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Old 10-02-2015, 08:32 PM   #11
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Echoing what has been said, you should be able to get the threads out and a new plug and all is well. As for the water being to hot consider this:

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They are relatively easy to install.

Then finally consider this installing something like this. Makes draining easy and less trouble with taking a plug in and out.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:41 PM   #12
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I got pretty much what's in that picture just a little different and utilizing a pex stop valve. Makes draining very easy which we do every trip.
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Old 10-03-2015, 12:19 AM   #13
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Then finally consider this installing something like this. Makes draining easy and less trouble with taking a plug in and out.
Is that just a rubber hose clamped over the plastic cap? And if so, does it seal ok?
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:00 AM   #14
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Do you have a part number or plug size?
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Not sure of the part number. I picked mine up at Lowes. They expand to fill the hole. Easier to install and remove than the plastic plug..in my opinion. I think maybe 5/8" - 3/4"???..Not sure...
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Old 10-03-2015, 07:28 AM   #15
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You should never replace the plastic plug with a brass or metal one. That plug did exactly what it was suppose to do. If your relief valve fails that plastic plug is the secondary back up made to fail. Never put a metal plug in place. I have seen a hot water heater where the tank failed due to this, lucky no one got hurt . But the water in the camper , not good.
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You should never replace the plastic plug with a brass or metal one. That plug did exactly what it was suppose to do. If your relief valve fails that plastic plug is the secondary back up made to fail. Never put a metal plug in place. I have seen a hot water heater where the tank failed due to this, lucky no one got hurt . But the water in the camper , not good.
I never thought of that. Good point!
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Question for NVGun40...where did you find the parts to do that? Really like the idea...
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Mine is a nylon / plastic type bushing in the WH. Then a npt X barb fitting in that. Sink type hose, then pex crimped to the barb and pex stop valve. All parts at lowes.
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Npt X npt nipple, sink hose then pex valve. No crimps. Think I did it like in the previous post last time.
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Here's the WH side
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