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Old 04-18-2014, 05:41 PM   #11
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To get back to the mod, are those fittings and hose rated for the temperature of the hot water? If not, I see a minor disaster in the making when they fail.

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It is not a hot water hose and will have issue down the road.
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Old 04-18-2014, 06:55 PM   #12
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To get back to the mod, are those fittings and hose rated for the temperature of the hot water? If not, I see a minor disaster in the making when they fail.

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It is not a hot water hose and will have issue down the road.

The plastic fittings are made from the same material as the stock plug from the manufacture ( Atwood ) The hose is rated to 125 Degrees F and the Atwood WH are set at 120 Degrees F at the factory. Also the brass ball valve will with stand much higher temps.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:12 AM   #13
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I think all water heaters have an anode. May be inserted from the top.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:23 AM   #14
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I think all water heaters have an anode. May be inserted from the top.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:53 AM   #15
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Love those simple mods that are cheap and make life easier, nice job. Like DSRACE, I drain the heater and complete water system after each trip unless going right back out again.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:00 AM   #16
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Nice mod. Good pictures. Thanks for sharing!

One thing comes to mind-- if you drain it every time you also have
to remember to shut off the electric heater EVERY time.
(And the LP gas switch too!)

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Old 05-11-2014, 02:07 PM   #17
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Stagnant water in the hot water heater?
Is there really such a thing?
Even if it did occur, do you drink from the water heater?
If not, then I assume you think this "stagnant" water is harmful to use for washing?
Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 05-11-2014, 02:38 PM   #18
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Nice mod. Good pictures. Thanks for sharing!

One thing comes to mind-- if you drain it every time you also have
to remember to shut off the electric heater EVERY time.
(And the LP gas switch too!)

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Wouldn't you have to shut them off anyway?

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Old 05-11-2014, 03:20 PM   #19
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I just drain my water heater tank by removing my anode. Flush out any garbage and reinstall anode for my next trip. This way I always know the condition of my anode.
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I just drain my water heater tank by removing my anode. Flush out any garbage and reinstall anode for my next trip. This way I always know the condition of my anode.
Ditto.

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