Originally Posted by littlefeller
I have a 1965
Airstream Globetrotter ( 20 foot) and I need a new gas valve for the hot water heater. I don't know the water heater brand but I think it is a Bowen. The tank and all is in great shape ( it appears to be the original one ) and I want to replace the non-functioning gas valve with a new one rather than doing a whole new water heater now. Does anyone have a source for a new gas valve?
Water heater usually don't last 42 years.
Replacing the gas valve is not a good idea with a water heater that old.
Parts like that are not returnable.
The problem, is when you try to remove the old valve, it will be seized. That being the case, you will twist the fitting on the tank, rendering it usless.
Then you will have to buy a water heater, and be stuck with a valve as well.
The other part of the problem is that the "exact" make and model must be known, or post a photo.
Guessing at what exact part you need is not a good idea.
If a dealer guesses the wrong one, whose fault would it be?
Always have exact information when your ordering appliance parts, or post photo's.