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Old 06-28-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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This is what I found when I started renovating my new to me 78 minuet 6.0
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Old 06-28-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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There are lots of things wrong. The plumbing is a mess and the insulation is gone. It looks about like my water heater.

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Old 06-28-2013, 12:12 PM   #3
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It looks like someone assembled random fittings that were lying around until something halfway worked... or until they ran out of parts.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:15 PM   #4
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Truly a unique installation! It should be an example of how NOT to install an RV water heater!
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:32 PM   #5
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Whats wrong, it looks just like mine LOL
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:38 PM   #6
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I kind of wonder if that's a water heater or maybe a DIY pressure tank made from an old water heater or somesuch.
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:59 PM   #7
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Looks to me to be an accumulator. This is used to equalize the water pressure when using the water pump from the fresh water tank. This keeps the pump from surging.
I am not seeing anything to indicate this has anything to do with water heating, no gas line, no electric line.
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:37 PM   #8
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Could be, but there seem to be thru wall fittings behind the unit (actually the front) visible in the photo....partially obscured by the tank.

If it is being used as an accumulator, where is the air fitting for the internal bladder?
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:39 PM   #9
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Also, a nice combination of PEX, Sharkbite and Qest fittings nicely mated to some poly tube and more PEX
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:44 PM   #10
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It looks like a paid installation. It is not bad enough for a po job.

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It's topped off nicely by the length of common garden hose that one sees centered on the tank.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:29 PM   #12
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Garden hose is reinforced tygon and is probably original.

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Old 06-28-2013, 03:02 PM   #13
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You're missing the mason jar and pretzels. You have a really rare item there however and you can probably find a replacement jar pretty easily. Make sure when you reload, that you store the sacks of grain and sugar on the opposite sides of trailer to balance out the load.


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Definitely not an accumulator, too big, it is the old water heater less all the gas parts, the shroud, insulation, etc,etc.
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