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Old 04-02-2006, 12:53   #1
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Rinnai HW Heaters

I have a Paloma instant HW heater. It is not approved for installation on a boat. I am reading up on the Rinnai instant heaters. They, unlike the Paloma, have the capability of having the exhaust vented out of the boat. I like the idea of propane for HW to avoid needing to run the diesel. All the piping and solenoids are in place so, if I can find a better instant heater to replace Poloma, I am ahead of the game. Anyone have experience installing, maintaining a Rinnai ?


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Old 04-02-2006, 13:03   #2
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I have a Rinnai which I installed in my catalac some years ago when my paloma diaphram went and spares were no longer available. It is a better heater, and smaller. Mine provides hot water for both sides of my cat, and for a shower. Installation was easyas the vent piping was already installed, but it is very simple.

Decide where the vent pipe and heater are going to be. cut out the cowl position and line up the vent pipe, trimming to fit the contour, and for length for final position of the rinnai. Then offer up the rinnai, mark for 3 bolts, drill and secure. copper lpg line preferably from a manifold so you can isolate it from the other systems, connect up the hoses, and away you go.

Sorry that I cant report on ease of repair, cause nothings gone wrong on it yet!
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Yes, Rinnai is a well made and reliable unit.

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