I live in an RV and am trying to install an electric tankless water heater by myself. It says it requires 2 double pole 30 amp breakers which is not really an option for me, the manual says the heater only draws 45 amps.
My landlord who also builds RV resorts for a living told me to use #6 wire and a 50 amp male plug and plug it into the 50 amp spot on my terminal. My RV is plugged into the 30 amp and nothing is using the 50 amp plug so the water heater would have the 50 amp to itself.
I have bought the wire and plug and installed them on my water heater. I have also already hooked up the plumbing I just haven't plugged it in yet. Is this going to work or will it burn up my unit? As far as solutions, this was a solution I need to figure out how to get this thing running so I can have hot water. I'm broke so spending a lot of money is out or I would have paid a professional to come and install it.
Also, does anyone know if I can have the unit laying on its back instead of mounting it upright?