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Old 04-21-2018
rrueckwald rrueckwald is offline
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I get brass quick disconnects at Ace Hardware. They are pretty good quality.
Ron & Dorinda Rueckwald
St. Joseph, MI
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Old 04-27-2018
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Originally Posted by Gatorgrl View Post
Thanks guys. I suspect we may need to do something about the hot water heater. We flushed all the tanks today and noticed when we ran water thru the hot water tank, the water was rusty at first then turned grey with dark grey sediment in the shower floor. Smelled very metallic. The hot water heater still creates crazy hot water, just not liking this metallic additive.
If you have a bypass for the water heater and have soft water at home to fill up the bus I would do that and let it sit over night. Draw off some cold water in the kitchen and bathroom and give it a smell/taste test. If there's enough scale inside of the pipes you might still have a problem even after the water heater is replaced. But the WH sounds nasty anyways!
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Old 04-27-2018
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Not so sure that’s a good idea as It might grow “legs”.

I agree. We have used ours for about 8 years now and have rigged a cable around it with a lock fastened around it.

Left it behind with the new managers of the park we managed in Arizona (where it is definitely needed).
Bob Lawrence
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Old 04-27-2018
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My ten-year-old Atwood water heater recently failed. It was nearly full of lime scale, such that it was not possible to insert a screwdriver into either the inlet or outlet. This photo shows a few of the pieces which came out:

As a result, I have purchased a 16,000 gn portable softener to avoid a repetition.

1987 PT40 'Sleipnir'
currently near Elmo, TX
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Old 04-28-2018
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Sounds like maybe first thing to do is really flush out the water heater.

Melvin and Charlene Pierce
Scranton, ND
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