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Old 06-24-2002, 09:41 AM   #1
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I decided to test my hot water heater yesterday for the first time. I have been restoring my 71 Safari for the last year. The tank has been full and under pressure many times and I have fired the burner to make sure it worked but never long enough to completely heat the water. After burning for about five minutes I noticed water trickling out of the main burner tube. I shut it down right away. Is this normal condensation or do I have a major problem?
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Hmmm.....

Those burner tubes are pretty thick, and I believe they are one piece units. I would think if anything was going to go it would be the tank itself. My old tank rotted out on the bottom. I would fire it up again, and let it run until the t-stat shuts down the burner. If the leak gets bigger as the unit heats up, you may have a problem, but I suspect it is condensation.
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Hello Jerry,
I am trying to to get my water heater to work. The knob that says on, off and pilot won't move. It is set on "on" now. Any ideas on how to get it to move. I have put a lot of liquid wrench on it, but it still won't budge. Hate to force it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Hello Jerry,
I am trying to to get my water heater to work. The knob that says on, off and pilot won't move. It is set on "on" now. Any ideas on how to get it to move. I have put a lot of liquid wrench on it, but it still won't budge. Hate to force it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Dan Brawner
It's time to replace the regulator. If you have to go do all that to get it turn I wouldn't trust it.
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on some water heaters you have too push the red button to get the knob too turn. but maybe yours is froze up
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If I have to replace the regulator, where is a good source for them?
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Hi Dan,
Can't help you with that one. I had a small leak in my old Bowen after the water got hot. I decided to replace the Bowen with a new 6 gal. Atwood. Glad that I did. If you're looking for a replacement parts try Marks RV web site.
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If I have to replace the regulator, where is a good source for them?
Dan, I purchased mine from a local RV dealer. The inlet and outlet were not the same as the orginal. I had to use a bushing on one or both. Be sure it is rated for Propane.The dealer had a box full, the sales person said that were told not sell them unless they were exact macth. Not much chance of that after 34 years. I convinced her I know what I was doing. Cost was $70.00 or $80.00. Home Depot or Lowes had none rated for Propane.
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Red face Hello - reg water heater, toilet foot and good morning!

Good Morning! We are up early! Glad you all are on the water heater subject
I have just been looking what to put in? Jerry you did a 6 gal Atwood?
I have just finished my clean out of my original aluminum water tank and
now am looking to hook up my entire water source.
I need the water heater, a new toilet foot and seat seal and do any of you know
how hard it is to connect the battery source along with the elctrical source?
My AS is a camper special and I am trying to have it upgraded for both>
ANy suggestions would be helpful. I am truly not sure of what type of battery to get either?
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