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Offline srosa707

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Dometic Atwood Water Heater Question
« on: October 13, 2018, 12:27 PM »
So I picked up an Atwood Water Heater, model 96117, to replace the one in my '73 Brave.  This model uses LP and/or 110V to heat the water with a manual pilot light (NO DSI).  I called Dometic to ask a few questions about a month back and the lady on the phone said this only needs a 12V connection wired to it.  I asked, "are you sure because I think it uses a 110V connection".  She assured me it uses 12V.  Skeptical, I bought the unit and am now questioning that information.


My question: the manual calls out a 110V wire ran to the unit and the 3 wires it has coming out of the back of the box.  Does anyone know if this ALSO needs a 12V connection somewhere?  If I manually light the pilot, does it stay on until I manually turn it off (or system safety shuts it off)?  I am wondering if this has a some kind of a 12V input that will auto-light and shut off to keep the temp where it wants it? 


Installing today so quick input is appreciated!

Offline srosa707

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Re: Dometic Atwood Water Heater Question
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 12:28 PM »

Offline srosa707

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Re: Dometic Atwood Water Heater Question
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 05:08 PM »
Found the answer on my own.  This does not have the 12V connection like the lady from Dometic said.  I will post a thread on the installation later in case anyone is interested.