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Old 02-04-2015, 12:43 PM   #15
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The newer Atwood tankless heaters are much better. They operate just as the house does, turn on the hot and add cold to bring the temp back down. The Atwood's have temperature regulation via an adjustable gas valve. The Girards didnt have any regulation (still dont?), and thats their weakness.
Here is a case where I think the "newer" Girard unit might be better. looking at the literature:

1. The Atwood gets brownie points because of the .5 GPM minimum flow rate compared to 1 GPM for the Girard. Users Manual

2. The Girard gets points because of the GMC that can be located INSIDE the COACH for easier adjustment. The Atwood adjustment requires the user to go outside.

In the end...it is a SWAG (Scientific Wild A$$ Guess) on how to evaluate all units.
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We have the Slendide stackable washer/dryer and love them. Never had a problem.....we also have a tankless hot water system and it is one of the things we appreciate the most.....unlimited hot water....and easy to drain for cold weather !!

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Old 02-04-2015, 04:52 PM   #17
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Here is a case where I think the "newer" Girard unit might be better. looking at the literature:
It does sound good.

I know one thing, when the old girard was in the right air temp and the incoming water was at the right temp, it was great having an endless supply of hot water. If the new one has a variable gas valve and a way to adjust it for the locale, then it's probably just as good (or better) as the atwood unit.
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My dw had to have a Splendid combo, it lasted 2 yrs. Since we were traveling it took awhile before we could get it fixed. During that time laundry was done only once a week in cg laundry, always clean. I'm glad since the wd was noisy and on spin the dishes rattled. It had to be used every other day. It's fixed but unused anymore.

Just remember, every luxury item is going to fail. I'm concerned about yet another water line to burst.
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Can't speak to the tankless wh. We have a W and D stackables. We use them alot. Even on the road sometimes.


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My dw had to have a Splendid combo, it lasted 2 yrs. Since we were traveling it took awhile before we could get it fixed. During that time laundry was done only once a week in cg laundry, always clean. I'm glad since the wd was noisy and on spin the dishes rattled. It had to be used every other day. It's fixed but unused anymore.

Just remember, every luxury item is going to fail. I'm concerned about yet another water line to burst.

When we bought the MH in 2012, the Splendide 2000 combo W/D would not dry the clothes and would shake the entire MH when spinning! We never used it but finally a few months ago I pulled it out and found that the hose from the tub to the outside vent was totally clogged! I cleaned that out, leveled the unit, and anchored it down with some brackets from Splendide. Now we LOVE it! Yes, it's slow, but I hate going to a laundrymat!
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