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Old 05-30-2017, 07:52 PM   #1
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Hot Water Heaters

Delving into my past, I remembered conditions of living on the economy in what was then West Germany.

Over the sink was a 5 litre boiler. This, you fill up with water, turn it on and, voila, hot water. Took a short while to heat the water. It operates on 240 VAC. Packaged with the spout, it's only 218 (about $245 US) 5 litre boiler

In the shower, about a 30 litre boiler. This one is constantly plumbed so you don't have to fill it first. It does, however, need to be turned on beforehand. It, too, requires 240 VAC to operate. 321 (about $360 US) 30 litre boiler 30 litres is more than enough to take a shower, unless your connected to city water.
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Old 05-30-2017, 08:41 PM   #2
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My friends apartment in Paris had the same set up. Worked great!
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Old 06-01-2017, 02:41 PM   #3
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I lived with the "inconvenience" before. It won't be a stretch now. Besides, I won't have to cut holes in the roof/side for the heater vent.
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:29 PM   #4
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Well, I ordered the 5 litre today. Should arrive later this month.
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Old 06-01-2017, 07:05 PM   #5
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Just wondering why you would want to heat up hot water? .
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Old 06-01-2017, 10:30 PM   #6
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Everyone wants a hot toddy every now and then.(-:
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Old 06-02-2017, 05:11 AM   #7
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I may be too late but you might want to look at the Atwood/Kuuma water heaters. These operate off of 120/240 and also have a heat exchanger so you can plumb engine coolant thru them to heat the water. I've built an all electric coach and went this route (the 11 gallon version), so far it is working great (though I have not yet plumbed the coolant thru it).
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Old 06-10-2017, 04:41 PM   #8
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The 5 litre boiler arrived today! Now, to get it plumbed in and wired.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:15 PM   #9
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Needs some pictures
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:24 PM   #10
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Click on the links in the initial post!

Major advantage to these water heaters: You don't need to cut into the skin of the bus to vent them.
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