Water Heater tank- Frozen- the Results - Fiberglass RV

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Old 06-22-2015, 09:08 AM   #1
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Water Heater tank- Frozen- the Results

Itís hard to imagine this happening while it's 95+ deg temps in a lot of the US right now. But here is a pic of a 6 gal Atwood water heater tank brought in to us this morning to be welded! The gentleman said it ďfrozeĒ. I didnt talk to him so I dont know if he had the water still attached to his RV or this was simply the results of feeling like you dont need to drain the water heater as he left it during this past winter!! All I know is, it did some MAJOR damage as you can tell. They WILL freeze! Wild.
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Old 06-22-2015, 09:30 AM   #2
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So that is what the tank looks like.....

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Old 06-22-2015, 09:52 AM   #3
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Yup that happened to the Atwood hot water tank in my trailer due to previous owner not draining it prior to a cold Idaho winter. They thought they had - but apparently not. But did not try and fix it - put in a new tank to replace it, rather than attempting to fix.
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