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Old 01-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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I have seen an gizmo advertised that fits into the water heater anode rod position that is an electric heating element and supposedly converts an LPG water heater into an electric.

Has anybody tried this thing? Does it work?

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Never tried one or know anyone that has. But I did see one at Camping World in Forth Worth yesterday.
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:19 AM   #3
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Yeah they work fine.
If you're on shore power most of the time and you have an
LP gas only water heater they are a good up-grade.
You can find them on Amazon.com as well as camping world
and your local RV parts and accessories counter.
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Yes they do work but remember you now have no anode rod so depending on your water heater, and the quality of water, you may be replacing it sooner than you think. Personally, a little more propane is cheaper than a new water heater.
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Yes they do work but remember you now have no anode rod so depending on your water heater, and the quality of water, you may be replacing it sooner than you think. Personally, a little more propane is cheaper than a new water heater.
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Yes they do work but remember you now have no anode rod so depending on your water heater, and the quality of water, you may be replacing it sooner than you think. Personally, a little more propane is cheaper than a new water heater.
With the Lightning Rod kit you do still have an anode. It's smaller so you'll have to replace it more often but there is one there.

It's a coaxial design where lightning rod anode is the same diameter as the old one but shorter. It's got a hole in the center of it for the heating element to fit through.

Amazon.com: Lightning Rod - RV Water Heater Kit: Automotive
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Old 01-13-2011, 01:36 PM   #7
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I have seen an gizmo advertised that fits into the water heater anode rod position that is an electric heating element and supposedly converts an LPG water heater into an electric.

Has anybody tried this thing? Does it work?

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...WOW, I am amazed that your 2005 model Georgetown does not have a gas/electric water heater as standard equipment . Maybe I am missing something ?

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...WOW, I am amazed that your 2005 model Georgetown does not have a gas/electric water heater as standard equipment . Maybe I am missing something ?

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I hadn't thought about that.......Bend302, check post # 3 in this thread: DSI water heater question

You might have electric and don't even know it.
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I hadn't thought about that.......Bend302, check post # 3 in this thread: DSI water heater question

You might have electric and don't even know it.
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WOW! I do, thanks alot. Looked at the other posting and saw the pic. Checked my GAS Water Heater Operating manual and sure enough, there is the switch all pinned out so I couldn't start up MT and blow the element.


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The thanks should go to VTX Al......he was the member that said..."what the heck is wrong with this picture".
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