Camp Chef tankless propane H20 heater

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Camp Chef tankless propane H20 heater

Postby Willowagon » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:09 am

Hi All,

I just picked up a Camp Chef HWDS tankless propane heater that I plan to integrate into my trailer's existing plumbing.

I know others on here have purchased similar types of water heaters, but how & where did you install it?

I'm planning on getting a 12"x18" piece of diamond-plate to bolt over my FRP siding to act as a heat shield, then attach the heater over the diamond plate, spaced out an inch or so from the sidewall. Then, punch 3 small holes into the side of the trailer right below the heater to run propane, cold in, hot out. I will tee off of the hot water output to provide for the external shower head and interior galley sink.

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If anyone has any pics or tips on how they've installed theirs, please share!

Thanks,
-matt

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Re: Camp Chef tankless propane H20 heater

Postby eamarquardt » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:04 pm

I'm kinda "different" and hate hanging stuff permanently mounted on the sides of things. I even have been known to have "words" with Suzy over her punching innumerable holes in MY walls as she finds the "perfect" place to hang her "girl s#@t".

You might consider using some hoses with quick disconnects for the water and gas and a simple stand for the water heater so it can sit on the deck. Takes half a minute to hook up the heater, the heater isn't always out in the weather, and the aesthetic appeal of your trailer remains intact. You could just put a small box under the trailer to hold the water/gas hoses when not in use.

Just a thought.

Cheers,

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Re: Camp Chef tankless propane H20 heater

Postby Willowagon » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:35 pm

Thanks for the advise! I will be installing it with quick disconnects so I can easily remove it, but I need to have it ready with zero setup time for my surfing trips. I have to leave the trailer unsupervised for a few hrs at a time, so I'd feel more comfortable having it bolted down but ready to use so all i have to do when i get out of that 55 degree water is turn on the H20 pump and hit the ignitor
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Re: Camp Chef tankless propane H20 heater

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