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Old 04-09-2018
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Hi Ernie,

I think your thinking of a different Mike.
Unless you worked at Stiers Rv in Bakersfield Ca.
I haven't met you yet, although I do follow your beautiful work on your blog!
Looking forward to meeting you some day.
I think Ernie is referring to M.R Kane
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Hi Ernie,

I think your thinking of a different Mike.
Unless you worked at Stiers Rv in Bakersfield Ca.
I haven't met you yet, although I do follow your beautiful work on your blog!
Looking forward to meeting you some day.
Sorry, I was responding to the OP whose first name is Mike.
thank you for the compliments, however
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Ernie:

I don't fit in there any better than I did back then. This time I caught it as soon as the leak occurred---no need to replace rotten flooring. Ten more years of arthritis doesn't help either. It's been long enough I'm having to rediscover the sequence to remove the closet panels.

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plumber's dope at the drain valve had deteriorated
I wouldn't expect dope to be used on a pressurized vessel. Maybe it was teflon paste?

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Most of the electric tankless heaters require 220v service to achieve a 2 gpm flow rate suitable for a shower, with power at ~3.5kW and higher. This isn't workable on my coach.

This rig does have propane, but I'm not capable of the modifications for a gas-fired tankless model.

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The water seems to be flowing from under the outer cover. I'll have to remove the line from the relief valve to be able to move it far enough to get a mirror down along the back side to see.


Found a Kuumo 11 gal model of similar dimensions online. Next I'll need to hire a skinny tech to r/r it.

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Just be aware the water heaters can come with the heat exchanger connections on the front or rear. Make sure it matches yours,
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Big 10-4 on that one^^^
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Seems like you got it all planned out, good luck on finding a skinny tech.
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I did this chore of a job last fall, what a pain. I ended up having to cut a large hole in the wall in order to get to the fittings (I just couldn't get in the closet far enough to reach, I'm what some people may call "husky" lol)

Anyway I ordered a Whale Seaward 11 (probably an atwood clone) with heat exchange from a marine place in Florida.

Next time I think I'll look into a propane on demand.
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Finally finished swapping out the leaking Atwood with a Seaward S1100. Will be watching for a few days to be sure the couplings are all tight, before closing up the closet.

I'm definitely too mature and dignified (code for old and out of shape) to do this again. My neighbor and his son helped. The Atwood was full of lime scale, shown in this photo looking like coarse aquarium gravel:


It probably weighed 3x as much as the new, empty one.

I just could not get it out until I stripped off the outer square housing. The new unit was about 3/8" narrower, plus gravity was helping, so the replacement went in somewhat more easily. Next time I'll go with a 6 gallon model---they're 3 inches narrower!

The leak appears to have been from a corrosion hole near the water inlet:



Soon the job will be done, and I can re-pack the closet.

I purchased a portable water softener to hopefully avoid the scale problem.

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Happy to hear your getting it finished. Going without hot water is no fun. Hope you and Mena are doing well.
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I did have to replace the pressure relief valve on the old one, way before I pulled the tank to replace it. Just a thought
My PT-40 has had a WH leak for around 3 years now; I've been meaning to get it fixed, but there's always something else more important needs doing. But I didn't know the pressure relief valve could be replaced without pulling the HWH, or that it could leak. How do you get to it? If that's the cause of my leak, it would be awesome!!
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