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Old 12-14-2010, 08:39 PM   #15
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There was a small issue with clearance when I threaded the new controller into the tank but it worked out OK. ASfter everything was installed and tightened, I fired it up. Works like a champ! There is a small gas leak on the pilot light supply tube. I tried tightening it, but I think the tube is either cut or not flanged properly. I didn't do anything to it. I came out of the box that way.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:35 PM   #16
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Well, it worked for a while but now the tank is leaking water like a sieve. I guess the old girl just gave out. I think I'll get a Precision Temp RV 500.
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Wow Lance I just checked out the PT RV 500. 2009 price $1054.00 USD. That's very pricey compared to an atwood 10 gal pilot model at $339.63 USD. Plus the dimensions are different the PT is 2.5" less wide and 2" higher and 7" less deep. Is it worth $700 plus dollars and all the mods needed to have on demand hot water. The Atwood 10 gal gas w/ electronic ignition and electric element is only $539.99 USD and will fit right in the spot of the old Bowen.
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Hey Lance check out this ad. a used Bowen for $75.00. You could swap out the tank in yours and keep the new gas valve etc.
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Thanks WC. I don't think I want to spend any more money on a thirty eight year old water heater. If it was a tank from a 2005 I might bite.
I heard about the PT RV 500 on the VAP and I think it would make our family much happier when the five of us have to get clean after a long day of hiking!
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