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Excel Vent-Free Tankless Propane Water Heater, Low Pressure Startup, 1.6GPM
Item No. 105040
Excel Vent-Free Tankless Propane Water Heater, Low Pressure Startup, 1.6GPM is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 81.
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Excel Vent-Free Tankless Propane Water Heater, Low Pressure Startup, 1.6GPM

Excel Vent-Free Tankless Propane Water Heater, Low Pressure Startup, 1.6GPM is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 81.
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The Excel Vent-Free Tankless Propane Water Heater saves energy and water while instantly delivering infinite hot water upon opening the tap, no matter the water pressure!

All other tankless gas water heaters rely on outdated rubber diaphragm technology to start the units and need pressures higher than 20 PSI to operate. The Excel Tankless Propane water heater is equipped with a magnetic flow sensor that allows the unit to start up at only 2 psi water pressure. Plus, it works at up to 120 psi. Ideal for small apartments, hunting or fishing cabins, small homes, boats, campers, RVs and mobile homes.

Vent-Free for Indoor or Outdoor Use. An Excel Vent-Free Water Heater can be installed indoors without cumbersome, costly flue and ductwork because it’s equipped with a state-of-the-art ODS (Oxygen Depletion Safety) shutoff device. With remarkable electronic technology that requires no standing pilot light, the Excel heater saves up to 25% in gas consumption when compared to older technology pilot light units. In case of a power outage, you can still enjoy hot water at home because it uses two (2) size “D” batteries to ignite the electronic spark module.

Pure Oxygen Free Copper Heat Exchanger. Heat exchangers are devices that transfer heat to achieve desired heating or cooling. The Excel heat exchanger features Pure Oxygen Free Copper to conduct and transfer heat fast and efficiently. Pure Oxygen Free Copper has many desirable properties for durable, thermally efficient heat exchangers. Other tankless gas water heaters have regular copper heat exchangers with a tin bath. They are less efficient and have a short life. Pure copper heat exchangers are customarily used only by top-of-the-line tankless gas water heater manufacturers.

Features:

• Lower Gas Consumption
• Indoor or Outdoor Use
• Compact and Lightweight
• Infinite Hot Water
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  • Low Pressure Startup
  • Vent-Free
  • Pure Copper Heat Exchanger
  • Electronic Ignition
  • No Standing Pilot
Unit Weight 11.00 lb
Brand Excelamerica Llc
MFG Part No. 10011
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great inexpensive hot water heater for cabin We have a seasonal cabin "Up North" and need occasional hot water for doing dishes, taking a shower etc. Tank heaters take too long to heat so we took a chance on this model. Easy to install and fired right up!Easily enough hot water for taking a shower, doing dishes etc. Water temp dial is set right in the middle and heats great! Our well water is pretty cold, so I was surprised it was able to heat the water without cranking it up. Just make sure to drain both the inlet and outlet when closing cabin for the winter. I think I'd take batteries out too, though, if your cabin sits idle for four or five months during the winter like ours does. You won't be disappointed!
Date published: 2018-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this heater a year ago. So happy with it. I live off grid and my shower is outside. So it the winter months in SC it's cold but not super cold ...like 20 f. I only really use hot water when it's cold so I figured I would install it in side the tinyhouse. And it also heats when I use it. I just needed to get use to turning the water down if i want it hotter and up if to hot. Counterintuitive. Install the untit closest to where you use hot water most. Also it enough hot water in the winter for one application at a time... ie .. sink or shower or washer...one at a time. But for 200 bucks I think it's worth it.. ps use unions to install it to your water pipes. Cuz if your pumps sucks up leaves it will clog up and a union makes it an easy fix..
Date published: 2019-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very impressed The water heater in my voltage toyhauler started leaking so I decided to replace it with tankless. I chose the excel vent free tankless after a recommendation from a friend. Got a great price from camping world with super fast shipping. Installation was pretty simple and i was running hot water in no time. We have camped 1 time since installed and water heater worked amazing. I would definitely recommend this product.
Date published: 2019-09-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not sure about it I first had issues with just luke warm water, called mfg. they said too much water going through and cant't warm it so we put a reducer on, now it gets hot but when you turn on the cold water the unit turns off , then we have to turn all the water off turn on hot water then slowly turn on cold water and the unit still turns off not sure what to do but it sure makes taking a shower a pain, right now until this gets figured out I would not recommed this
Date published: 2019-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best upgrades to my RV I’m a full time boondocking RVer. Water and propane conservation are important to me. I purchased this water heater from Excel America. I haven’t had this vent free unit for very long, and can’t speak for its longevity, but this baby does the job for me in this 22 foot trailer of mine. I have it installed in the bathroom next to the shower. I was able to cover a lot of the hot water CPVC pipes, throughout the my rig, with insulation, but was unable to insulate the CPVC under the tub, which extends the length of my tub, about 4 feet so, It’s about 12 feet from the from unit to the showerhead. This thing is steaming by the time it comes out of the showerhead. I use a cheap 1.5 GPM shower head that I picked up at Wal-Mart, and I’m not sure if this helps to throttle it back a little more than the knob allows me to or not. This might be restricting the flow even further. Because the unit is putting out hotter water than I can stand, and I like my showers hot, I have to turn down the gas to dial in a good temperature. I only us the hot water knob, and I turn it all the way on. I think if you only have it trickling out it might melt the CPVC pipe that’s closest to the unit. I have installed a water spigot close to the unit, at a good height for a 5 gal bucket, and I turn it on all the way for the same reason. Make sure that you install the adequate gas line. I first purchased the thinner gas line thinking that it would be adequate, but upon reading the manual I saw that the BTU’s were more than I’d anticipated. I ended up back at the hardware store to get the right one. I had bought a flex line for the hot side, as I’d done for the cold, but after reading the warning on the tag to the flex hose it said that it was not to be used for an on demand hot water unit. I ended up connecting the hot side directly to the CPVC. The temperature’s here have been in the 40’s at night, and in the 60’s during the day. My water tank is inside, but I don’t know how worm the water truly is before it reaches the unit. I installed a water filter after the pump. I think this is a good idea for odd reasons. I had one issue with the unit that required the assistance of a representative. The lady that worked with me through it was professional and courteous. Never have I been treated with the respect that I felt I deserve as a consumer until now.
Date published: 2019-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excel..lence Bought this to replace the Girard tankless waterheater that left us hanging wayyyy to many times. Its been great so far.
Date published: 2019-10-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Nothing but very luke warm I bought this unit to go inside a camper that I completely remodeled due to a roof leak. There is a small area over the left wheel well in the bath room, where I installed this unit. It's literally on the wall with the shower on the opposite side. The first time or two I used it the shower would be hot and the kitchen (32ft away) would be luke warm. Now the kitchen is not even luke warm nor is the shower. I'm not sure if I did something wrong, even though the directions were very simple and I had a plumber install it. As of now....it's a total failure for me.
Date published: 2021-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Really Well! Easy Install. I bought this unit about a month ago, and finally installed it yesterday. It works flawlessly. The water heater in our RV works well, the capacity is just small and it takes forever..just not efficient. So, after reading up on several different models I settled on this one and I’m so glad I did. There are a couple things I’d recommend. Get a high-pressure, low volume shower head. I think if I’d left my original on there it wouldn’t work quite as well. I purchased mine on Amazon for under $20. The unit needs a better shield over the top. I’m not sure it would mess it up, as there’s nothing in the paperwork to imply so, but water does splash from the shower I’m there a little. It could still breathe just fine with a large shield. I’m going to fab one myself, but not everyone knows how to do that. Seems weird because the rest of the unit seems pretty well made. One other small exception is the battery compartment seems pretty flimsy. Overall it was very easy and quick to install. I may even put a couple of these in my house once it’s built. Very pleased. As long as it continues to perform as it is now I’d most definitely recommend it to others.
Date published: 2020-02-13
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Can you mount this unit horizontally versus vertically? The space I want to put it in is too short for the unit.

