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I have a Trageser copper core custom heater. Model# CR 40 B , 60,000 BTU , 40 Gal . Serial# B14850 . Works well, except as of late i have to re lite it after every cycle.
Want to know if it can be service ?

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  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,001Member
    Looks like that control on the front has seen some "tinkering"? Remember it is the safety device as well as temperature control.
    Depending on the age of the tank, it might be wise, and safe to have the control and pilot assembly replaced.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • rnfjamrnfjam Posts: 5Member
    Based on the specs provided, any idea where that part can be obtained ?
  • Larry WeingartenLarry Weingarten Posts: 1,398Member
    Hello, You have an older control, (1966?), but if you can get the shank length and gas type, replacing it with a modern Robertshaw Unitrol valve should not be difficult. I'd also find both inner and outer hatch covers and put them in place. And, that tank may be old enough that it was not installed with a T&P relief valve. If so, find a way to do that!! :o

    Yours, Larry
  • hot_rodhot_rod Posts: 11,001Member
    Any model numbers on the control?

    There are universal WH controls available, not sure if the piping connections would match up. Might need a pro to make the switch and assure it is burning correctly.
    Bob "hot rod" Rohr
    trainer for Caleffi NA
    The magic is in hydronics, and hydronics is in me
  • Tim McElwainTim McElwain Posts: 4,181Member
    Best water heaters ever made. They last forever. Get the numbers from the side of the control and I will cross reference it for you.
  • SuperTechSuperTech Posts: 688Member
    > @Tim McElwain_4 said:
    > Best water heaters ever made. They last forever. Get the numbers from the side of the control and I will cross reference it for you.

    I don't think anyone would argue with that statement. Nothing made today will ever approach that type of longevity.
  • GordyGordy Posts: 9,054Member
    60k burner on a 40 gallon nice!
  • Tim McElwainTim McElwain Posts: 4,181Member
    Yes it will probably have a recovery around 50 gallons or so.
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