Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fremont, WA
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Water Heater heat exchanger hook up question
I have a 1200 watt 110v small water heater. I works good and my inverter can power it. It only takes about 15 min to get to 120 degrees.
On our last trip, I found the inverter shutting down when the batteries fall off. I really need fully charged batteries to make this work.
I noticed that my water heater has a dual 1 inch pipe thread inputs with nothing connected, which makes me think it has a heat exchanger built in, but not hooked up.
So I'm thinking about running the engine raw water cooling circuit over and back. Not sure if my Yanmar will support this, but I'm looking for input from the experts.
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