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Old 12-24-2009, 05:10 PM   #31
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the tankless water heater
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Old 12-24-2009, 05:12 PM   #32
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connected to LP gas
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Old 12-25-2009, 12:49 PM   #33
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I bought it http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trk...All-Categorieson eBay probably two years ago from an outfit out of Phoenix. I would've thought I could go to paypal or eBay to recover that information, but I guess that goes too far back because I couldn't find it. So the link to tankless water heaters on eBay today, that I just posted above is how I found the one I have. If I remember correctly it's around 12. liters per minute for the rate of flow and the temperature increase above ambient is something I'm going to have to go by feel and hopefully it will feel warm enough for a shower. Since the water tank that supplies the shower will be inside under the bed, it will be somewhat insulated itself. I don't really have a firm plan A. because I felt that would restrict my possibilities, potential to use the materials that I found in my environment at any given time. Of course I travel a lot so I have a lot of possibilities and can follow a good lead. Oh ya the money - I think it was just under or over 300 dollars, most of the LP tankless water heaters at Home Depot or Lowes were in the 500 to 1000 or more.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:19 PM   #34
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ready for the shower drain hole to tank and plumb for the grey water dump valve, looks like standard threads coming out of the tank/barrel.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:42 AM   #35
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Your tankless hot water heater looks great...let us know how it works!
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Old 01-09-2010, 02:35 PM   #36
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for sale on ebay today-http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1984-...item35a5f5a3ac
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:46 PM   #37
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Found someone to help me get into an old hard drive and found a few pics of the early days of the project and the axle swap.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:44 PM   #38
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Those are some serious looking springs...you should be able to put all kinds of extras inside and not worry about the weight as much
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:14 PM   #39
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They tell me this thing was built like a dump truck with dump truck brakes. Long on wo short on go.
The axle swap was simple and straightforward and yet it was still very hard to do, as you can see the pictures, and required a lot of lumber to hold it in the air and the axle weighs as much as a piano. The perfect place to work on your bus will have a pit that the bus can drive over and allow you to stand up and work comfortably on everything underneath. The other way, rolling around on creepers and that's how I had to do mine, sucks.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:39 PM   #40
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Anyway back to the gray water tank -- found some hardware at the local RV shop -- around 50 bucks.

The adapter, the white piece that screws into the tank was in the plumbing department of Home Depot and the reducer for the inch and a half PVC came from the RV shop and as you can see there is some gray PVC that was in the electrical department.
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