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Old 06-15-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Water heater cover

Just wondering if anyone else has lost the cover from their tankless hot water heater. I pulled into the campground and another camper pointed out to me that the cover was hanging. I was lucky that it didn't fall off...it was just hanging there ready to go. I'm wondering if I need to do something to keep the latch piece from moving and opening up.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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I believe Phil lost his.
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:56 PM   #3
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I've heard people losing theirs so lve taken a twisty and wired the clip to the mesh on the cover so it can't move Jim

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I know Ernest replaced his, but I believe he hit something as a result of a ice storm.
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:08 PM   #5
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I smashed mine against a brick color and had to totally replace it.... I've never had one come off all by itself...... I'm not familiar with how a tankless heater cover attaches so can't offer any advice abt how to attach it.....
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:09 PM   #6
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Column not color..... Dang auto spell.....
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Old 06-15-2014, 05:28 PM   #7
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I haven't lost it yet, but I have noticed how easy it would be to do on the tankless cover.

So, I always make sure that I have it on properly. I think the trick is making sure the bottom posts are aligned and in the holes.

It might even get out of whack so that it might not hold properly, so would not be surprised to find it missing.
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Old 06-15-2014, 07:50 PM   #8
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It would be an expensive loss, considering that it would need to be repainted to match.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:24 PM   #9
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$189.00 for paint only..... I know because I had to buy three different colors to paint my new door..... Luckily I was able to do the prep and painting myself so I saved a bunch there.....
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Guys, stainles steel bolt with a nut, stainless steel wingnut on outside. Works like a charm!
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:21 PM   #11
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Guys, stainles steel bolt with a nut, stainless steel wingnut on outside. Works like a charm!

Do you replace the pullout piece?
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:51 PM   #12
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Yup, i will shoot a pic when i get to my trailer on the weekend.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:51 PM   #13
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My pull out piece broke off after 10th time i opened the cover tostart my water heater
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:28 PM   #14
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I've had MH's for well over forty years and have never had the latch on my WH break... I never really pull on the piece that sticks through the door. I just turn it so it's lined up with the slot on the door and remove the door....
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:32 PM   #15
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It was cheaper to replace it with SS hardware than to purchase a new one. On my WH the roller thats inside the handle came off and thats when i decided to fix it permanently.

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Old 06-18-2014, 04:03 PM   #16
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I ues a small key chain clasp on it . We just picked up our new 275 surveyor 27 foot and I first noticed at the dealer I pulled cover off to look in heater and the cover fell on the ground poor dealer pdi over was not crimped over enough to stay on the wire hinge hope this will help you
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