Ecotemp L5

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Ecotemp L5

Postby Onetype » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:02 am

I had originally planned on going with this water heater since it only requires batteries. I was going to mount it on the nose close to the propane tanks and plumb it into the water system. I didn't notice where they say not to permanently install this until recently. Is that just something they have to say for liability reasons? I seem to have seen more than 1 person use one of these in a permanent setting. If this is the case how would one go about setting up the plumbing to make it easy to set this up when needed? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Ecotemp L5

Postby Onetype » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:41 am

After looking on Amazon I think the best option is to just avoid this one and go with one of their bigger units made to be a permanent install.
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Re: Ecotemp L5

Postby M C Toyer » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:13 pm

For what its worth I have an Eccotemp L-5 mounted permanently inside my trailer in the cabinet below the sink and next to the shower stall. The exhaust is vented through the outside via a triple wall flue. The floor below the unit also has an air vent in case of any propane leakage. I spaced the unit mount away from the interior walls and floor about 3 - 5 inches and lined the walls with a metal heat shield.

No problems whatsoever in 4 years of use except I replaced the cheap plastic water hose and spray head with a metal braded rubber hose and metal head because the furnished items softened and leaked from the water temperature.

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Re: Ecotemp L5

Postby H.A. » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:43 pm

ed it.
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Re: Ecotemp L5

Postby ryan112ryan » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:07 am

So I once had a massive remodel on my house and had to setup an outdoor shower and use it full time for a year. I used this L5 every day for a year and it worked really well except when there was a good breeze, the burner would blow out. It lasted about 1.5 years but I didn't shelter it at all and didn't winterize it either. I pretty much abused it and it worked. So I bet with a small bit of cover and a wind screen it would last a long time. It's also less than $100. Not a big deal to replace.


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Re: Ecotemp L5

Postby Onetype » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:49 pm

ryan112ryan wrote:So I once had a massive remodel on my house and had to setup an outdoor shower and use it full time for a year. I used this L5 every day for a year and it worked really well except when there was a good breeze, the burner would blow out. It lasted about 1.5 years but I didn't shelter it at all and didn't winterize it either. I pretty much abused it and it worked. So I bet with a small bit of cover and a wind screen it would last a long time. It's also less than $100. Not a big deal to replace.


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