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Old 05-05-2014, 09:12 PM   #15
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I have the original water heater in my '63. Like yours, it had some issues with the inlet and outlet threads, I also pressure tested, checked the gas side and it works great.

If you DO decide to replace it, I've seen where folks remove the sheet metal from the Bowen, including the flat part with all of the mounting holes and install an Atwood/surburban in that metal. Do some searching here on the forum, I'm sure you will find some neat ideas!

Congrats on the new 'Stream...
I have had the tank under pressure now at 65 psi.
For eight hours.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:18 PM   #16
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No reason to run it any higher than the relief valve rating.

I haven't heard of anyone retrofitting electronic controls. Not saying it can't be done. Photos and description would be great since me and many others might attempt it. I have a 1973 mobil-temp water heater and am trying to decide what to do with it.
Ok I will try to post some photos .
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Old 05-05-2014, 10:06 PM   #17
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No reason to run it any higher than the relief valve rating.

I haven't heard of anyone retrofitting electronic controls. Not saying it can't be done. Photos and description would be great since me and many others might attempt it. I have a 1973 mobil-temp water heater and am trying to decide what to do with it.
I have not figured out how to post photos
Yet but I am working on it .
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