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Old 07-26-2016, 11:49 PM   #11
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Will you share pictures of your setup (or something similar?) pretty please?
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Old 07-26-2016, 11:54 PM   #12
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Will you share pictures of your setup (or something similar?) pretty please?
I've got it set up for outdoor shower stall at moment, (because I didn't finish indoor shower pan yet) but it'll only take a minute (tomorrow) to assemble & snap a pic.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:38 AM   #13
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Make sure you run your joints in right direction... Think of "exhaust flow", like water flow





It's not the prettiest, it was pretty much a mock up and experiment... I used a used piece of pipe elbow we had from a 40gal. gas water heater.
I used a left angle from Eccotemp because I mounted on a interior right angle wall, instead of outside wall.
If I had put it on the outside wall, I wouldn't have used the horizontal pipe, and would have shortened the pipe on dryer vent.

Overall, it's under 3'

I'll mount it on heater tomorrow evening and grab a pic
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Old 07-27-2016, 03:29 PM   #14
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Wow nice! Thank you for sharing, that definitely helps. When you say "right direction" are you just referring to towards outside?
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:04 PM   #15
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Right side versus left side

Edit: wait....
Right direction means the pipes need to overlap in the right direction so exhaust flow doesn't come through the seams...

Like rain gutter downspout ... If you install it wrong direction, water comes out

See these joints below? If they were opposite, rain or exhaust would push outward and leak because of positive flow.

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Old 07-28-2016, 01:05 PM   #16
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Like MM, I went with an Ecoptemp L5 though I went a step farther with the installation. I use both a CO alarm and a propane alarm. I added a sealed metal cover so all combustion air comes from under the bus and all exhaust vents directly through the body of the bus. As others have reported, the Ecotemp is fussy about water flow. Once I installed the Ecotemp recommended water pump the heater has worked flawlessly. I also installed a recirculating system to assure a constant water temp at the spigot without wasting water waiting for the hot water to arrive. Jack

A pic of the sealed metal shell that houses the heater and pumps..

Exhaust vents through former window opening on the left, the black tank through the right,
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Pic of completed water heater closet at rear of bus.
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Old 07-28-2016, 02:23 PM   #17
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Nice work, ol trunt! That looks clean and elegant.
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:45 AM   #18
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So, why do the manufacturers state that these units should not be permanently installed or plumbed into any kitchen or shower fixtures?
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Old 07-31-2016, 02:38 AM   #19
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Corporate liability compels the manufacturers to list them as "portable, outdoor" units. They work great in a skoolie, with proper installation and safety precautions.
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:35 AM   #20
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I use the Marey tankless LP... Just used short duct up to roof vent. Vent pipe only gets warm to touch after a good 10min plus shower. No limit to my hot water usage. I have used it everyday (sometimes multiple times a day) for over 1 year now. Im only on my 3rd BBQ tank... I couldn't praise this unit enough. Like another mentioned - you need enough water pressure to trigger it on.. A good RV pump or two helps. This unit hangs on wall, attached a gas flex line connected to a BBQ regulator. It has a duct vent on top ready for exhaust. Works perfect.
Ohh, and I used a top of the line Airstream tanked RV water heater before. They are the worst. I would never do a tank... Short shower / gas hungry / wait to heat up / runs out of water.... BBQ tank used in less than a week with two people taking showers..
Just my 2 cents from hot water RV experience....
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