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Old 07-26-2014, 06:53 AM   #15
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Yep...same as mine...two sided tape on back of thermostat.

I mentioned all this at #4...

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Old 07-26-2014, 07:07 AM   #16
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Is this safe? Has anyone done this? It was working fine until the thermostat detached from the tank.
Yes the add on units are safe as long as the install is done correctly. I had a add on unit on our previous RV and I had to do a few improvements to the original install to get the temperature where I wanted it but it performed well. It is important that the add on thermostats is not influenced by outside ambient air to perform well.My probe was attached to the pressure relief valve where it entered the tank. After wrapping it with Fiberglas cloth and alum. tape to isolate the probe it worked very well. Glad you found your problem and in the future it does help if we know the model ,make and year of the heater.

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Old 07-26-2014, 07:12 AM   #17
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Sounds like the same problem I had on a previous MH. I had Camping World install one of these Hott Rod Water Heater Conversion Kit - 6 Gallon - Diamond HR6 - Water Heaters - Camping World. The installation instructions said the thermostat should be attached to the back of the tank by first cutting the insulation, then attaching the thermostat with double sided tape, then running a bead of silicone sealant around it and finally packing the insulation back on top. CW just used the double sided tape, and the thermostat fell off causing excessively hot water. It sounds like the OP has a similar after market electric heater.
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Old 07-26-2014, 12:47 PM   #18
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Model # Atwood G6A-8E. The heat probe is through the drain and was covered with calcium buildup. ClR took care of that in about 30 minutes. Now I'm looking for high temperature double sided tape to stick thermostat back on tank. I read on a search where others have done this so I guess safety is not a problem so much.
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Thanks everyone for helping. This board is the best!

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