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Old 11-15-2015, 09:54 PM   #15
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Remove and disassemble the unit. Usually an aluminum tank will split on the side with a big vertical smile. If so, it can be pushed back to close and aluminum welded by a good welder to be like new at little cost other than your time to reassemble.

I've welded many of these up. The tanks take from 5-10 min. to weld.

Just for fun I always tell people to pay what they think they should. Some people pay $5 while others pay $50.

The tanks are easy welded with a TIG welder. Don't recommend wire feed. Not that it can't be done with wire but you'll have allot more success with TIG.
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Sounds great if you have the knowledge and equipment to do the job !!
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:43 AM   #17
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Sounds great if you have the knowledge and equipment to do the job !!
Doesn't sound so good to me. Why did the tank split to begin with? Stress?
Once the tank shows signs of weakness IMO it should be thrown out and a new one put in.
Why go through all the work of taking the heater apart and putting it back together just to chance another crack showing up? It would fail when you want to go or be somewhere and that would be a major inconvenience.
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:57 PM   #18
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We don't have a problem with our wh, but we're planning to replace it with a tank less wh, anyone have experience with those?
Sounds like a fantastic idea for a tt. I'd like to hear if anyone has experience with this as well.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:10 AM   #19
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We don't have a problem with our wh, but we're planning to replace it with a tank less wh, anyone have experience with those?
Had nothing but problems with a brand new Girard version 1 and 2 tankless hot water tank...replaced it with a tank type....love it. Outdoors RV and their sister company Artic Fox don't use the Girard type of tankless Hotwater tank anymore...( since 2013?) imho tankless is not Dry Camping friendly. Use more propane ..with Girard it only heats on propane.
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Thanks, it does. We're still shopping around.
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