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Model #ECO MINI 6

6 Gallon Electric Mini-Tank Water Heater

  • Stores up to 6 Gallons of hot water
  • Plugs into a standard 120 V outlet
  • Same-day installation in most areas. Call 1-855-400-2552 by noon.
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Product Overview

Good things do come in small packages. EcoSmart ECO MINI 6 delivers hot water right where you need it, from your garage or outdoor kitchen to your recreational vehicle, this little problem-solver brings the warmth wherever you go. Save water by eliminating the wait for hot water to reach the faucet. Simply tap into the water line and install the heater directly at the sink. No need for costly recirculating lines and pumps. When you want to eliminate the wait for hot water but need more volume, install the heater in-line with a larger hot water source, such as a tankless heater or a storage tank heater. Lightweight and compact, this unit plugs into a standard 120 V outlet.

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
20 in
Product Height (in.)
14.5 in
Product Width (in.)
13.85 in
Tank Valve Size (in.)
.75
Water Connection Size (in.)
.75

Details

Amperage (amps)
12
Application Type
Point of Use
Finish Family
White
Fuel Type
Electric
Household Size
1-2
Indoor/Outdoor
Indoor
Maximum Temperature (F)
140
Minimum Temperature (F)
50
Nominal Tank Capacity (gallons)
6
Pack Size
1
Product Weight (lb.)
31 lb
Rated Tank Capacity (gallons)
6
Required Volt Connection
120 volt
Returnable
90-Day
Tank Lining Material
Glass
Tank Warranty
3 Year
Uniform Energy Factor
0
Water Heater Features
Temperature Pressure Relief Valve,Wall Mounted
Water Heater Profile
Compact
Wattage (watts)
1440

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ETL Listed,NSF Listed,UL Listed
Labor Warranty
1 Year
Part Warranty
1 Year

Questions & Answers

194Questions15Answers

How and where can I get parts for this unit? I need a thermostat and keep getting the run around....

Asked by Robert May 10, 2021
1
Answer

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Can this be used in conjunction with an on demand water heater.

Asked by Lem March 22, 2021
2
Answers

This can be used as helping out an on demand unit but mainly it will give you hot water while waiting for your regular hot water heater to get you hot water. A 2.5 gallon heater won’t last more than a couple of minutes.

What is the tank made of metal or plastic?

Asked by Alvie March 16, 2021
1
Answer

Good day Alvie and thank you for contacting Ecosmart through the Home Depot support. Our ECO Mini-Tank units are GLASS-LINED STEEL Tanks. If you have any other questions or any concerns, please feel free to contact our customer support at 877-474-6473. Thank you for your time.

What is the estimated energy cost on this product? Is it energy star?

Asked by Doby7064 March 11, 2021
1
Answer

Good day and thank you for contacting Ecosmart through the Home Depot support. The ECO Mini-Tank 1.5 has a recovery time of 8 minutes. EXAMPLE: If the ECO Mini-Tank 1.5 had to recover three times in a day that will be 24 minutes of recovery per day and 8760 minutes of recovery in a year. If you paid $0.10 per kw that will come out to be $21 per year. This was just an example with an estimated cost per year.

Approximately how much water does an average person use while showering?

Asked by Axil12 February 21, 2021
1
Answer

Good day and thank you for contacting Ecosmart through the Home Depot Support. The amount of water use depends on the size of the shower (GPM) and the amount of time one can spend running the water at the shower. Example: A showerhead that is rated at 2.0 GPM can use up 10 gallons in just five (5) minutes. The ECO Mini 6 unit only holds 6 gallons of hot water and as the unit is in use, cold water is being mixed in as the hot water flows out. We don't recommend this heater for a shower. You will have to go with a tankless water heater such as the ECO 8 or ECO 11 depending on the ground temperature of incoming water. If any questions or concerns, please contact our customer support at 877-474-6473. Thank you for your time.

Can this be used with a Reverse Osmosis system? I'm hoping the R.O. can be the supply to the Hea...

Asked by jjWidz January 28, 2021
1
Answer

Yes it can be used that way, all it needs is the cold water output from the RO

Is the EcoSmart 2.5 gallon mini-tank water heater model large enough for hot water needed in a ki...

Asked by scrabber January 27, 2021
4
Answers

It takes up about 20% of your cabinet under the kitchen sink. I placed mine in the back left corner and I still have cleaning supplies in front of it and on the opposite side of the sink pipes. It doesn't take up a whole lot of room. Best item I ever bought for the kitchen. My wife loves it.

