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Old 05-13-2016, 05:25 AM   #1
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T-1950 didn't winterize

Hey all,
So I was a bad boy last year and didn't winterize my T-1950. Upon hooking her up it turns out the hot water heater tank had cracked and the faucet stem cracked also.
As for the tank I have a good welder friend that is going tig weld the crack in the tank. Does anyone see a problem with doing this?
Secondly, can I just buy the stem of the faucet? It appears that it unscrews from the base plate, or should I just buy a new faucet?
If I go new, does anyone know the stem height and length? I don't want to buy anything that is to high and that will be to long.
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:30 PM   #2
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Good luck welding the tank I'll leave it at that if nothing else at least use SS rod. The fixtures are standard 4 or 8" plumbing fixtures any big box will have some thing. They are plastic and there really is no way to fix them you can't get them apart.
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I had a cracked water tank years ago. Had it welded 3 or 4 times it still leaked. We kind of theorized that the water that was still in the crack kept expanding when welding and cracking new weld. Ended up buying new tank.

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On the faucet. I do not recall if the 2005's had the lever handles or the knobs. I know the 2004's had the 2 knobs and the 2006's had the lever handles.

Odds are high your faucet is either Empire Brass or Phoenix. You will need to sort that out.

Here is a fairly large qty of the Phoenix ones. And they do sell parts kits for some models. But then again the entire faucet may only be $20 pending the model you have

Amazon.com: Phoenix rv faucet: Automotive

I did replace my bath faucet. The standard home faucets at the lumber yards fit. I now have a mono lever bath faucet. For reasons not yet totally understood, just yet, the hot water faucet gets real hard to work, the shower one too. I take it apart, clean it, it works good for a few days and then hard to open again. It is like the O ring is swelling or something. The cold works fine and I filter all my water. I ended up upgrading the sink faucet so I could steel parts to fix the shower hot water valve stem.

Hope this helps

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The HW tank, this is going to be a 50/50 shot and maybe more like 30% it may hold. Good luck and let us know how it turns out. We have not yet had a highly successful repair rate. There may be a few, just not that many talked about here on the SOC
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