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Old 01-10-2011, 10:36 AM   #15
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There is a situation where you are taking a shower and, because of the confined space, you bump the hot or cold controls and the temperature is suddenly near scalding. This a good case for the adjustable thermostat. Thanks for the link. Joe
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The Atwood water heater does not have an adjustable thermostat from the factory. You can however replace the fixed temp switch with an adjustable one. If you adjust the temp down you will have much less hot water.

We did the opposite and adjusted UP. 180deg. and added a mixing valve on the outlet. Now we get 120deg water and lots of it from a 6 gal wh.
Do you mind sharing where you got your mixing valve from. I would be interested in doing what you have done to have more hot water. Also do you have any pictures of the install that you did --- where you mounted the mixing valve, etc.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:00 PM   #17
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Your welcome. Glad to be of help.
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Do you mind sharing where you got your mixing valve from. I would be interested in doing what you have done to have more hot water. Also do you have any pictures of the install that you did --- where you mounted the mixing valve, etc.

I used this valve:

0215473 - Watts 0215473 - 1/2" L70A-T Lo-Temp Threaded Tempering Valve (100°-130&#176

on the outlet of the water heater. Pretty easy to hook up, it just mixes hot and cold water to the adjusted temp. Extends the hot water supply and gives a more even temp output.

For less than $40 it works great!
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How do you remove the ECO switch on the Attwood G10-3E? Is there a simple way to remove these, mine has a spade terminal that has broken off.
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How do you remove the ECO switch on the Attwood G10-3E? Is there a simple way to remove these, mine has a spade terminal that has broken off.

Most are held in place by the black insulating foam that the spade lugs go through. Just peel it up and the switch comes out. Some have little spring clips to hold them in place. The replacements usually come with either new foam or clips.
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Thanks, I was hoping there was a simple method of removal. I have a new set ordered along with a new control board. Should be good to go then.
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