How difficult is it to replace the anode?

Asked by Doug January 22, 2021
1
Answer

We've had ours for over 4 years and didn't even know you might have to replace an Anode. This unit works perfectly. Hot water immediately. We've had it on a timer so we're not using energy while we sleep. My husband installed it himself, easily. We'll be buyer another for our washer. Our pipes run about 80 feet from the HWH under concrete, so this has been a gem.

If unit has been turned off or loose power, how long to get hot again?

Asked by Steve January 15, 2021
1
Answer

Good day Steve and Thank you for contacting Ecosmart. If the unit has not been receiving power, it will take about 35 - 40 minutes for the water in the mini tank to be fully heated. If you have any questions or any concerns, please contact our customer support at 877-474-6473. Thank you for your time.

What does point of use mean on a hot water heater

Asked by Tj October 19, 2020
2
Answers

In Europe many bathrooms have a high-power on-demand heater in the bathroom that directly heats water for that bathroom. So, water is heated right where it's used. Not common in the US. Here "point-of-use" usually means a small tank with a heating element in it that keeps a few gallons of water hot. In our house I installed one because it took a while for hot water to make it through the pipes to our bathroom sink. Works great. Not for showers since the volume isn't big enough.

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Customer Reviews

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I just wish the outlets coming out of the hot...
I just wish the outlets coming out of the hot water heater were able to connect straight to the faucet lines. I had to use a lot of tape and pipe thread sealant to stop it from leaking.
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
Great product and size for quick hot water under the kitchen sink.
Great product and size for quick hot water under the kitchen sink.
by Mark
This was just what I needed. Saved me lots of money. Energy efficient. Instant hot water. Fit und...
This was just what I needed. Saved me lots of money. Energy efficient. Instant hot water. Fit under sink perfectly.
by Bucky
I installed this for a sink I put in the garage. Seems to work fine, you will need to buy a cord ...
I installed this for a sink I put in the garage. Seems to work fine, you will need to buy a cord plug to be able to plug into wall.
by CRW
Easy to install, bought a few necessary fittings and it was plug and play from there. Fairly simp...
Easy to install, bought a few necessary fittings and it was plug and play from there. Fairly simple DIY
by Woozie
2 people found this helpful
Great little heater! My wife's efficent front load washer doesn't even use enough water flow to a...
Great little heater! My wife's efficent front load washer doesn't even use enough water flow to activate my Gas Instant Hot Water Heater. So I installed this right next to her washer. Now she gets hot water as soon as she turns her washer on. Power cord was just a hair short from reaching the plug though. We are both happy now!
by achersaway
I was counting on this unit coming with all the parts needed to get it going, but it didn't even ...
I was counting on this unit coming with all the parts needed to get it going, but it didn't even have a plug on the end of the cord, just bare wires. Highly frustrating since i live 40 miles to the nearest Home Depot. We had to make 3 special trips into town to get the job done. Another frustration was the fittings needed a different size pipe that what the info said we'd need. Ecosmart sure didn't make this easy for us. Now that it is in, it works great. We need to buy flow reducers for the faucet though, because the hot water runs out fast. The unit is larger than expected, and didn't fit in the sink cabinet. We had to cut a hole in the cabinet to run the pipes and sat the unit between the sink and toilet. This was an acceptable temporary solution during the remodel.
by Mike
4 people found this helpful
We installed this in our small 10-person manufacturing facility to provide hot water to two sinks...
We installed this in our small 10-person manufacturing facility to provide hot water to two sinks for hand-washing. It works wonderful and far more efficiently than our old on-demand propane water heater. It was easy to install and took less than 3 hours total.
by speedracer
3 people found this helpful
easy install (120V unit, plugs into 120V AC wall outlet ... real hard, et?). Thermal Protect outp...
easy install (120V unit, plugs into 120V AC wall outlet ... real hard, et?). Thermal Protect output needed to go to a P-trap with waterless trap seal or could use a pail instead, I suppose (check with your City Permit Dept.). Been using this item 1 month and it works well. Max temp for this unit is 140 F. Most dishwashers are spec'ed for 120 F min to 150 F max (check the manufacturer's specs). Small enough to fit into the sink cabinet or use the included wall hanger.
by melodist
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The plumber put it in since he was around putting...
The plumber put it in since he was around putting my sink in but it looked easy to install. Just bought for my detached garage sink and it is perfect. Water is very hot and the capacity is perfect, even a little big.
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