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Old 02-23-2018, 11:21 AM   #11
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I'm curious about this water heater too. Thanks for the heads up on the sale!

Also curious if anyone's installed the Eccotemp L5, and if it's capable of providing enough flow to be used for a kitchen sink or shower (not simultaneously). The smaller unit would fit into my space much better.

Not sure why you're going with 2 pumps, though. Why not just split off your cold branch before it goes to the heater?
I have seen the Ecotemp L5 used in van conversions for shower / sink hot water. The main thing is the shower head is on one of those hoses, and gets moved from shower stall to sink.

I've seen this done on 2 Sprinter van conversions so far. Not sure about venting...
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Old 02-23-2018, 11:37 PM   #12
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I have seen the Ecotemp L5 used in van conversions for shower / sink hot water. The main thing is the shower head is on one of those hoses, and gets moved from shower stall to sink.
If I understand this correctly, you would have to move the hose depending on where you want hot water? Why not just put a tee in your hot water line?
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Old 02-24-2018, 06:15 PM   #13
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If I understand this correctly, you would have to move the hose depending on where you want hot water? Why not just put a tee in your hot water line?
Not my rig, but from what I saw, the builder had basically a shower stall right next to the sink / counter, only thing separating the two is a shower curtain. So in that case, it was a matter of space saving and simplifying...
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:32 PM   #14
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I like it. I often wash my dishes while in the shower. Had a garbage disposal placed in the drain.
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Old 02-24-2018, 07:57 PM   #15
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:32 AM   #16
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I like it. I often wash my dishes while in the shower. Had a garbage disposal placed in the drain.
Eek!

Seriously though, if I can come across that video again I will link it here. I think it was a Dodge Promaster build. The guy just had the heater built into a vented cabinet, had the sprayer hose set up on the sink and would move the sprayer / shower head from sink to shower on the hose...
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Old 03-16-2018, 03:21 PM   #17
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I have an Ecotemp L5 installed in a sealed closet which gets combustion air from under my bus and vents exhaust out the top. You will be happier with a dedicated pump (factory recommends a specific pump) and a recirculating valve so the water keeps heating and is ready instantly at the spigot. I also have a thermostat which regulates the max temp of the water.

Set up this way the L5 is completely satisfactory for our needs. Without the recirculation, the heater cut out every time a faucet was shut off and upon re-opening the faucet there was a lag time while the heater started heating the water again. The dedicated pump assures water flow to the heater even if the cold tap is opened. All the Ecotemps are pressure and flow sensitive.

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Do you have a write up somewhere of how you rigged this plumbing? Not sure I get what you are saying here about a recirculating valve...
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Old 03-16-2018, 05:06 PM   #18
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I like it. I often wash my dishes while in the shower. Had a garbage disposal placed in the drain.
great episode
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:13 AM   #19
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great episode
I never watched that show... My wife saw the thread and clued me in... Funny stuff right there...

I found the sprinter van conversion I was thinking about. He uses the shower in an outdoor configuration with a privy tent, but the idea is solid.

Have a hanger for the shower head / hose and configure your sink and shower so that you can use the sink normally, and just peek a hand through the shower curtain to adjust while in the shower.... Also very handy for washing LARGE dishes...

As to the OPs original concern. Take a look at the SanFord the Great bus build. I am thinking of doing it this way... Sheet metal box, hole in the side of the bus with a metal louvered grille to keep the rain out and allow the unit to breathe. Basically carve off a space that is techically "outside" and you should be fine.
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I like it. I often wash my dishes while in the shower. Had a garbage disposal placed in the drain.
Ok Kramer lol
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