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Old 03-19-2015, 08:04 AM   #9
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City: Seneca Lake NY
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Mike
I had an Atwood (6 gal? round) in a previous boat - had to repair/replace the exchange coil at almost 20 yrs - actually due to yard oversight winterizing and they did the replacement. Replacement was piece of cake - coil screwed into a large (3"?) pipe fitting - copper coil had separated from the bronze fitting due to freezing - yard had identical unit on the shelf that had been brazed - they swapped it out & repaired my unit to be put back on the shelf. Unit went another 8 yrs when I sold the boat it was still going strong.

Not sure if Atwoods are similar in design but worth a check to see if its repairable.

Last season I helped a dockmate install a new Isotherm HWH (round) and I was impressed with the quality.
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