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HI! I have a Rudd Power vent hot water tank Model PVP50-1 how do a change the tempature setting? Thanks~

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I have the same model, installed in 1994 when we built the house. I looked into this issue some time ago. The therm is fixed and not adjustable.

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On the bottom of the tank there is usually a removable plate behind the plate is a thermostat your manual should explain where to set it

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