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Old 07-20-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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2012 19H hot water heater question

I used the hot water heater for the first time this week.
I worked well, but boy does that water get really hot.
I tried to see if there is a way to turn down the temp. but I can't seem to find a way to do that.
Any ideas?
also, has anyone tried to extend that fitting for the drain plug? What a pain getting at that thing.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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I am tuning in to this one.....I agree with the temprature of the water being too hot especially since I have kids in the trailer and when I went to drain WH I thought to myself...theres gotta be an easier way!!!!!!The brass fittings they sold in camping world ,well I dont see how they could fit one is a 1/2 and the other is 5/16ths and that was too small for the drain threads.....but beings as though I am brand new at this maybe there is something I am missing....Please Help Us......:hihi:
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Old 07-20-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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The temperature setting on mine is fixed, non-adjustable. I think my heater is an Attwood. My drain has a 3/4" NPT nylon pipe plug in it. I use a combination wrench to get it out.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #4
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I got tired of pulling the stupid plastic plug out all the time. So i put a brass nipple and a ball valve on mine. Crack the relief valve and spin the handle of the ball valve and it is draining in two seconds.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:00 AM   #5
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I got tired of pulling the stupid plastic plug out all the time. So i put a brass nipple and a ball valve on mine. Crack the relief valve and spin the handle of the ball valve and it is draining in two seconds.
Off to Home Depot I go. Thanks!

Now if I can just get the heater temp adjusted somehow, I'd be in hot water heaven.
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:09 AM   #6
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My temperature adjusts at the furnace. There is a dial that I can turn to make it hotter or cooler.
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:47 PM   #7
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Check the mods section for drain pics Larry
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Old 07-21-2012, 02:19 PM   #8
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regarding the drain, I just used some 3/4 inch PVC with two 1/2 thread connectors to extend the drain out to the edge of the door. I couldn't get a valve in there, not enough room.
It will be much easier now to drain that thing. Now I just have to figure out how to get that temp down to something that won't burn me when the hot water is on. I might call Atwood.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:48 PM   #9
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Here is a couple pics of mine.Click image for larger version

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ID:	4683Forgot the reducing bushing that I used. The 1/2 inch would have been to big so i used 3/8. I also cut the handle down so that it would swing. The only thing that I forgot is another nipple to spin into the valve so that it clears the trailer when draining.
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Old 07-22-2012, 02:37 PM   #10
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I was wondering if the aluminum tank and the brass fittings would cause corrosion in the tank.
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