Asked by: VroomVroom1969
No the unit has to be mounted vertically to vent right 
Answered by: Wood
Date published: 2021-10-15

What is the max amount of time you will get hot water?

Asked by: Kellie
That will depend on what size propane tank you put on.
Answered by: Bvw2
Date published: 2021-10-02

this says the unit is vent-free? If I'm installing in a camper trailer where does the hot air get vented? Do I need to provide some kind of venting? where can I find an installation manual?

Asked by: Maxwell
For tankless water heaters, "ventless" means that they are designed without an exhaust port intended to be connected with a "chimney" that conducts the exhaust to the outside world usually above roofline. Ventless water heaters are explicitly designed to be themselves outside which gets the exhaust directly out. They are not safe to be used so that their exhaust is inside a structure. Beside the "hot air" they may emit combustion products - chiefly carbon dioxide but perhaps deadly carbon monoxide. They could also "leak" unburned fuel in their exhaust. These ventless water heaters should used outside!
Answered by: Doug
Date published: 2021-09-17

Can it be installed under a sink?

Asked by: tbee815
Theoretically yes, but you need good ventilation. It does use air for combustion. It does have warm exhaust air. It would be better advised to have it in a large open space. If you do put it in a cabinet of any kind make sure there's a place for air to come in and hot air to go out. I might also mention that we have noticed it it does throw off a good amount of heat from the water heating process. So it will warm your trailer up if you use a lot of hot water. This typically happens when a shower or some other large hot water consumption occurs.
Answered by: RVnut
Date published: 2021-07-05

Can you mount it inside of an RV and be safe?

Asked by: Tyler
If you have air exchange in the RV and a propane/CO alarm, you should be fine.
Answered by: Davo
Date published: 2021-07-02

Does it run off propane or electric? If so, does it need a 20 gallon propane tank or can you use the small bottles like you do on a cookstove?

Asked by: Sheri
This device runs off of propane. The only electric required is to D cell batteries that are inserted into the unit to operate the starting Spark. As far as Propane Supply, I suppose you could try to use the small cook stove green containers but they wouldn't last very long at all. I would suggest at least a 5-gallon propane tank so that it would last you several days even under heavy use.
Answered by: RVnut
Date published: 2021-06-28

The batteries that came with the heater worked fine but i decided to swap them with some better quality batteries that have a longer life span. Doesn't work with the new batteries. Is there something special about the batteries that come with the unit?

Asked by: Miller
Just use ordinary alkaline D cells. Don't use any other chemistry or recharables.
Answered by: RVnut
Date published: 2021-04-12

Do you hav e to drain this unit in the winter months if it is not going to be used? If so, where is the drain located?

Asked by: NIck
and YES YOU MUST DRAIN IT IN WINTER!! If you let this unit freeze with water in it, you'll most likely be buying a new one as it will burst the heat exchanger and/or internal piping.
Answered by: RVnut
Date published: 2021-04-13
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