I did not realize that the atwood was really the watts, I guess it makes since now, thanks.
We will have to stay in contact on this. I really need to protect my wife and I, It is too easy to bump the valves in the shower, we are old :-) and can't jut that fast anymore.
thanks for the comment, we are studying any thing for info that comes our way. hopefully we can make this easier for those who come behind us. I will make sure the new valve is in a position to replace easy and carry one spare..