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Old 04-18-2020, 04:10 PM   #1
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Eccotemp l5 portable tankless water heater

I'm considering replacing my existing electric hot water heater with one of these. I like the idea of using the propane for heating water since I rarely use hookups.

Has anyone done this?

Thanks!
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Yup....but I donít use it for domestic hot water at the sink, we use it mainly for showers off the back, works great and water gets HOT! Theyíre not intended or safe for indoor use.
I installed a rear water outlet, thereís a spigot that clicks in, and I have a small 5gal refillable propane tank that fits in the Aluminess box that I put on the ground below....
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^^^^^^Thats a slick set-up^^^^^^
Must have missed that in your build thread, very nicely done with the pull out bracket and the storage space that conforms to the unit
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Old 04-19-2020, 04:44 PM   #4
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Ref, awesome idea, where did you find the bracket, do you have a name part number?
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Theyíre not intended or safe for indoor use.
Thanks for the feedback and pics, REF. Are you saying I can't install it where my existing hot water heater is (under the sink)? I don't see that on the Ecotemp website.

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Eccotemp l5 portable tankless water heater

Donít think you can, needs adequate air space and ventilation, not for enclosed areas, think thereís install specs for it on the site. Thereís heat fins on the top of the unit that get pretty hot.
Not sure who makes the brackets, will take a look, these were laying around the shop.
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Thanks, REF, that makes sense.

I appreciate the quick response and good information.

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Wander, this might be what you are looking for. Can’t confirm if it’s good or not, but have been thinking about it for my van.

https://www.campingworld.com/excel-v...pm-105040.html
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Wait a sec!......that looks like the same type of unit as the eccotemp Iím afraid. Again, even though itís a non vent unit, these things get hot, they need to be mounted vertically, along with fresh air for combustion and ventilation. Iíd be wary of mounting this thing or anything similar in a small enclosed cabinet, under the sink or a bench seat in a van.....
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