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Old 05-31-2010, 05:35 AM   #15
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I looked at my water heater which is propane only. It is exactly like the picture, minus the 110 volt element screwed into the drain port.
I think somebody added that 110v element in the drain port and did not run it thru a thermostat. This is very dangerous as when the element is plugged in there is no control for temperature. One would have to monitor the water temp and unplug it when it was hot or when the relief valve opened.

The black foam with the red wires is the ECO on the left (a control for the unit on upper right) and the right side is the thermostat. These can be replaced for about $25.00 and may help your heater. The unit on the upper right with what looks like a spark plug wire is the control unit, it opens the gas valve and lights the gas.
Your unit is a direct ignition unit.
I have worked on mine some and this is the info I have gathered from doing that. Others may have more or better info.
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Many use those drain plug heaters. They aren't big enough to actually heat a tank of water from cold, at least not any time soon, but are certainly big enough to keep a hot tank hot.

Remember, when you're plugged in at a campground, electricity is free.
Propane you gotta buy.
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Many use those drain plug heaters. They aren't big enough to actually heat a tank of water from cold, at least not any time soon, but are certainly big enough to keep a hot tank hot.

Remember, when you're plugged in at a campground, electricity is free.
Propane you gotta buy.
Unless if yer in a monthly park, then yer paying for the electric and the propane .
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