Do your part to help the environment with this efficient Eccotemp tankless water heater. The heater is ideal for campers and smaller homes, and only uses fuel when the hot water is turned on. The heater provides three gallons of hot water per minute. ...more
This Eccotemp tankless water heater is sleek and modern in design. The heater has a digital temperature display, precise temperature and water flow adjustment features and a power ventilation system. The small and easy-to-install frame makes the unit ideal for cabins, cottages and small homes. The ecofriendly water heater only uses gas and/or electricity when the hot water is turned on.
Eccotemp FVI-12 is an indoor high efficiency, tankless water heating system
Water heater is perfect for vacation cabins, cottages and smaller homes
Green and efficient, the FVI-12 only uses energy when you turn on the hot water
Otherwise the FVI-12 uses no gas or electricity
Water heater is designed for small to medium hot water production where you need more than one hot water application at the same time
Sleek modern design
Delivers three (3) gallons per minute of piping hot water
Power ventilation for safety, efficiency and venting options
Tested-safe electronic ignition system
Digital temperature display
Fully independent gas and water controls
Precise temperature and water flow adjustment
Weighs only 20 pounds
Measures 15 inches wide x 24 inches high x 4 inches thick
Includes 2-inch stainless steel horizontal vent kit
Uses gas only when hot water is on
Requires standard household 120-volt electric outlet
I bought this product to replace a conventional hot water heater. I live in an off-grid cabin and had to wait for at least an hour each time I wanted to use hot water. (Power and gas turned off every evening.) With this on-demand water heater, it takes about 90 seconds to get usable hot water. What a difference! The only hitch I had was the need to increase my well's water pressure just a little bit. But, I consider this a minor adustment that reaps great rewards.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality and design.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
This is the second one I have purchased. My first one is designed for outside service. We
have it mounted outside our cabin and enjoy it very much. The second one is inside the cabin. I was a plumber for over 20 years and I feel that this is a great buy and have had no problems!
I install this unit at camp and use A 12 volt pump that pumps 2.5 gpm power the heater with A inverter or my generator of 2000 WATS, and have endless hot water. good deal with vent kit included .Been using it for 2 mo.
Have had the eccotemp tankless installed for two weeks now. Some adjustment is required if your water flow is not high enough-not a major problem but one you want to make sure you have a good water flow from your well. City folks probably wont have this issue. Awesome to not have a propane pilot light or having to keep an entire tank of water hot. Should save us enough money to pay for itself by winter!!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? great
I got this because it had good reviews and I figured if it actually worked it would be worth the hassle of trying to change the water pies and such to put it in. It does heat up the water, but only for a few seconds. Not even long enough to run a sink full of dishwater. Maybe a gallon at a time. And forget trying to take a bath or shower. This is totally useless and a complete waste of money. If I could I would return it and get my money back. Needless to say I will be replacing this soon.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. looks nice, but doesn't work.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? was ok
Seems to be a well built unit. I installed it less than a month ago and so far so good. Be aware that the required flow rate is .9 gal per min, if you have a low flow nozzle on your sink it will not trigger the unit to fire up.
Still making adjustments, but satisfied with the unit. The price was right.
do you have a kit to hook the heater to the houses plumbing pipesgeorge on Nov 15, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello george, you will need to visit your local hardware store after the unit arrives to get the connections to hook this up. Professional installation is recommended. Thank you for shopping with us. Rochelle Boverstockcustomercare2 on Nov 19, 2014
how much space is required for this unit. My hot water closet is 21" x 25" x 8' tall, is that enough?lottoladytx on Mar 15, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello lottoladytx, thank you for your inquiry! This unit requires a 2 inch clearance from a wall, 1 foot side to side from anything flammble, 3 foot from a window as well from an overhang, and 18 inches from the ground. I hope this helps. Happy shopping! overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 28, 2014
Thank you poppa65 for the opportunity to help you with the Eccotemp Forced Vent Indoor Tankless Water Heater. The system does not require the use of a water pump unless you have a private water delivery system and needs to be pumped out and through the lines then the 12v pump is very sufficient. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 19, 2013
Hello dbeaverson17! This water heater has received excellent reviews! The FVI-12 Tankless water heater must be vented. Venting ensures all emissions are safely passing outside as they should be. Not installation the venting would be a form of improper installation and would automatically void the warranty for this product. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 23, 2013
Can this heater be operated with a portable propane tank? What's the smallest size tank that will work?griz108 on Oct 6, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This water heater is designed to run from a gas pipeline; if you can use a propane tank safely with a similar output to a gas pipeline (correct pressure, connections, etc.) then any size should work fine. Be sure to check thoroughly for safety.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 9, 2012
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