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Old 06-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #1
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Electric Water Heater

Im planning on replacing my gas only water heater with a new electric/gas unit.

Untill then I installed a small 6 gallon 110 volt electric water heater I already had. I installed it in the closet next to the original water heater & piped it in with clear braided neoprene water line & stainless clamps. I installed a 110v on/off switch inline. Any comments on this?

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Old 06-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #2
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"clear braided neoprene water line & stainless clamps"
Keep a close eye on that. Seems like an emergency fix at best.

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Old 06-21-2012, 05:08 PM   #3
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I don't think that tubing is rated for the temps you will have on hot water. It might hold for a while, then burst at an inconvenient time (when would it be convenient, you ask?)
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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I replaced my old propane 6 gal WH with a new Atwood 6 gal gas-electric. I did not hook the electric up to the trailer power, but rather run a separate extension cord for the heater.
Was a relatively easy replacement and we are very happy with the new WH.

I use Pex for my trailer plumbing. Actually quicker and easier than the tubing and clamp installation.
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