Credit: Campingshowerworld, Jun 17, 2011
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The Eccotemp L5 Water Heater is one of the most popular portable water heaters on the market but it has one big limitation on its portability: since it doesn't have an integrated pump, it relies on a garden faucet to supply the water pressure. So at a campsite or cabin with no running water, getting the L5 to heat water can be a big problem. Luckily, we've found the solution: the Flojet LF122202A 12v Water Pump.
Combined with the Flojet Water Pump, the Eccotemp L5 gets the water pressure it needs to provide a nice, warm shower and becomes truly portable as it can now be taken anywhere. Of course, other similar specs water pumps may be used but as we haven't tested them, we can't say how well they work with the L5.
What we can say is that the Flojet LF122202A works marvelously well with the L5, as you can see by watching the video.
Here are the extra parts needed to connect the Flojet water pump to the Eccotemp L5: (Available at most hardware stores)
- 1 x Hose washer
- 2 x Wire nuts
- 1 x Hose clamp
- 1 x 3/8" hose barb x 3/4" male garden hose adapter
- 3/8" vinyl tubing
- 1 x 12v replacement cord
- 1 x Battery clip power adapter Also needed is a way to power the water pump.
Here are three different energy sources that can be used to power the water pump:
- Battery Starter Pack
- 12v battery (Deep cycle battery is better)
- 12v power outlet (cigarette lighter plug)