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Excel Vent-Free Tankless Propane Water Heater, Low Pressure Startup, 1.6GPM
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Excel Vent-Free Tankless Propane Water Heater, Low Pressure Startup, 1.6GPM is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 37.
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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 37.
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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All other tankless gas water heaters rely on outdated rubber diaphragm technology to start the units and need pressures higher than 20 PSI to operate.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 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Too Good to be True! I bought this water heater about 8 months ago. We hooked it up at due to spacing we had to attach it on the outside of our RV due to the heat output and fear of fire inside. Made a nice surrounding for it to protect it. It's always worked great, hot water instantly! Today, while sitting inside, I heard a loud bang! Scared me to death!Ran around to see what it was and the water heater had exploded on the side of my RV! Black smoke rolling, water spraying every where! I ran and disconnected the water and gas! Thank got I was home because it could have been disastrous! No water was running inside when this happened either. Idk what caused it but it was definitely scary! It's been fine up until today and nothing has changed.
Date published: 2020-07-02
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Is this gas only or will it run off of electricity ? I'm not talking about the D batteries either I mean can I wire it up and it run off my campers electricity?

Asked by: KRanew
No, you can't do that with this water heater.
Answered by: CW Victor
Date published: 2020-04-15

does it come with a shower head?

Asked by: ajcroix
No, a shower head is not included.
Answered by: CW Steven
Date published: 2020-04-28

Can this unit be installed where your existing propane water heater is installed in your travel trailer?

Asked by: BigTom
As this water heater can only be installed upright, it will depend on the size of the compartment. Dimensions: 11.6"W x 13.5"H x 4.46"D Top Clearance: 3" Bottom & Side Clearance: 2" Back Clearance: zero clearance required
Answered by: CW Steven
Date published: 2020-04-20

Is there an installation manual available to review?

Asked by: mbcsrfl
At this time, a public location to download the installation manual is not available. You will have to contact the manufacturer( https://excelonlinestore.com/customer-service ) for a copy of the manual for water heater model# JSD-10D (Mfg SKU: 10016).
Answered by: CW Steven
Date published: 2020-03-28

Will this work with a single handled kitchen faucet or does it need to be 2 handles?

Asked by: Dezarai
On a single handle faucet, you will need to find a tee so that both lines on the faucet can be hooked up as there is a single cartridge that controls water flow in the faucet or figure out a way to cap one of the water supply lines on the faucet. As for a two handle type of faucet, there is a cartridge in each handle so it should be possible to run water to just one handle and only used the handle that is hooked up.
Answered by: CW Steven
Date published: 2020-04-20

Is this a stand alone unit or does it have to be wired?

Asked by: Skeeter
This water heater uses two(2) 'D' cell batteries to run the ignition system, wiring is not necessary.
Answered by: CW Steven
Date published: 2020-04-11

Can I replace my water which uses 8,800 btu's with this water heater?

Asked by: Lori
This unit has a rating of 38,000 BTU and can be used as a replacement for a tanked water heater as long as the incoming water temperature is not below 40°F
Answered by: CW Steven
Date published: 2020-02-15

Can it be installed in a closed space under the table booth seat?

Asked by: Angela
This water heater can be installed in a small location but a constant supply of fresh air is still required to operate. While running, the water heater will generate some heat, it is recommended that the water heater not be placed in a location directly next to or under seating.
Answered by: CW Steven
Date published: 2020-02-10
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