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hole in hot water heater tank - fix it or replace?
« on: June 21, 2008, 07:03:54 PM »
Last fall we purchased a 92 coleman arcadia.  We are third owner and the person we bought it from said he had never used the water heater and he didn't know if it worked.  Well, now we know why.  We decided it might be nice to have hot water with a shower, so started investigating.  I filled up the tank and water was everywhere.  After ripping off insulation, there is a 4 inch gash at the top of the tank along a seam.  My question-has anybody sucessfully patched a tank, or would you recommend replacing the whole unit?  Likely other parts of the heater do not work as well, so if we replace the tank, we would just replace the whole unit.  Comments?


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hole in hot water heater tank - fix it or replace?
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2008, 07:10:29 PM »
HWH's are so cheap IMHO it's easier to replace it than trying to fix a tank. I just changeded mine(different model)the cost was $199 for a SW6DE

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008, 09:26:24 PM »
It would appear that someone didn't winterize the trailer properly  and it froze and split the tank. Replace it.

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2008, 11:25:38 PM »
Thanks for the opinions.  After doing a bit in research online, it would be less hassle to just replace the whole unit.  Next question- the old unit is an Atwood G6A-6.  Can anybody tell me the opening requirements for the Atwood G6A-7?  My hope is that we could pull the old one out and not have to modify the opening for the new unit.  Atwood website states that the G6A-7 is the replacement for our old unit, but I don't find opening demensions anywhere.


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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008, 11:51:53 PM »
Go here for the manual. http://www.aero-rv.com/scripts/pdfretail/get.php?id=75

The size of the cutout is given at the top of page 2.

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« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 06:37:49 PM »
Thank you for posting that link.  Looks like it requires roughly the same size opening.