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Old 08-11-2020, 10:26 PM   #1
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Camplux Outdoor Only?

Hello,

I recently purchased a camplux tankless water heater.

Upon receiving the item and inspecting it, the instructions clearly state for outdoor use only. Yet, if mounted inside, must be properly ventilated.

Can I use this as my hot water heater for shower/sinks?

Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-12-2020, 02:55 AM   #3
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The link you had in your post did not work, so I cut-n-pasted it and got to the Amazon listing.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CJPU7ZQ..._Fc4mFbR8D8X16




... for those that like to click and go!




I liked what I read. It will put out a lot of heat! The description in the amazon listing also states that it can be installed indoors with proper ventilation to include a flue.
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Oh wow, yeah this is a problem we had as well. You need two things: A way for fresh air to come in from the outside to be burned, and a way for the exhaust to exit to the outside. This can be hard to accomplish, and presents challenges in cold weather with freezing pipes/etc.

If you only install a flue, you will burn cabin air and that air will go outside. What will replace that air? Anywhere air can get in, air will flow in. Now lets say you had a fan mounted in the ceiling pulling hot air out- air will try to enter anywhere it can get in, including through your flue. How does that affect functionality/performance/safety?

This is also a problem when for instance, you're cleaning your black tank. With the fan on, you pull the vapors straight from the tank into the cabin, and the tank vent becomes an inlet. Be conscious of positive/negative air pressure in the cabin and how all of your ventilation / heat sources / openings will interact.

Ultimately we went with a tankless water heater designed for permanent RV use as it addresses those issues. Its definitely not perfect, though.
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Old 08-12-2020, 10:11 AM   #5
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Great advice

Ok I’m thinking I’ll have to upgrade to something like:

https://www.amazon.com/Girard-2GWHAM.../dp/B019BWN8E2
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Ok Iím thinking Iíll have to upgrade to something like:

https://www.amazon.com/Girard-2GWHAM.../dp/B019BWN8E2
We have that identical unit, I think.
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Annoyingly we had to buy the front cover separately, seems like they fixed that.
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The link you had in your post did not work, so I cut-n-pasted it and got to the Amazon listing.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CJPU7ZQ..._Fc4mFbR8D8X16
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That look in her eyes says "I can't believe you lugged a tankless water heater up the side of a mountain, but I love you for it. Now go fetch the propane."
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That look in her eyes says "I can't believe you lugged a tankless water heater up the side of a mountain, but I love you for it. Now go fetch the propane."
Just wait till he gets back with the propane and goes to hook up water to it...
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Just wait till he gets back with the propane and goes to hook up water to it...
What are you guys talking about all of that stuff is in the backpack its mounted to...




...right!?
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LOL!!! I’m not sure if they fixed the cover issue...

On amazon it says “people bought this together:” and shows the unit and cover
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