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Old 10-17-2016, 03:44 PM   #15
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Care to share where you found that?
The site I found it on is saying its a discontinued item...............

I'll keep looking and update. I think it's simply a good option.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:02 PM   #16
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I just found this item.

This would work better since the temperature readings would be in direct contact with the water IN the tank.

Would be an easy install and under $80 bucks.

Remove drain plug, install temp sensor, mount display, done!

Beats using the water/finger method.
Found this one too cashmore.

DIGITAL WATER TEMP GAUGE + PROBE - Other Datalogging - KKC Kart Components

It seems these are used for Kart racers.

I sent an inquiry to them for details. Around $55.00
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:40 PM   #17
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Looks interesting let us know what they reply with.
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Do I have hot water?

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I just found this item.

This would work better since the temperature readings would be in direct contact with the water IN the tank.

Would be an easy install and under $80 bucks.

Remove drain plug, install temp sensor, mount display, done!

Beats using the water/finger method.


Remove drain plug? Isn't the sacrificial anode attached to to that drain plug? Wouldn't that Answer one question and create a problem in the process?
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:41 PM   #19
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The Suburban in ours is accessible from the inside through my sock drawer. This is where i mounted the thermostat for the Hot Rod. Installing a remote temperature probe between the insulation and the tank, then mounting the gauge/readout would be very simple in our rig. Only thing is, i don't see the need for doing this.

To the OP, not trying to be a wise guy. It's just that it wouldn't be long before you learned the water heater and how long it took to recover. It's one of those things you would get used to and eventually not even think about. I would imagine that you might look at that water temp readout a few times at first but after a while you'd forget it was even there.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:53 PM   #20
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To answer .. no it's not a option. I've never seen it but doesn't mean it can't be or hasn't been done. But I propose if it was wanted it would be a option, it's not and like others I've seen no need , nor would I pay for it as a add on .
Perhaps you'll start a trend!
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Old 10-17-2016, 09:15 PM   #21
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Have not heard of that option. Perhaps a Prevost or Newell might have that as standard?
Newell does have a gauge on the info panel showing the temp of the water in the Aqua Hot. Looks like a standard digital 2 1/4" dash gauge.
Seems like that would be a very simple option for manufacturers to add.
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I would like one too so I could turn on the water heater and see when it is ready for a shower or to use my dishwasher. Amazon has them but the trick would be getting it to fit in the heater unit. https://www.amazon.com/Beuler%E2%93%...ature+meter%22
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Remove drain plug? Isn't the sacrificial anode attached to to that drain plug? Wouldn't that Answer one question and create a problem in the process?
I'm not sure what you mean. The drain plug is just that. A plastic hole plug.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:36 PM   #24
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Thanks for all the replies.

It seems by all the opinions that the answer to the threads original question is a no.

I plan to do the modification. Not solely for convienence but more as a monitor.

I've done several mods to my unit already and plan to do more in the future.
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FWIW You can use any of the thermally conductive epoxies to glue a thermocouple bead to the tank. It's commonly done in industry for various reasons. Minimize the epoxy between the probe and tank for best results.
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