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Old 09-05-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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My newly purchased 16' scamp has a non functioning water heater. I want to remove it to use the space for a microwave. It appears that it can be removed by drilling out the rivets that hold it to the body on the outside. PO had already disconnected the water lines. Has anyone done this? BTW the posts on this site are great! Thank you to all of the folks that share their knowledge.
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:07 AM   #2
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John in NC just pulled his W/H for repair, contact him through P.M. he should be able to give you some good pointers. I found my leak . You also have to cap off your gas line, I would have that done by a qualified Gas tech. There is a 4 way gas connector under the right dinette seat where this could be done. West Marine sells hatches which may fit the hole in the side of the trailer. You could also check with Scamp for a window cutout to make a panel to cover the hole.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:01 AM   #3
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The heater had to go. I drilled out the rivets, pulled the unit out through the outside wall and removed the flakeboard shelf that supported the unit. PO had added a pressure tank in the water line. I took that outa also. There had been leaks from an unknown source so I took out the water tank and dismounted the water pump. I'm about to redo all connections, vacuum out all of the moldy crud, wash everything with a bleach solution and paint the floor after it's thoroughly dried. I''ll fasten a painted wood panel on the inside of the opening and use the old outside vented cover to fill the opening. Oh and carefully cap the gas line too.
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