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Old 04-03-2021, 11:25 PM   #1
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Ventless Propane Heaters ON SALE!!

Hi everyone. I hope this is ok to post here but there is an Easter sale going on for these awesome ventless, LPG, on-demand heaters. I'm putting one in my bus and my father has used them in his last three van builds. We highly recommend!!

I'm not sure how long the sale runs, probably just Easter weekend, but if any of you are ready to purchase here's the link!

https://excelonlinestore.com/product...-ventfree-lpg/

PS. In the vans we have used them at high altitudes, we have installed them under kitchen counters with some vents in the cabinet doors, we have used them heavily with no issues, and the customer service has been super responsive. So it checks everything on our list.
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Old 04-04-2021, 08:05 AM   #2
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ventless propane heaters are the cause of moisture build up and consume the oxygen you need to breath. not recommended for campers,mobile homes or schoolies
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Old 04-04-2021, 08:19 AM   #3
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ventless propane heaters are the cause of moisture build up and consume the oxygen you need to breath. not recommended for campers,mobile homes or schoolies
Youíre not wrong. We just turn on the vent fan and crack a window when showering. We use sensors and stuff too. Never had an issue with moisture but we live in a pretty arid climate. Itís a choice each person has to make individually I suppose, but for those who want to go ventless itís a pretty great deal!
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Old 04-04-2021, 08:46 AM   #4
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Youíre not wrong. We just turn on the vent fan and crack a window when showering. We use sensors and stuff too. Never had an issue with moisture but we live in a pretty arid climate. Itís a choice each person has to make individually I suppose, but for those who want to go ventless itís a pretty great deal!
Exactly! We have the Excel water heater too. Love it. Endless hot water! And as far as the non-venting - it's no different than using your stove...have a CO detector and crack a window open if needed...

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Old 04-04-2021, 10:07 AM   #5
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Exactly! We have the Excel water heater too. Love it. Endless hot water! And as far as the non-venting - it's no different than using your stove...have a CO detector and crack a window open if needed...

John

difference is a stove is a lot less BTU (less O2 used and less moisture created) and is typically not used near as much per hour burn time as a heater..



I dont even like my ventless heater in my Home's Garage, its propane and even in a big 2 car garage when I run that thing working on projects I will feel the effects of it even though the CO detectors are still within safe limits..


ive acquired a second-hand Navien NCBE (a combi boiler which is designed for water and space heating) to use for heating the garage.. the navien will live in my basement and Glycol Loops will be fitted on the space heating side to a couple fan coils in the garage..



I really dont dig open propane inside a small space.
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:09 AM   #6
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My favorite on that web site is the ELECTRIC SHOWER HEAD!! $8IMG_3829.jpgbucks!! I was a teacher in Jamaica for a few years and had a 220volt electric showerhead. A lot of older houses there were piped just cold water.

I have a ventless propane hot air heater in a bumpout in my old drafty Vt farmhouse. Love it cause of cost and longevity BUT monthly I have to clean the windows cause of buildup haze on the windows. No other windows do I clean but rarely in my house!!

In a bus I would skip a ventless heater...
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Old 04-04-2021, 06:18 PM   #7
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This is all news to me about O2 and moisture. The O2 seems easy to fix but the condensation scares me. So I basically need hot water for dishes and outdoor showers. My propane will be outside. Water tank under. So what are recommended? I was thinking off the back or inside the handicapped door. I am afraid of it just hanging off the back from rain and road grime. And inside, about moisture and I don't want to vent. And cost is the biggest thing.
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Old 04-04-2021, 06:42 PM   #8
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H20t solar water heater

Not to hijack this thread but...

I saw this video last night on off road solar water heaters.
Looks real easy to do and with a 30í pipe up on the roof, along the solar panels...

Looks like a very doable option!

https://youtu.be/dG2HK9JsAjw

Free hot water, in the summertime that is....
No propane or electricity!!!!!
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Old 04-04-2021, 10:55 PM   #9
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OK ,I bought one. Isn't that that what alcohol is for Huh ??? If I die make note that I quit posting. Will have major powered and static ventage so the rumors of my death may be a a little bit premature. Have used this type before with great results will see how it performs. Simple occasional shower and sink fill use. Stay tuned. Or watch 11 0 clock news "wife ...
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