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Old 05-01-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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water heater/tank frozen

i failed to drain the hot water tank and it froze over the winter - bluging out of the side of the trailer. 2013 - SAQ365 - does it need to be replaced straightaway or can i use it if it still works - newbie error and I am not sure what to do?!? warranty or on my own?
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:27 PM   #2
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I would say replace and on your own.....you can try to water up and see if it leaks....??
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:30 PM   #3
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thanks - does it come out as one until or is there a bunch of stuff to this? It looks like from what i can see online that it pulls oput and then put another one back in - over simplified - but is is pretty straightforward?
I will try and turn it back on first to see if it leaks, can i do any more damage?
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Please replace it!
I would not trust it under heat and pressure.
They are not that bad to replace.

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Old 05-01-2015, 06:36 PM   #5
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Please replace it!
I would not trust it under heat and pressure.
They are not that bad to replace.

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X2 better be safe...

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Old 05-02-2015, 12:53 PM   #6
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I would remove it and put it on a bench outside and put water pressure on it. If it held I would hook up gas/electric and see if it works. If it fails any tests get rid of it. It's defiantly worth removing even if you have to install a new one half the work is done.
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Please replace it!
I would not trust it under heat and pressure.
They are not that bad to replace.

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It would make for a heck of a mess if it went boom.
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Wouldn't even bother testing it, just remove it and deposit in the nearest garbage can and install a new one.

It's not worth chancing it. If it should blow, someone could get hurt and you will have more damage to the trailer than the cost of a new one plus you will still have to buy a new one anyway.
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As long as the relief valve works it won't go boom. Test first unless it looks real bad. Then replace.
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As long as the relief valve works it won't go boom. Test first unless it looks real bad. Then replace.
And if the relief valve is defective and doesn't open? BOOM!
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