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Old 07-28-2015, 06:58 PM   #1
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Water heater replacement

We are replacing the water heater on the 1993 Bounder that we purchased last year. Looks like someone left water in the old one because the tank had burst. We purchased a new tank, Atwood - GCH6A-10E to replace old one, Atwood - G6A-7E. Discovered that the new one is combo gas/electric - great but the wiring is different. We wondered if we could wire up the gas only for the time being or if we should have the wiring/installation done by a pro.

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You'll still need to hook up the 12 v of course, but it should work on gas only with no issues.


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Old 07-29-2015, 09:04 AM   #3
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I agree, it should work just wiring the 12V side.

On my 2002 Windsor the 110 volt circuit is controlled using a 12 volt relay that then supplies power to the water heater. You may be able to do use a standard switch to provide power to the water heater so it can be controlled since I believe the 110 circuit takes priority.

Also, my water heater has a 110 V switch that you can also turn off to prevent the water heater from accidently being turned on from inside the coach. I flip this off whenever I winterize/drain the water heater.
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