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Old 11-17-2011
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You can fix the outer copper coil, but because you end up moving some of the coil away from direct contact with the burner barrel you do lose some heating efficiency. You can actually knock the rivets out, remove the cover and do the repair without removing the unit from the bus- if the break is in the right position.

That all being said, Roger can get you a better deal AND you can do the swap yourself
if you're so inclined. When empty the unit weighs just under 200#, so one person can slide it around. Because of an issue with the cores Aquahot was getting back, they really want your unit before they send out a new/rebuilt one.

I swapped mine for a rebuilt unit earlier this year. I didn't want to change the plumbing, as that would affect usage of some of my storage areas. It's really pretty straight forward and Roger can send you all the fittings you need to do the job.

Pm me if you want a more detailed explanation or get on Roger's Aquahot forum.
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I was recently informed of my Aqua hot being to damaged to fix and will need to be replaced. I have been quoted 9,900.00 on the cost of a new unit and an additional 700 in labor. Anyone out there with additional info on where to purchase an aqua hot unit for less?
Ouch!! What model did they quote $9900 for?
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What about replacing it with an OASIS system? I had a quote for 4,200.00 CDN out of Richmond, B.C. The whole system was around 6,500.00 for fans, switches, heat exchanger, plumbing, everything for a new install.
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http://itrheat.com/products/oasis-heating-system/

Very interesting. I would consider these guys. Did not even know that they existed, but a quick search shows that other higher end DP are using them. Canadian company with an American outlet in Washington State.
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What about replacing it with an OASIS system? I had a quote for 4,200.00 CDN out of Richmond, B.C. The whole system was around 6,500.00 for fans, switches, heat exchanger, plumbing, everything for a new install.
OASIS is a devision of International Thermal Research (ITR). They also make the Hurricane system used in the M380's.
http://www.itrheat.com/Hurricane.html
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Worst case scenario is a burst coil caused by failure to winterize properly. That said, I agree with others that, if it was assembled, it can be disassembled and repaired.
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Or, if you don't want to open 'er up, I'll take the 'bad' unit off your hands...

But seriously, pop those rivets and let's see what's inside!!
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OASIS is a devision of International Thermal Research (ITR). They also make the Hurricane system used in the M380's.
http://www.itrheat.com/Hurricane.html
Other conversion options...by George Meyers.

http://www.busnut.com/seecshwhcc.html
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I have no experence with the internals of the Aqua hot, however, if I am reading correctly, the copper coil is just used to provide domestic hot water (no antifreeze is why it can freeze and leave the rest of the system OK). If that is correct, then why not just install a seperate domestic hot water heater (purchase price less than $400) and abandon the leaking copper coil. Would take up a little storage space, but would solve the problem for less than 10% of the cost of replacing an otherwise good Aqua Hot.
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I have no experence with the internals of the Aqua hot, however, if I am reading correctly, the copper coil is just used to provide domestic hot water (no antifreeze is why it can freeze and leave the rest of the system OK). If that is correct, then why not just install a seperate domestic hot water heater (purchase price less than $400) and abandon the leaking copper coil. Would take up a little storage space, but would solve the problem for less than 10% of the cost of replacing an otherwise good Aqua Hot.
Funny that you should suggest this Jim. A couple of days ago Randy and I were talking about doing just this should we ever loose the hot water core. And he has replacement parts for Aqua Hot and would still do it this way.
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