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Old 05-28-2019, 07:58 AM
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Is there any reason not to swap my leaking Raritan water heater with a 6 gallon Reliance unit for half the price?
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:57 PM
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If it doesn't need to be uscg approved I don't see why not.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:08 PM
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I'll bet the Reliance is NOT ignition protected.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:14 PM
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I'll bet the Reliance is NOT ignition protected.
The water heater runs on 120v shore power at the dock.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:16 PM
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The water heater runs on 120v shore power at the dock.
Doesn't matter. One small leak of gas fumes and you go BOOM.
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Operationally yes it will work. Safety wise… You decide.
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Old 05-30-2019, 06:27 AM
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If it isn't ignition protected it is a safety hazard. And if you ever have to get a marine survey for insurance (or when you sell the boat) it will be identified as a safety item then, and you will have to replace it. Do it right the first time.
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