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Thunderhawk

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Wow big blowout hot water tank
« on: December 29, 2017, 05:36:17 PM »
Wow i wondered why someone added
A electric water heater and bypassed
The old one pulled foam off and found
This I dont think someone done a proper
Winterizing once dang that on over
Pressure site blowed it either way thats
A big split in tank dang

Rene T

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Re: Wow big blowout hot water tank
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2017, 06:31:15 PM »
It's obvious, they didn't drain the tank. That's a very important step in proper winterization.
If you have a friend who could weld it for you for nothing , it would be worth it. But if you have to pay someone, it may not be worth it.
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Re: Wow big blowout hot water tank
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2017, 07:19:29 PM »
If it's an Atwood water heater, replacement tanks are available. 
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Thunderhawk

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Re: Wow big blowout hot water tank
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2017, 07:25:41 PM »
Yeah but its 19 years old and just 350 for a new one im better off just replacing it thats the plan

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Re: Wow big blowout hot water tank
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2017, 08:00:45 PM »
Yep, I think that one is even beyond Eternabond's capabilities.. :)
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Re: Wow big blowout hot water tank
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2017, 08:20:03 AM »
I put a new tank on my Atwood last summer.

When my Rig was new I was walking thrugh the shop with the write up consultant and an insurance adjuster who stopped at a Water heater.. I looked at my consultant (After looking at the water heater and said "Forgot to drain it when winterizing" and he said "YES"..


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Re: Wow big blowout hot water tank
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 07:15:45 AM »
The Atwood tank in my Prowler looked similar when I got it.
It was the original 1988 water heater, so I replaced the whole thing for under $300 (pilot only model)
Also had to replace every drain trap and the water inlet valve on the toilet!
Obvious the previous owner never winterized.

 

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