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Old 08-29-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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Bowen water heater

Hey all,
I'm new to this. I just bought a 76 Sovereign 31 ft. trailer and love it!! Although it needs alot of work to it. I am trying to fix the water heater, but the gas valve/thermostat is not coming out of the tank. Are the treads on the old units reverse? or are they standard?

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Old 08-29-2006, 09:26 PM   #2
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:38 PM   #3
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Hello 76 sovereign,

that bowen control unit probably is corroded into the threads in the tank.
The controller unscrews counterclockwise as stated by Janet.It may take a big wrench to get it off .If you do ,try to get a look inside,ours on our 60
trdwnd was full of corrosion .I replaced it with a suburban ten gallon.
Many like the atwoods also .

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Old 08-30-2006, 06:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for the heads up! althought I did have to get my torch out, I did get it out.
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