
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The box looks great,

I do not think a small dent in that $600/700 dollar round how water tank will do any harm.

Looks like that was a water leak to cause the rust, also check out where the HWT drains.
Draining may leak into the box & bay below
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i am going to take out one of the 30 amp and re wire it so i can run my lights in my enclosed trailer while i running my genset.

Bill

my hot water heater was leaking a little bit around the heating eleament and a coper line had blown out from freezing , the storege place it was at didnt winterize it right not even one valve was open water tanke half full and still froozen when i got it home and its been like that for 4yrs so i hope there is not to much damaged but i will find out when i hook the water back up.
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Nice work, makes me grateful for the exceptional condition of my FC.
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Jeremy

The HWT's are about $250/300. Your round model is about $650/700.
if the heating element is leaking there is a gasket that may be the leaker.
But the tank probably needs to be removed to pull out the element.
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Jeremy,
If you replace the element in your old water heater, shop around. We have a hardware store here in Mesa that specializes in outdated/obsolete stuff and I got the new element for the water heater for $10 bucks.
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Jeremy:
Right now is the time to work on that water heater element or replacement. I think with the electrical/water/cable connection box out, this is a time you will have access.

Removing the water heater after all is put back together will not be fun unless you have hands the size of a 2 year old attached to arms that bend backward.

I've been there. In fact once I got the 27 year old water heater out to work on it, I decided to spring for the big bucks to buy and install a new one so I wouldn't need to go through that hopefully ever again.
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