Monday, October 3, 2016

hot water

Contemplating a shower upgrade for this winter.  The whole outdoor shower thing has lost its' charm and I still (eventually) plan on moving into one of my shipping containers - although the other part of the plan is to have the shower in the courtyard.  The key to finding the right on demand water heater is pressure.  I would rather not have to add a pump to the mix.  Most need 20-80 psi for the input line. This one might just be the ticket for a gravity feed system.  86,89,61,0,B

5 comments:

Janet said...

I looked it up and read the reviews and this sounds really good. The price is right too.

Larry G said...

nothing quite so dissatisfying as a not-quite-hot-enough shower. I'm with you bro!!

We put an on-demand propane unit in the house when the last conventional water heater died and it's done well... and very efficient on propane use but with well water we also had to have a descale filter....

we contemplated using on-demand when van camping but never got there...we usually found camping with showers... often enough and did our own stove-top hot water otherwise.

hot water good for other things also....

water towers are interesting critters... that use fairly measly pumps to keep them full.

willing to bet that one of those shipping containers would be strong enough for some type of cistern storage... perhaps with minimal reinforcement ....



Ronald Mahan said...

I suspect most of us would also find little "charm" in showering outdoors ------------------------IN THE WINTER ------- without a water heater! Go for it!

Steve c said...

I have one these on my one bedroom trailer and works great. Have to get refill the propane bottle every three months, it was cheaper than a new hot water heater.

Larry G said...

On the Middle Fork of the Salmon - there is a side tributary called Loon Creek and on it's banks at one place is a hot springs - so hot that it will burn your crack!

So on a river trip - it was stated that it's "customary" to sit in the Hot Springs for as long as you can stand it or until your "crack" was stinging ... then to jump out and run and jump into the creek or river....

there are lots of words to describe the experience but "charming" is not one I'd use!

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