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Old 08-15-2014, 08:28 AM   #11
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i went with a small 6 gallon 120v. i hope the small size means the recovery is fast enough that i never run out.
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAno.
durn it!!

i never considered long term living in the bus while planning it. my concern was only weekend use, a 30 minutes shower would be close to exceeding my water supply. i do have a space limited short bus, my tank capacity is only about 50g with the water heater. i never installed a city water connection, just my tank.

hoping this weekend to get mine all plumbed and i'll find out. i suppose if its inadequate, another heater will be on the shopping list.
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Old 08-15-2014, 09:28 AM   #12
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I think a ten gallon tank would do ya better. I don't know the size difference, maybe a couple of inches, maybe a foot, depending on what kinda heater you're able to locate.
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Old 08-15-2014, 10:20 AM   #13
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Re: water heater electrical re-wire question

looking to get a water heater 40 gallons, 1/2 a metric shiat ton of pvc fittings and pipe, blood work for "cumiden dose adjustment" and a 2 hr dose of magnesium...what a fun and wonderful day well damn rounded

reckon solar panels wont go up today...hell I need beer anyways so I will add that to my list also
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Old 08-16-2014, 05:25 PM   #14
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Re: water heater electrical re-wire question

So I sold my soul once at lowes

Got water heater, some electrical stuff, bags of pvc fittings and 6 pcs of pvc pipe......the fun begins 2morro....we got the2 extra panels up and running....been a hot day

Chow will update this thread with WH stuff and build thread with everything else....

Time to pop a beer, light charcoal and clean bus up some
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:03 AM   #15
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Re: water heater electrical re-wire question

So I had a few choices to make

and thanks to a member here, he shined the light and opened up doors

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so propane was out for me

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I could go 120v water heater

pros- 120v
cons- they are small and slow recovery
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I could go 240v water heater

pros- faster recovery and larger
cons-need 240v and bigger


OR!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can go with both, depending on what is available power wise 30amp or 50amp

so since water heaters are just resistors

you can wire a 240v like this with only 120v



I am going this route:



I ordered a switch off amazon (locking so it will be deliberate to switch between)

I will update as progress continues

here are a few links
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-w...-120-Volt.html
http://waterheatertimer.org/B220C.html
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Old 08-19-2014, 09:48 AM   #16
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Re: water heater electrical re-wire question w/answers!!!

Camping world at one time had a "small hot water on demand" that ran off on propane. Sale priced at $149.95...
Of course this was a few years back..... Just a thought. Or a small 10 gallon water heater will provide all the hot water you need unless everyone wants to shower at the same time. Most RV's standard size water heater is only 6 gallon.
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That wont fill a tub with hot water
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That wont fill a tub with hot water
"Hot water on demand".....
It's heats the water until you turn it off as long as the water's running........ it's heating.
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Re: water heater electrical re-wire question w/answers!!!

Hey Bansil, I did what GE is suggesting although I added a water recirculator so the flow through the heater isn't interrupted if you happen to be taking a navy shower. The unit I chose is the Ecotemp 5 and it seems to get the job done. It does need to get its combustion air from outside the bus as well as exhaust outside--that's why I built the simple enclosure you see in the pic. Jack

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Re: water heater electrical re-wire question w/answers!!!

I have been very anti propane in the bus due to, things in the past I have seen and witnessed

propane is great for cooking outside (or inside if its portable and can be put back outside)

our 20foot towable we had.....scary...every time the furnace would kick on we both woke up, wondering if we would blow up ...I know it's trivial to 10 million rv-ers out there have no issues

so I know I can take a quick shower and join mama in the room as she soaks for 1/2hr and we share wine, cheese, crackers and...

mama happy= me happy (at the moment)

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