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Old 06-02-2014, 06:45 PM   #1
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Short or long hot water heater element?

I have a Suburban 6 gal HWH. Wasn't heating on electric last time I used it..I had bought what I thought was the right element according to manual. The one I pulled out is about 7" long, had an odd serial number I couldn't track down. It is listed at 120v 1440 watts. The new camco one I purchased was only about 5" long (02142) 120v 1500 watts. I do know suburban makes a 02143 that is about 7" long. My questions is will the shorter one take longer to heat water and should I go with the 2" longer 02143? Thanks.
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:20 PM   #2
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You will be fine with the Camco unit. Basically same wattage
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