Re: Raritan 1700 Series HW Heater
Originally Posted by bighopper
On my Pretorien 35, the Raritan is leaking from I think the bottom. Not from any of the connections. Not from the pressure valve. It might be 12 years old with minimal use.
It is completely squished between a shelf above the engine
and the cockpit
Is there a way to dismantle or saw it in pieces in order to remove it?
Or, and by the way, where is the anode? How can I inspect it?
The annode is part and parcel of the hot water discharge valve on the top of the unit in the general vicinity of the pressure relief valve. As for your leakage, I cannot speak to that although the pressure relief valves will leak after aging. That's an easy/inexpensive fix however.
I cannot visualize the installation
you describe. The heaters are not very heavy once emptied of water but from your note even empty it will be a chore. You will have a hard time disassembling the heater in place as they are quite well built--particularly the tank itself. The outer shells are leightweight and can deteriorate but can be repaired or even replaced, if necessary. Deterioration is normally a result of aging valves leaking rather than leakage from the tank itself.
I regret that I cannot be more helpful.
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