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My old Atwood finally died an ungraceful death, and the replacement short list is a) Isotherm; b) SuperStor; c) Volvo/QL

I've read lots of raving comments on Isotherm, less on SuperStor, and none on Volvo/QL. Does anyone have any experience with this product? It looks great to me, but how does it do in the real world?

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Re: Water Heater

I have just swapped out my old 15 yr old Seaward. I opened it up and the cyclinder was aluminium and looked as new as the day it was made. I got a square kuuma due to space and price. Nothing wrong with tigg welded aluminium. Selling my old one second hand in perfect working order.
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I have just swapped out my old 15 yr old Seaward. I opened it up and the cyclinder was aluminium and looked as new as the day it was made. I got a square kuuma due to space and price. Nothing wrong with tigg welded aluminium. Selling my old one second hand in perfect working order.
Unfortunately the Kuuma has no option for a magnesium anode. It is a copy of the Seaward but not as well built.

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MaineSail, any updates on Quick?
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I'm not familiar with the broad spectrum of hot water tanks, but having a user replaceable heating element is absolutely critical. The do burn out eventually, but rarely, and they can die a wrongful death, if you empty your water and run the tank dry.


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For those of us that will nearly never use anything other than the exchanger, I'm less concerned about the element than I am MaineSail's updated experience.
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Hoping as MaineSail is on line, he may take a second to update his experience with quick
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No not me. Have not seen one installed and I generaly install the Isotemp unless an owner wants a like for like replacement of a lower quality unit.. BTW the excellent Super Stor has been discontinued... Apparently few are willing to pay for a quality water heater...?

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My WH was tied to the engine (RWC) but failed to heat the water that way so I disconnected that circuit and only use the electric portion works fine on shore power. May be the fault of the RWC temps but I like the simpler system and didn't want the cooling water running around inside the boat.
Gotta check my brand after Maine's post.
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