Replacing das only WH with gas/electric
I have the usual Atwood 6 gallon gas only water heater. It is a replacement for my Bowen that sprung a leak some years ago. When this heater fails, I have thought about installing an Atwood water heater that runs on gas or electric.
I assume it would need a dedicated 15 amp breaker, and the original 120 volt panel in my trailer has no spares. Not sure if there are places on the bus bar to tie in a small sub panel.
Routing the wiring is another issue as the panel is on one side of the trailer and the water heater is on the other. In order to do it properly some belly skin and banana wrap would have to be removed to route some conduit, rigid or flexible, under the floor.
In short, man, that is a lot of work just to save a little money on propane. I was wondering if anyone else had installed one of these heaters and routed the power to it, and wanted to hear a bit of how they did the job and if in the end they felt it was worth it.
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