For camping and general outdoor cleaning this heater is great!! I mounted it to a 2-wheeled hand dolly with the propane cylinder at the bottom and the heater at the top, hooked up all hoses and put a quick connect on the cold water inlet. Now I have portable hot water and have more uses than I thought!!! This is a very high quality product.
- Did the product fit true to size? ABSOLUTELY
- How is the quality of the product? TOP NOTCH
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? YES
My girlfriend recently moved into a "fixer upper" with only one bathroom that is not working properly yet. I always wanted to set up an outdoor shower anyway so this sped up the process. While studying options like solar heat etc and researching tankless hot water heaters I found info on this unit. I love it! Less than 1/2 hour after unboxing it I had set up a temporary outside shower and installed the unit in it. (Set up of the unit itself took less than 5 min to install 2 D-Cell batteries (not provided) and hook up 5 gallon propane BBQ tank and garden hose to it... Less than 2 seconds after turning it on you have hot water. I was very pleased with how well the igniter works. I was concerned that the water might not get hot enough but was pleasantly surprised to see people having to increase water flow and/or turn down the burner setting from max settings... The water flow is not quite as strong as I would like... (Think of it as a motor home type water flow instead of "normal" shower water flow) I will probably get the L10 model for a more permanent outdoor installation so people can have a stronger water flow AND because I want to install two shower heads next to each other AND provide hot water for an outdoor kitchen while we're at it... WONDERFUL to be able to take a hot shower in the great outdoors... (Thinking of taking it camping with us when/where showers are not readily available.)
Absolutely love this -- just what we needed for our camp. Easy to use, water heats in seconds. Just can't say enough good things about this water heater. We are telling everyone about this product. Price, shipping, assembly, instructions -- everything was perfect.
Was truly amazed at how well this worked. It met and exceeded my expectations. I bought this to wash my horses and could set the temperature exactly as needed. The water flow is great, and heats up is seconds. Also like the way it preserves on the propane to cut off when the water is not flowing, and sure that helps with safety and preservation of the elements of the heater. Hook up was easy, and we had it working in minutes. Not to mention Overstock.com offered the best price and shipping. Should have done this long time ago. I don't camp, but can see how this would work great for those who do.
Almost burned myself first time I used this shower. I didn't think it could possibly work that well, so I just cranked it up to the highest setting. Surprise, it produced almost instant very hot water. The shower is made of sheet metal and internal wiring is open to the elements. Time will tell how well it stands up to the rain. There is nothing in the instructions that suggests that it should be stored inside when not in use, so I'm inclined to leave it in place until freezing weather arrives.
This is perfect for our cabin. In fact we have been using this exact model for over 5 years but this year we had an unexpected freeze after a late spring opening. We use this along with an RV pump connected to a 55 gallon drum in our shower and Great pressure and quick to heat. Only problem was the shower head has to be replaced due to the on and off switch every few years.
I used it for bathing my 5 horses. They all enjoyed a warm bath instead of an ice cold one they usually get. During use I was not able to regulate the temperature for a few min and it got too hot. After messing around with it the water regulated and we continued with the bathing.
- How accurate was the sizing? very
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes as far as I could see
This is a nice concept but when you hook up the water it leaks all over. I can't get the connections tight enough to stop the leaking. I mainly use it too give my dog a bath.
- How accurate was the sizing? Size is what it said
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Could have better connections
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
This product worked well, but I did not realize that it needs to be hooked up to water pressure. I'm not sure why i assumed that it would have it's own water pump. It worked with a sump pump for a while, but eventually little bits got caught in the screen filters and the unit would not work until I cleaned out the filters. Other than that, it is everything that I expected. I plan on giving it to a friend who has a camp with running water, and he is very happy that he gets a brand new one.
Shipping and order fulfillment was excellent. Item is as described, and the quality of the construction is better than expected. Performance of the unit is also as described, but I would recommend a bigger unit for anyone in a northern clime using well water. My well water is about 38 degrees F in winter, and up to about 45 in summer. This unit is barely able to produce a trickle that is above luke warm in my situation. I will use a pre-heating tank upstream from it and make it work, but I wish I had spent a few more $$ to start with. Bottom line. Great retailer and manufacturer, poor selection by consumer...Kalvin in Montana