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tewitt1949

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Posted: 07/14/19 08:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 23 year old suburban water and the tank has started leaking. It is 110v and propane. My electronics and gas apart work great even though it is old. Can I buy just the tank or do I have to by both elec and propane parts also?


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Posted: 07/14/19 08:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't really understand what you are asking... water heater comes with both electric and propane systems included. Use your existing electric hookup, the included 12v will take care of the propane.

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Posted: 07/14/19 09:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Suburban doesn’t sell a replacement tank, so you will have to buy all new, including door [emoticon]


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Posted: 07/14/19 09:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not worth trying to replace tank on either Suburban or Atwood, if available.
Newer water heaters are more efficient. New assembly requires about the same effort to replace as tank alone.


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Posted: 07/14/19 09:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NO.......can't replace tank on Suburban

23 yrs old.....time for a NEW whole complete water heater
IF old one is a 6 gal----new Suburban gas/electric 6 gal will fit opening
If old one is a 10 gal---new Suburban gas/electric 10 gal will fit opening

Swapping 6 for 10 would require changing opening
Swapping Suburban for Atwood....changing opening

But it's time for new one. You got 23 yrs out of the old one.


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Posted: 07/14/19 12:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Old-Biscuit wrote:

NO.......can't replace tank on Suburban

23 yrs old.....time for a NEW whole complete water heater
IF old one is a 6 gal----new Suburban gas/electric 6 gal will fit opening
If old one is a 10 gal---new Suburban gas/electric 10 gal will fit opening

Swapping 6 for 10 would require changing opening
Swapping Suburban for Atwood....changing opening

But it's time for new one. You got 23 yrs out of the old one.

+1 on that one - put some gravy on it and call it a day!


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Posted: 07/14/19 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jim-Linda wrote:

Don't really understand what you are asking... water heater comes with both electric and propane systems included. Use your existing electric hookup, the included 12v will take care of the propane.


What can't you understand? His tank is leaking, but the gas and electric part of the water heater works. He asked can he just buy a new tank instead of a whoe new water heater. Seems simple to me.

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Posted: 07/14/19 08:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks all, I agree it old and get new. Cost isn't and issue. The gas part has worked flawlessly. Since its passed the test of time, that part must be a good one. To be honest, many older things were made better than some new designed things.

I'll just order a new one. Amazon has replacements, with next day delivery.

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Posted: 07/16/19 12:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can you tell where the leak is coming from?


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