There are beautiful and exciting places where you want to go for camping but have concerns that it may get uncomfortable without hot water, for such occasions there are multiple solution of Eccotemp Systems group. One of them is Eccotemp L10 Portable Outdoor Tankless Water Heater. With battery power and light weight; worry of source power and carrying it over diminishes. Also the easy installation will boost your confidence to take it to anywhere you go and need hot water for multiple occasions. You can hang it on your outdoor for a wash basin for purposes like- poolside shower, bathing your pet.
Suitable for off grid area
It is propane powered meaning you can run it on gas; ignition operates on a 2 D battery. So if the place you live or planning to spend the vacation has low voltage or no electric line, it is not going to hold you back from having a hot shower.
Low PSI is required
It needs only 20-80 PSI which is very low. So if you live in hilly area with high wind low water pressure this heater is ideal for you.
Eccotemp L10 Portable Outdoor Tankless Water Heater has a reputation of easy installation. It comes with a standard 1/2in, NPT fittings. So in most cases no carpenting or plumbing is necessary. Its NPT fittings make it suitable for more permanent installation.
It has a capacity to support multiple actions at same time and never run out of water. With 10# tank full water you can easily use it for two showers simultaneously along with a faucet. It is capable of delivering 1 to 2.65 GPM with the temperatures up to 150°F.
It is designed for outdoor but it does not limit the usage. It has been used commercial purposes like for food truck and killed it off with some maintenance. Still when you install it for regular use and chance of exposing it to extreme weather condition exist, you should save it by taking it inside during such condition.
Digital temperature control
It has a scale of 80-120°F allowing you to set the temperature for the whole bath or washing process at a constant rate of hot water. Chances of over heat or low heat are minimal and mostly attributed to installation errors. It has user friendly knobs for both temperature and water flow control.
No more parts are to be bought
Other than a 2D battery it comes with the entire fixture it needs, that encompasses-
- Propane hose
- 9' CSA approved gas regulator
- Wall-mount hardware
- Standard 1/2in,
- Rain cap
- NPT fittings
- Stainless steel
It is for outdoors only and if there is a water supply you can hook it anywhere. With a dimension of 13.5 x 6.5 x 28 it need some 2" clearance from a wall, 1' side distant from flammable stuff. A3' distance from a window and from an overhang, will prevent the inside wind to get polluted from discharge. An 18" up from the ground is required for proper ventilation.
- 74,500 BTU's power required
- Good customer care
- Battery powered
- 79% energy efficient
- Dual power source (electricity and battery)
- Easy installation and maintenance
Cons with solution
Shut off time
It shuts down after 20 minute of run automatically
This feature is designed to let it not get over heated or to prevent it from accidents. One solution is to turn it off and back on manually another solution is to attach a cheap repeat-cycle timer and set it to cut the power in 19 minute and turn it back on this will serve the purpose.
Low flow of water
Low flow restriction on the shower head can cause adjustment of heat on water for a long duration of use.
It is normal to have problem like such but if you remove the existing low flow shower head and replace it with a one with no flow restriction then situation will be better. Also some users have removed the low flow restriction from the shower head thus this problem has been resolved.
Long term performance is poor
Poor performance if installed at outdoor for permanent use.
This recreational water heater is not suitable to be installed for permanent use, and not for place above 5500 ft. It is better not to plumb into sinks, showers. Still if you have installed it for permanent use, it is suggested to be drained and put away when not used for long time. Also a quarterly clean up is recommended otherwise sediment and lime may build up inside heater and make it inefficient.
Frequently Ask Questions (Q&A)
- Q- How long period the Warranty covers?
- Ans- Warranty period for heater and all other parts is 1 year. If you have trouble with a any accessories within 30 days it will be replaced.
- Q- Does it have any remote control?
- Ans- No
- Q- What happens if install it for regular purpose, how can I maintain it?
- Ans- For regular purpose you have to protect it from freezing and windy weather. It will need a periodical wash of valves. In case of extreme cold-Protect it from being frozen and break down by laying down the hose pipe and let the water drain.
- Q- Is it good enough for 2 bathrooms?
- Ans- Yes it is supposed to support 2 showers and a faucet at a time.
- Q- What are the reasons behind the failure to ignite the Eccotemp L10 Portable Outdoor Tankless Water Heater?
- Ans-It can be due to low battery, faulty placement of battery, low propane or low water setting behind the reason of not heating the Eccotemp L10.
One very truthful feature of Eccotemp L10 Portable Outdoor Tankless Water Heater Is how less propane it consumes. It is very energy efficient users say even after 100 shower you may find the bottle of propane is only 15% empty. If you do not have capacity or space for a standard electric or gas heater, if you have a RV, a swimming pool, a need to throw pull side parties or bar b q parties than you may no longer search and go for this design of Eccotemp.