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Old 05-29-2007, 05:34 PM   #1
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I am having to replace the relief valve on my Atwood propane only water heater... is there anything special I need to do when I install it or will thread tape be all I need? Does it have to be an "rv specific" relief valve or would I be able to get it at a regular hardware store?
Also, is it true that you should not use anode rods in Atwood water heaters? thanks
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I am having to replace the relief valve on my Atwood propane only water heater... is there anything special I need to do when I install it or will thread tape be all I need? Does it have to be an "rv specific" relief valve or would I be able to get it at a regular hardware store?
Also, is it true that you should not use anode rods in Atwood water heaters? thanks
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I think any valve with the same specs will suffice. Atwood does not require or use an anode rod if plumbed properly. I just replaced my cousins Atwood heater last week. Someone used steel pipe nipples to connect the water lines. This of course sets up a galvanic action between the Zinc coated steel pipe and the much softer Aluminum tank. This big dummy went and used the steel nipples again, now I must return and replace them with CPVC nipples.
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Drain and refil your wh before replacing this valve. This usually stops it from dripping. There needs to be an air pocket in the wh. Over time, the air gets absorbed into the water. Draining usually fixes this issue.
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