I've got a 1960
- 18' Traveler that I plan on replacing all the plumbing (separate thread on PVC as replacement). I believe I have the original water heater (photo below) which is leaking at the seams and is probably not worth trying to save. In seeking a new heater to fit a small space (current one is about 16"X16"X16") I'm wondering if any of you have recommendations on a brand/model.
Another note. The current model appears to have been installed and then the cabinets built around it. The heater will not fit through any of the cabinet doors. So I either have to pull the cabinet, or cut a door to the exterior. I admit, it hurts me to think about cutting into the skin of my baby. Any thoughts on this aspect of the job?
I've got plenty of planning time as life won't let me start for at least the next 6-8 weeks.