Hot Water System Running Costs

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by Adam Bartlett, Feb 9, 2013.

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  1. Adam Bartlett

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    Hi guys I think it would be good to start a topic on the running costs of heated water systems. Be it diesel, lpg or immersion heaters. So guys lets post away!!
     
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  2. rcproperty

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    I got an L5 Eccotemp, set up cost - £200. Running cost - £1.30 a day
     
  3. Adam Bartlett

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    Hi thanks for reply. Like yours It's an lpg heater I'm the most leaned towards buying.for that 1.30 per day how much hours use is that for? It's a 2man system I have working 8-9 hours per day so I'd estimate water flows from each pole for 11hours between us both, wouldyou still estimate that still be similar to your 1.30 per day ? Thanks
     
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    not to sure on the how long the flow is on for as i dont have water flowing all the time, i just know that every 2 weeks i need to change mine, 6kg propane.

    using a 2 man system guessing that you would have a week -week and a half out of a bottle the same size,
     
  5. Adam Bartlett

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    Okay thank you
     
  6. rcproperty

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    no problem, keep spare batterys if you go for the gas ones as they can run out on you, plus some heaters have a 20minute shut off for saftey too!
     
  7. Adam Bartlett

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    Thanks will certainly keep that in mind. Do you have to keep them heated all day long when below freezing? Like overnight most guys put heaters in back of van, will us guy's have to keep one in day aswell when temperatures below zero in day aswell as night? Thanks RC
     
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    I have heaters in my van to keep frost off pumps and water heater,but there is a drain off point on the heater, but you have to take water pressure off to empty heater, just depends how cold it gets and if you can get power to the van to keep heater in it or not.
     
  9. Adam Bartlett

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    i have a static ibo system at home so have heater in there but have nothing in back of van at present as just drain pumps and hose. if i just drain heater will that also just work fine too?
     
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    Yer should be fine! Most have a drain value on them.
     
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