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Old 02-09-2016, 04:12 PM   #6201
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New rod and if the leak isn't the fittings, JBWeld!

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Old 02-09-2016, 04:32 PM   #6202
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looks good

Well I liked my camper so much I figured I might as well make my trailer match it...wrapped it..
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Old 02-09-2016, 04:52 PM   #6203
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The good news is, it's not a slide leaking.

The other good news is I found it.

The crappy news is, it's the back of my water heater.

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But hey, today I checked my anode rod.

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That stinks.. Looks like the tank, not the fitting.
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Old 02-09-2016, 04:55 PM   #6204
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The good news is, it's not a slide leaking.

The other good news is I found it.

The crappy news is, it's the back of my water heater.

Well brown chicken brown cow me with a pickle.

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Old 02-09-2016, 04:58 PM   #6205
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That stinks.. Looks like the tank, not the fitting.

Yeah, on second look, it was.

Now to find if I just broke a part of the tank or a screw in fitting.
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Old 02-09-2016, 05:07 PM   #6206
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Old 02-09-2016, 05:11 PM   #6207
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If that thing is plastic I sure hope it is just a fitting threaded into a metal "pressure vessel"

Might try the handle of pliers in the hole and see if it threads out.
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If that thing is plastic I sure hope it is just a fitting threaded into a metal "pressure vessel"

Might try the handle of pliers in the hole and see if it threads out.

It was plastic. I'm afraid to try unthreading it out of fear of causing more damage.

I haven't been able to find a parts diagram from Suburban that shows the backside of the water heater. I'm hopeful that I can call them tomorrow to see if they have any suggestions.
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Pressure vessel.....

What's a pressure vessel?
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:20 PM   #6210
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Technical term for your tank.
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Old 02-09-2016, 07:30 PM   #6211
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Hey ependy. Go to your closest big box hardware store.Look in the plumbing dept.,they should have a easyout made for plastic fittings. Real cheap and made from aluminum. Will work like a charm for getting that out. I have one and use it all the time in my business to take out broken plastic fittings in steel,brass and cast parts. It goes from just a little under 1/2" to a little more than 3/4".
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Technical term for your tank.

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Hey ependy. Go to your closest big box hardware store.Look in the plumbing dept.,they should have a easyout made for plastic fittings. Real cheap and made from aluminum. Will work like a charm for getting that out. I have one and use it all the time in my business to take out broken plastic fittings in steel,brass and cast parts. It goes from just a little under 1/2" to a little more than 3/4".

I'll swing by there tomorrow.

I still need to figure out what this thing is to get s replacement!
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:11 PM   #6213
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I'll swing by there tomorrow.

I still need to figure out what this thing is to get s replacement!
Looks like a check valve to me. Available in brass and about 9 bucks . Here's you go:
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:18 PM   #6214
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Looks like a check valve to me. Available in brass and about 9 bucks . Here's you go:
Backflow Preventer Check Valve 1/2 Brass - $8.95
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Does that anode rod need to be replaced?
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:22 PM   #6216
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We still don't have the fiver, but we broke ground today on its new home.

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Originally, when we started the planning back in August it was going to be the Motorhome garage. Due to weather delays and some size / design changes from us, the Motorhome will never even get to sit in it.
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Thought so, but didn't see anyone else mention it.
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Hey ependy. Go to your closest big box hardware store.Look in the plumbing dept.,they should have a easyout made for plastic fittings. Real cheap and made from aluminum. Will work like a charm for getting that out. I have one and use it all the time in my business to take out broken plastic fittings in steel,brass and cast parts. It goes from just a little under 1/2" to a little more than 3/4".

Do you happen to have a link or picture of this tool?


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Correct!

Thank you 05CrewDually and youroo. That appears to be exactly what I'm after. I'm here at LazyDays, so I'll just pay whatever.

It is confirmed in these posts by Lou and wmtire:
http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...tml#post356282

Looks like I have a plan of attack for tomorrow. Thanks so much, I had overreaction visions of buying a new water heater!
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Yes

Not for me. That bad boy has a lot of usable life left. I check it fairly regularly and it's pretty slow to be eaten away.

Here's the chart from Suburban's manual on life/usage:

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