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So my prochem performer heat HX has started leaking so bad I can't use it. My tm is down. I'm a steam fitter / hvac repairman by trade for 20 years. Is there a way or has anyone ever rewound a new tube around the hx? My other choice is to build my own version of the little giant propane water heater. I can build it for about $500. Has anyone ever done this before . Rewound a new coil or is it better to go the other way and build a heater.
 

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So my prochem performer heat HX has started leaking so bad I can't use it. My tm is down. I'm a steam fitter / hvac repairman by trade for 20 years. Is there a way or has anyone ever rewound a new tube around the hx? My other choice is to build my own version of the little giant propane water heater. I can build it for about $500. Has anyone ever done this before . Rewound a new coil or is it better to go the other way and build a heater.
Interesting...how would you go about building your own propane heater safely? Would it be capable of withstanding 1200 psi? What temps would you expect from it with an 8 flow wand?
 

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I recommend you look at Blue Baron HX before buying a Little Giant.
 

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Interesting...how would you go about building your own propane heater safely? Would it be capable of withstanding 1200 psi? What temps would you expect from it with an 8 flow wand?
I can buy the same parts as the little giant. I can make the copper coil . I'm going to use a old air compressor tank. And rap it with fire blanket. Then I'm going to build a box around it . Iv done a lot of research on the little giant propane water heater. It's no different than a boiler . I'm just making a small version of it. Ill have safety gas valve and pressure relief valves. I have a water heater from a camper to get parts from. Ill just have to post pics of the process.
 
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I can buy the same parts as the little giant. I can make the copper coil . I'm going to use a old air compressor tank. And rap it with fire blanket. Then I'm going to build a box around it . Iv done a lot of research on the little giant propane water heater. It's no different than a boiler . I'm just making a small version of it. Ill have safety gas valve and pressure relief valves. I have a water heater from a camper to get parts from. Ill just have to post pics of the process.
Just buy a proper heat exchanger and stop being cheap. Also there are guys in Florida that make great Heat Exchangers, Google them.
 
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I can buy the same parts as the little giant. I can make the copper coil . I'm going to use a old air compressor tank. And rap it with fire blanket. Then I'm going to build a box around it . Iv done a lot of research on the little giant propane water heater. It's no different than a boiler . I'm just making a small version of it. Ill have safety gas valve and pressure relief valves. I have a water heater from a camper to get parts from. Ill just have to post pics of the process.
Definitely post pictures along the build. I love seeing stuff like that, it's like HGTV for carpet cleaning mechanics. I'm always building/modifying something to work better or faster for less.
 
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Google his company and look at the negative reviews.
Hey, can you give me some feed back in regards to Blue Baron HX. I just purchased my HX today and then I read your comment. Thank you.
 

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I can buy the same parts as the little giant. I can make the copper coil . I'm going to use a old air compressor tank. And rap it with fire blanket. Then I'm going to build a box around it . Iv done a lot of research on the little giant propane water heater. It's no different than a boiler . I'm just making a small version of it. Ill have safety gas valve and pressure relief valves. I have a water heater from a camper to get parts from. Ill just have to post pics of the process.
I'm confused. Are you thinking of cutting the air tank and putting the coils inside?
 

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