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Old 11-05-2016, 06:36 PM   #1
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Took my first shower in the bus! Bliss!!!

I just finished installing an Eccotemp L5 propane on-demand water heater. Hooked up the pipes and ran water to it from a hose from the house (no tanks on board as yet). Connected the propane and turned on the shower. Awesome!!!

Before I installed it I cracked it open and removed the handle. Won't need that. It does expel a bit of heat from the unit. As of now, it's near the metal bus ceiling and there's nothing there to really burn so I'm ok with it for now but in the future I may vent to the outside.

Was fun trying out the shower. I worked hard on the stall and pan. Feel good about how it came out! Pictures linked below:

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Old 11-05-2016, 06:39 PM   #2
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It scares me to click the pic links....
But I'm gonna do it

Love my L5


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Install looks great!
I'm wanting to port mine out the top through a metal vent
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:03 AM   #3
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Old 11-09-2016, 11:44 AM   #4
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Hey Ross. I was just admiring your work--very nice. I don't know if you used PVC water pipes on the hot side, but I'll warn you that the Ecotemp produces water temps high enough to cause PVC to swell and blow out--especially right at the outlet from the heater. Mine did. PVC cannot be heated over 140 degrees F or it softens and bursts. I did replace my damaged pipes with more PVC but I attached a thermocouple to the hot outlet from the heater that cuts the battery power and thereby shuts the unit down. I set the tc at 120 degrees F. Once the pipe cools the tc reconnects the battery and the heater reignites
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Hey Ross. I was just admiring your work--very nice. I don't know if you used PVC water pipes on the hot side, but I'll warn you that the Ecotemp produces water temps high enough to cause PVC to swell and blow out--especially right at the outlet from the heater. Mine did. PVC cannot be heated over 140 degrees F or it softens and bursts. I did replace my damaged pipes with more PVC but I attached a thermocouple to the hot outlet from the heater that cuts the battery power and thereby shuts the unit down. I set the tc at 120 degrees F. Once the pipe cools the tc reconnects the battery and the heater reignites
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I've got video proof I can hit 192 with manipulating the inlet water
But, I'll plumb with PEX for the outlet water, and I won't go above
140
I typically shower around 104-105

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The PEX tube is intended for hot and cold potable water distribution systems. Maximum Safe Temperature. The tube can withstand a maximum heat temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit for applications for heating. In a plumbing project, the PEX is able to stand a maximum heat of up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Old 11-09-2016, 12:25 PM   #6
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Pex be good.
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Old 11-09-2016, 01:56 PM   #7
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Nice work!!
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Old 04-25-2018, 11:40 PM   #8
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A big shower

So, between the rear wells, 40x60, directly under the rear emergency roof hatch....anyone, anyone? Lol

Its basically gonna be a master suite out behind the shop....nothing beats a big shower....well, maybe a big closet...
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