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Old 09-13-2021, 10:35 AM   #1
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Water Heater Access Door Upgrade

I've just replaced my ugly Atwood Waterheater access door with a Stainless Steel replacement from Airstream Supply Company and it looks awesome. Here are before and after photos. The Vent plate took a little finessing to get it seated properly, but overall an easy upgrade.
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:47 AM   #2
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Nice improvement. Looks great!
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Old 09-13-2021, 10:50 AM   #3
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They do look much better...

A bit more $$$ since they reached the AS store though.

We got ours 10 yrs ago from an AS dealer in Texas thats gone now.

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I did the same mod and love the look. I found it on sale.
Correct, since you need to reuse the catch and vent, they should pay more attention to a snug fit.
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"Ditto" the water heater. Also upgraded the the range fan vent at the same time. Somehow the anodized water heater access door and plastic range vent didn't meet my ideas of AS quality.
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I've just replaced my ugly Atwood Waterheater access door with a Stainless Steel replacement from Airstream Supply Company and it looks awesome. Here are before and after photos. The Vent plate took a little finessing to get it seated properly, but overall an easy upgrade.
Looks great. I did the stove vent in stainless also. However, you can match the water heater and furnace doors much cheaper with this paint. Paint works great on the plastic outside shower door also.
See photos. Near perfect match to the AS skin.
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Great idea! Thank you for sharing this.
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