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Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 07-11-2019, 09:54
Replies: 77
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Posted By AndyEss
Re: Tankless water heaters

I have never heard of any application of a diaphragm pump to move compressible gases. Diaphragm pumps are used to pump incompressible liquids. The incompressibility of the fluid being pumped is what...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2019, 18:29
Replies: 77
Views: 6,666
Posted By AndyEss
Re: Tankless water heaters

Itís a low Btu water heater for Claudeís sake, not a coal fired power plant. I know my home propane tankless water heater has forced air because it is a condensing unit, and it is about 5 times...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2019, 18:18
Replies: 77
Views: 6,666
Posted By AndyEss
Re: Tankless water heaters

Well on our side of the pond, propane use is allowed on boats. It works quite well (with proper safety considerations), relatively inexpensive, reliable, and does not give off carcinogenic exhaust...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2019, 13:28
Replies: 77
Views: 6,666
Posted By AndyEss
Re: Tankless water heaters

I donít understand what the size of a boat has to do with carbon monoxide production. As far as I can tell, Mainesailís discussion is the most useful here, and he mentions an approved unit that has...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 06-11-2019, 11:35
Replies: 77
Views: 6,666
Posted By AndyEss
Re: Tankless water heaters

Interesting discussion here. Mainesail - thank you for your knowledgeable input.
A lot of this discussion is predicated on how we use our boats. I live on the hook and spend as little time in a...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 05-11-2019, 21:50
Replies: 77
Views: 6,666
Posted By AndyEss
Re: Tankless water heaters

I have been using a propane tankless water heater for three years, two years as a full time liveaboard. My heater is vented through the cabin top using SS vent tube. Something told me that old toilet...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 04-11-2019, 20:06
Replies: 77
Views: 6,666
Posted By AndyEss
Re: Tankless water heaters

What kinds of problems? The only thing that comes to my mind is some sort of heel induced failure in flow switches.
The ones I have cursory looked at in failed (land installation) propane tankless...
Forum: Liveaboard's Forum 01-11-2019, 09:20
Replies: 77
Views: 6,666
Posted By AndyEss
Re: Tankless water heaters

Propane tankless heaters work very well, but need a hot exhaust vent. These can be quite small:
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