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Old 03-15-2020, 10:40 PM   #1
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For those of you with cabins on your places, what propane water heaters have you gone with? Iíll need to replace an electric 30 gallon water heater with a propane water heater. Iíll be running off generator power now instead of electric service. Are you mounting the heaters inside or outside of your cabins?


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Old 03-15-2020, 10:58 PM   #2
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Old 03-16-2020, 01:00 PM   #4
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I used one of those for a camp shower a while back, It did work well. I wonder if it be enough for our shower and 2 sinks. I really like your setup with the heater and pump? Is that cabinet homemade?


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Old 03-17-2020, 04:34 AM   #5
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Made it from scratch. It's worked flawless for the last 3 years.
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Old 03-17-2020, 05:16 AM   #6
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My old lease had a 20 year old conventional 40 gal water heater in a bunkhouse for six that always provided plenty of hot water.
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Old 03-17-2020, 10:32 AM   #7
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Buy an on demand water heater from Sportsmans Guide. They work well.
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:52 AM   #8
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those little tankless are great... replaced the $400 RV one in my old trailer with $110 tankless... you might consider 1 in bathroom / one in kitchen
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Thanks for the ideas. Ill look into those
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Old 03-17-2020, 09:28 PM   #10
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This is what we use at the
Camp. Planty of hot water.
Man I sure would love to see more of your setup! Iím needing to get the water hooked up on our new off the grid cabin.
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Old 03-21-2020, 08:50 PM   #11
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Camp. Planty of hot water.


Never seen a propane heater that didnít require an exhaust vent. Howís that work?
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This is a screen shot of our new setup. I still need to work on cleaning up the electrical and a few other cosmetics. It worked great. We used to carry this in and out of our little cabins to take showers and run a sink and decided it was time for a stand-alone bath house.


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This is what we use at the
Camp. Planty of hot water.
I like this set-up. Going to build a pump house similar to this for my cabin.
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Old 03-25-2020, 09:53 PM   #15
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This is a screen shot of our new setup. I still need to work on cleaning up the electrical and a few other cosmetics. It worked great. We used to carry this in and out of our little cabins to take showers and run a sink and decided it was time for a stand-alone bath house.


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Is your tankless vented to the outside?


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Old 03-25-2020, 09:57 PM   #16
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Yes, It's vented. We leave the doors open when in use.
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Great idea.
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I intend to install a 12v fan above the heater that I'll kick on during use. I also plan to leave the window cracked so air will flow. This is not a recommendation or guidance but, in my experience with these little heaters, they don't run long enough during a short shower to cause an oxygen depletion situation. Keep in mind, they only fire up when the valve is open/water is flowing through them. I guess if you took a long enough shower in a non-ventilated area, you could run into an issue.
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This is a screen shot of our new setup. I still need to work on cleaning up the electrical and a few other cosmetics. It worked great. We used to carry this in and out of our little cabins to take showers and run a sink and decided it was time for a stand-alone bath house.


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If you turn the temperature dial down, does the water come out cool? Iím building a camp shower house and wondering if I even need cool water to the shower.
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:00 PM   #20
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I added a external faucet( bypassing the heater) to run a water hose to the cleaning rack nearby. Runs off the same pump the shower does.
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