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Old 05-09-2015, 08:12 AM   #15
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If you replaced the door with the stainless direct replacement you're OK.
Explosion vents for Dust Collectors are made of Stainless Steel so material is not the issue but ability to deform is!. Since there is only one holding clip at the top of the the door will blow off or buckle if it needs to.

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Old 05-09-2015, 08:50 AM   #16
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My original reply to this didn't post so here it is again...If the Stainless Steel cover is from Airstream then it is (presumably) OK. The type of metal isn't particularly important but the ability to deform or release from the catch is the issue. I never actually thought much about this until my heater started to "explode" from time to time. I had to repair the aluminum cover on my previous unit because the door flexed in the wind during travel....hence my "Flimsy" comment. The door is only held in place by the single catch at the top and the slotted opening will allow the door to shear and hinge down if the (explosive) pressure is too high.

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OK so it did post!
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:52 AM   #18
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Did you replace the door? That heater needs a LOT of air. Is the new door more restrictive that the old?

Clean the burner tube as a first approach.
Mr. HowieE is providing some key info. I will add: my experience is that my Suburban water heater won't stay lit @ altitudes above 6,000 ft unless I rig the heater's door to be ajar by several inches.
It can't get enough air thru the std. air opening.
U didn't mention whether this is a new incidence or that U R up in mountains.
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My original reply to this didn't post so here it is again...If the Stainless Steel cover is from Airstream then it is (presumably) OK. The type of metal isn't particularly important but the ability to deform or release from the catch is the issue. I never actually thought much about this until my heater started to "explode" from time to time. I had to repair the aluminum cover on my previous unit because the door flexed in the wind during travel....hence my "Flimsy" comment. The door is only held in place by the single catch at the top and the slotted opening will allow the door to shear and hinge down if the (explosive) pressure is too high.

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Mr. HowieE is providing some key info. I will add: my experience is that my Suburban water heater won't stay lit @ altitudes above 6,000 ft unless I rig the heater's door to be ajar by several inches.
It can't get enough air thru the std. air opening.
U didn't mention whether this is a new incidence or that U R up in mountains.
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Sea level.

Also, no insect life discovered in the heater tubes.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:32 PM   #21
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Did you physically remove the burner tube and blow it out from the orifice end or remove the orifice for visual inspection of the tube?
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I have a 34 Excella, 1993 and got the hot water heater started, it ran for an hour or so, but not much hot water, than it shut off and wouldn't come on again. It sounds like the tank was filled. I'm hooked up to city water. I think maybe it's because the bypass valve is not open. Where is the bypass valve? If that's not it I'm not sure what it is?

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Not sure about '93 models but typically the bypass valves are located near the hot water tank. In mine I have three valves. One prior to the inlet for the cold water, one on the exit of the hot. And finally a third valve that connects a pipe to both the hot and cold water lines. Typically if the tank is full and your water is luke warm, the problem is you have left that bypass valve open that connected the hot and cold water lines together. It's a pretty common mistake by new owners. I remember doing it myself.

That valve must be in the closed position, while the other two valves are in the open. When you winterize, the positions of the valves are reversed. This keeps you from pumping RV antifreeze into the hot water tank.

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I have a 34 Excella, 1993 and got the hot water heater started, it ran for an hour or so, but not much hot water, than it shut off and wouldn't come on again. It sounds like the tank was filled. I'm hooked up to city water. I think maybe it's because the bypass valve is not open. Where is the bypass valve? If that's not it I'm not sure what it is?

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I have a 34 Excella, 1993 and got the hot water heater started, it ran for an hour or so, but not much hot water, than it shut off and wouldn't come on again. It sounds like the tank was filled. I'm hooked up to city water. I think maybe it's because the bypass valve is not open. Where is the bypass valve? If that's not it I'm not sure what it is?

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reach under the bathroom sink to the left and you should find a single handle 1/4 turn valve. That valve handle should be upright in the summer position.

When first on the hot water heater will run for about 20 minutes and shut off against the thermostat. It will not run again until some water has been drawn off the tank.

Now if it did run through a cycle and you do not have HOT water there is a problem. you should have hot water in the =bathroom in second, maybe 10 or 15 before it reaches the kitchen.
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