Installing replacement water heater
Replacing a 1964 Bowen with a new 6 gallon Atwood.
1. Instructions suggest using plastic fittings for water lines but I wanted to convert to Shark Bite so I used brass. I used pipe thread lubricant and tightened them up pretty well. Have not leak tested yet. Anyone use similar fittings and want to share their results?
2. I boxed in the heater since it was smaller than the opening and wanted to seal it in with butyl tape (less messy than Sikaflex) but the only butyl at Home Depot was a product called Protecto Wrap. It is a wide tape used to seal windows and claims to be waterproof and vapor proof. Very easy to use and forms a nice seal but have not heard of anyone else using it. Anyone?