I have the original Bowen 10 gallon water heater in my Sovereign
, but it may be on it's last leg. It has a slow drip, always has, and I know this isn't good but it's never gotten worse in the last couple of years. Just for the record, I have completely redone my plumbing and I have no leaks anywhere, only a small wet spot under the hw heater when parked and using it.
Here's the bigger problem, the pilot won't stay lit. I can trick it into coming on with a stick lighter and it used to function properly after it had run a complete heating cycle, meaning the pilot would stay lit until it needed to light again, but now it shuts off every time.
So, 2 questions, can I find parts for this thing? If so, anyone know what might be bad? Thermocouple? Can I clean it? oops, that was about 4 questions.
2nd question, can I add one of those electric elements if I'm camping with a hookup mostly? If those are cheap, I might be tempted to try that for awhile vs. replacing the whole unit.