Eccotemp L10 review – Benefits of owning it
The Eccotemp L10 also part of the similar outdoor range as the Eccotemp L5, minus the fact that it is not portable, instead it is designed as a more permanent installation outdoors.
This outdoor tankless water heater will allow you the luxury of having hot water in off-the-grid locations and in a higher capacity!
So I have summarised the pros and cons of this Eccotemp tankless water heater as one of my green products review.
At the end of the review, I have also included a link for people who are interested in finding this tankless water heater for sale.
Benefits of owning a Eccotemp L10
Lightweight and compact design
Weighing at 18 pounds, the Eccotemp L10 tankless water heater can be transported easily to campsites, lonely cabins, and to almost any off-the-grid locations for installation. Its compact size also means that it can be fitted conveniently at almost any outdoor locations.
Versatility in deployment
The Eccotemp L10 can be deployed anywhere be it a campsite, or at the beach. It can function also as a permanent outdoor installation with consumers installing it at their cabins, summer cottages, lake homes, potting sheds, mobile homes and even horse washing stalls.
However when deciding a place for installing the L10, do take note that it requires a 2″ clearance from a wall, 1′ side to side from anything flammble, 3′ from a window as well from an overhang, and 18″ from the ground.
Simple to Assemble
When you buy this Eccotemp tankless water heater, the necessary fittings and adaptors like the CSA gas regulator, shower nozzle/ hose set, mounting hardware and propane tank hookup are all included in the box with no incurring of additional costs.
It also comes with standard 1/2″ NPT fittings, making it easily plumbed in with standard fixtures. The stainless steel rain hood that comes with it protects it from the elements allowing it to be a suitable permanent outdoor installation.
Together with a clear instruction manual, it takes less than 10 minutes to install it making it a perfect DIY project even for home owners with no plumbing experience.
Easy to Operate
For operation, the Eccotemp L10 can be connected to a standard garden hose nozzle and propane tank (tank not included).
To get hot water, simply turn on the tap and you will get a constant flow within seconds. Multiple spray settings are available for you to select a preferred water pressure.
The Eccotemp L10 runs on liquid propane; a standard 20 lbs tank of liquid propane can last for approximately 12 hours of continuous usage. It has a heating power of 74,500 BTU as seen from its higher maximum temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit as compared to Eccotemp L5.
Its battery-operated ignition also makes the L10 a handy backup water source when electricity is not available, making it also ideal for use during emergency. The heater is powered by 2 D-cell batteries (not included).
Besides that, like all tankless water heaters, the L10 only produces hot water when you turn on the shower, so propane is only used when you need to generate hot water. This saves you fuel and money!
The water heater is programmed to shut off automatically after 20 minutes. This safety feature will prevent wastage of fuel during periods of non-usage making this Eccotemp tankless water heater a worthwhile model worth considering.
Dimensions Height = 28.0 in.
Height + Raincap = 35.0 in.
Width = 13.5 in.
Depth = 6.5 in.
Weight = 18 pounds
Installation Mode Can be installed Indoors though it is designed more for an Outdoor installation
Production Capacity Maximum of 2.65 GPM
Temperature Range 80-165 Degrees Fahrenheit
Power Source Liquid propane and 2"D" Battery operated ignition
Ideal Operating Pressure 25-80 PSI
Heating power 74,500 BTU
Energy Efficiency 85%
Here is an installation video for the Eccotemp L10
Take note of the ease in assembly and operation of this tankless water heater showcased in this video.
How does the Eccotemp L10 rank on popular websites?
167 customers at Amazon gave Eccotemp L10 an average of 4.0/5.0. Out of 167 customers, 95 gave it 5.0/5.0.
Air & Water
8 customers at Air & Water gave Eccotemp L10 an average rating of 3.8/5.0. Out of 8 customers, 4 gave it 5.0/5.0.
25 customers at Overstock gave Eccotemp L10 an average rating of 4.5/5.0. Out of 25 customers, 17 gave it 5.0/5.0.
Customer Reviews on Eccotemp L10
I have read many customer reviews for Eccotemp L10 and have summarised them below.
The Pros 🙂
Ease of installation; the Eccotemp L10 has been installed by customers who have no previous plumbing experience just based on the instruction manual,
Reasonable price; customers have mentioned that L10 is priced affordably for its capacity and functionality, and is an inexpensive solution for generating hot water,
Functionality; space-saving design, consistent hot water production are mentioned pros,
Safety feature; child-safety feature, hot water only when you turn on the heater is also a mentioned pro,
After sales service; the good Eccotemp customer and technical support has been mentioned by customers to be efficient and responsive to enquires
The Cons 🙁
There are also some mentioned cons,
Limited temperature range; the L10 can only produce hot water according to the pre-set temperatures so it is only useful if you only require one temperature for your activities,
Low water pressure; this unit has been mentioned to not be work so well under low water pressure though it can be solved if the unit has been set properly and the removal of the low-flow restrictions from the shower-head have been some of the solutions to this problem.
Changing of propane tanks; you will need to run the water heater for a minute or so to purge the air from the propane line after a changing a new tank. During this period, you will not be able to get any hot water, until the air is all purged out.
Do read my other review for the Eccotemp L5, the negatives discussed there will be relevant for the Eccotemp L10 as well.
The Eccotemp L10 Portable Tankless Water Heater is covered by a one-year limited warranty on parts that is valid while the unit remains at its original point of installation. There is also a clause with regards to freezing damage in this warranty, Eccotemp does not cover damage that is caused by frozen water in the pipes.
There is also the efficient Eccotemp after-sales customer service, on standby 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 866-356-1992 toll-free.
Best Deals for Eccotemp L10
During my research, I have also noted that a good place to purchase this product is from Amazon that offers the best deals. There is also stock readily available and at the lowest price as compared to other sites!
Here is the link for you to check out this great product: Eccotemp L10 Best Deals.
(Published 29th November 2011)
(Last updated 1st March 2015)