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> Suburban 6 Gal Water Heater Leak, possible to replace with an atwood heater?
jmcf46
post Mar 1 2014, 12:45 PM
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I have a 5th wheel with a 6 Gal. suburban 6 gal water heater(SW6DE). It has no temperature control and seems like a small leak. Is it possible to replace it with an atwood which has a thermostat? Or is there a thermostat for this model?

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post Mar 1 2014, 07:44 PM
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Is this the hot water heater? http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/operating/swinstall.pdf

I think the T-stat info is on page 6, figure 9?


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post Mar 1 2014, 08:21 PM
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The answer to both of your questions is, "Yes". As Mike found, your Suburban does have a thermostat, and Atwood does have models that will fit in the same space as your Suburban, albeit possibly with a very slight bit of trimming if the Suburban opening was cut really tight. Suburban lists their 6 gallon size at 12-11/16"x12-11/16", while Atwood lists their 6 gallon at 13"x13".


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post Mar 2 2014, 04:39 PM
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Hi,

What makes you think it is leaking?


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post Mar 4 2014, 08:37 PM
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QUOTE(pianotuna @ Mar 2 2014, 06:39 PM) *

Hi,

What makes you think it is leaking?

When I use the shower so the tank heats up I find a small bit of water inside just below the tank near the front where the control is, not by the hot/cold inlets. The pressure relief valve is not dripping so it's not that I think.
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Hi,

Is the drain plug leaking?


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