Here we go,,,, wheeeeee... I got the bath sink installed,, in a previous blog. Well that still left a lot of daylight hours to tinker,, or really screw something up big time. But hey, its a guy thing (sometimes wimmins, but they have the advantage,, they actually READ instructions).
The water heater is being down right stubborn, to put in polite,politically correct terms, (P.I.T.A. in laymens terms) .After replacing the Auto switch propane regulator for the dual tank set up,, cleaning out the gas lines etc. And before that, I replaced the Control board circuit,(which by the way is mounted just above the blowing flame of the burner tube), Then replaced the Gas control valve assembly,, w/ the 4 relays mounted on the bottom. I replaced the orifice and blow tube (mixture tube), I replaced the 2 sensors, for thermostat and electronic shut off. I cleaned out the intake burner tube, and the exhaust vent tube.. Changed everything except the factory sticker on the cover, inside under the cabinet. All was working fantasticals. Well the last couple days,, its get attitude and the pilot light clicks on and it dont want to restart,, unless your lucky and can click it on and off a few times and hear it fire up. Other times I will go out and manually unplug the 12v wire and reconnect it,, watching it light up and whooosh, fire right on up. This isnt to bad,, unless its cold and rainy.. total suckage.
Im waiting for warmer weather to install the 20 gallon electric water heater in a secure location, close to original water connections and a designated 110/120 v. power outlet.( More then likely run seperate power cord out to power service pedestal ). So if you ever get discouraged with your project,, take into consideration, I have worked on RV's a long time and have figured stuff out, from scratch without the luxury of work manuals etc. Even a seasoned fixer has bad days.
This is just one of those things that make ya scratch a bald spot on the top of your head and ya figure it out.. BUT, I take it with Humor,, It wouldnt be no fun if it worked the 1st time every time,, and you just stand back and laugh at yourself,, because there will always be another project, or something to fix, that will test your patience.
Just remember, Its not always the Destination, But the journey.
Be safe and have fun.