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*** Get the Eccotemp L5 Water Heater + Flojet LF122202A 12v Water Pump at CampingShowerWorld.com ***
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 7/16" hose barb x 3/4" male garden hose adapter
- 7/16" 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)
*** Get the Eccotemp L5 Water Heater + Flojet LF122202A 12 volt Water Pump at CampingShowerWorld.com ***
This video shows the Eccotemp L5 water heater combined with the Flojet LF122202A Marine Automatic Demand Water Pump in action.
This is a quick test that we did to be able to show on video what it looks like when the Eccotemp L5 and the Flojet LF122202A are hooked up together.
A demand water pump is normally used in small boats and RVs to provide water pressure to the sink, toilet, etc. but a lot of people have discovered the usefulness of using these water pumps with the Eccotemp L5 to provide excellent water pressure when a garden faucet is not available so we decided to offer both products for sale at our store CampingShowerWorld.com to save you the trouble of finding a water pump that works well with the Eccotemp L5.
Why is the Flojet LF122202A perfect for the Eccotemp L5?
- The Eccotemp L5's ideal water pressure is between 20-80 PSI and the Flojet LF122202A is rated at 35 PSI which fits perfectly. It pumps water fast enough for good water pressure but not too fast as to not waste too much water in case you've got a limited supply.
- It measures less than 6'1/2" and weighs only 1.3 lbs so it's not cumbersome.
- Built-in pressure switch starts and stops the pump automatically when soliciting water(Turning on shower head)
- Able to run dry for an extended period of time so no risk of damaging the pump when you run out of water at the source.
- Includes built-in thermal protector
Where can you use it?
The Eccotemp normally uses a garden faucet which provides the water pressure needed for a shower or washing dishes which limits its portability to your backyard. Equipped with the Flojet water pump, it can be taken anywhere where water is available such as water that you're carrying with you, from a bucket, a lake, a stream, you name it.
Note that if you pump water from a water source that has little pebbles, for example, make sure to use an in-line water filter to prevent debris damage to the pump.
Extra parts used: (Not included with Eccotemp L5 and Flojet water pump)
- 1/2" PEX X 1/2" FPT coupling(brass crimp fitting)
- Stainless steel hose connector clamp 7/32" O.D. to 5/8" O.D.
- 12 AWG electrical wire
- Battery testing clips
- 7/16" X 5/16" vinyl tubing
- Electrical tape
How we set it up using the extra parts:
1- Screwed on brass coupling to Eccotemp L5 water inlet.
2- Connected a 3' vinyl tube from brass coupling used in step 1 to the pump water outlet.
3- Tightened 3' vinyl tube to brass coupling using Hose Connector Clamp to make sure it's nice and tight to prevent leaks.
4- Connected an 8' vinyl tube to the pump water inlet. The other end of the tube is submerged in the bucket of water.
5- Connected two 12 AWG wires of 10' each from the water pump's positive and ground wires to two 50 amps battery clips connected to the battery.(Use electrical tape to connect and cover exposed copper wires)
All these extra parts can easily be found in any hardware store for under 25$.
In this how-to presentation I will show you how to connect the Eccotemp L5 Bundle and Quikker Connectors together.
Also, since you need a few non-included parts to connect all Eccotemp L5 bundle pieces together a lot of people have been asking us what parts they need to purchase separately.
We'll talk about these non-included parts which you can easily get from most hardware stores.
Depending on how you want to connect your water pump to a power source you may need a few extra parts to make that work.
For this presentation we're gonna use an AC/DC power adapter normally used for powering coolers but you can also connect the water pump directly to a deep cycle battery which you'll need if you're planning on setting it up in an area where there are no power outlets.
For this demonstration, we used a bucket as the water source but other options are available such as a water container, a rain barrel or even a lake.
In case you're wondering why use Quikker Connectors at all, here's why:
It's much easier to connect and disconnect a hose using the fast locks included with the Quikker Connectors than if you were directly connecting and disconnecting it to the L5 fittings at the bottom of the unit.
Quikker Connectors are meant to remain connected to the L5 permanently so no need to screw and unscrew anything in the cramped space where the fittings are located.
You can quickly assemble and disassemble your water heater setup in a snap and move your L5 around.
The water pressure is pretty incredible thanks to the 50 PSI generated by the Flojet water pump. It comes close to the pressure supplied by a home shower.