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Are Tankless water heaters water proof?

Postby atcNick » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:35 am

Im wanting to mount a tankless water heater on an outside wall of my cargo trailer... Do I need to build an enclosure for it? Or will it handle rain and the elements ok?

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Re: Are Tankless water heaters water proof?

Postby dales133 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:50 pm

Pretty certain you can get outdoor instantaneous water heaters
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Re: Are Tankless water heaters water proof?

Postby atcNick » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:52 pm

Looking at something like this Eccotemp L5 Portable Tankless Water Heater and Outdoor Shower https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000TXOJQ4/re ... hwb0R26FTG
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Re: Are Tankless water heaters water proof?

Postby dales133 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:52 pm

I read through all the info on amazon and it dosnt say one way or another but when you look at the description youd asume its ok mounted outside .
If it was me id maybe get a canvas cover made for it just to keep the worst of the weather out
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Re: Are Tankless water heaters water proof?

Postby atcNick » Wed Oct 14, 2015 1:54 pm

Good idea dale. Thabks
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Are Tankless water heaters water proof?

Postby Padilen » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:51 pm

Please post when you get yours working your likes and dislikes.
This pic is similar to what my plan is, but I have an old pressure washer frame I hope to use.
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I believe it's a form member's.
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Re: Are Tankless water heaters water proof?

Postby lrrowe » Wed Oct 14, 2015 4:40 pm

My neighbor's heater is mounted outside his house.
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Re: Are Tankless water heaters water proof?

Postby daveesl77 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:16 pm

My Triton 5L was mounted on the outside of my truck camper for a couple of years. Rain, snow, ice, sun, no problem. As far as I know, it is still working for the people that bought the camper. It can rust at the screws and such. Another hassle is that wind is the real enemy, blowing out the burner, so I built an aluminum surround for it that slipped on over bolts if needed. The top was not covered.

The 5L I have now rides inside the camper, but then attaches to the galley when I stop and pull out the galley boxes.

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Re: Are Tankless water heaters water proof?

Postby Padilen » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:55 pm

daveesl77 wrote:My Triton 5L was mounted on the outside of my truck camper for a couple of years. Rain, snow, ice, sun, no problem. As far as I know, it is still working for the people that bought the camper. It can rust at the screws and such. Another hassle is that wind is the real enemy, blowing out the burner, so I built an aluminum surround for it that slipped on over bolts if needed. The top was not covered.

The 5L I have now rides inside the camper, but then attaches to the galley when I stop and pull out the galley boxes.

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