Originally Posted by Simi 60
Understood and I am not spending a cent on supporting its excessive power use.
Phew! :^) I don't know if you remember the old Rheem TV commercial
with the annoying "install a Rheem, install a Rheem, install a Rheem" lyrics. Dad was running a number of rental properties at the time and used to sing along with "Install another bl--dy Rheem, etc " instead.
heaters are more expensive than the gas version. I personally am very averse to gas on a boat, so I tossed our gas heater. But a depending on what heating
capacity you need, you can pick up very cheap
secondhand Webasto Thermotop from the UK Ebay site. They are pulled from commercial
diesel vans and trucks where they are used as engine
pre-heaters. 5KW units are pretty easy to come by. You need to get creative with a storage
tank, a pump and some plumbing
, but if you are a DIY personality it is a simple job.
Typhoon, a CF poster from Canada
did a good thread on his hot water
setup that might be worth reading. Hydronic heating. cabin/water