This portable hot water heater shower is great for camping trips and emergency backups during power outages. The shower unit features adjustable water flow and heat, automatic ignition, and a regulator and hose for a 20-pound propane tank. ...more
I used this for camping and was extremely happy with it. The only draw back that I experienced was getting the setting just perfect for a shower. It is pretty touchy in regards to being too hot or cold. We pumped water out of 55 gallon barrel using a RV pump (using an AC/DC adapter) and this gave us plenty of water pressure for a GREAT shower. I have to say this made tent camping almost as good as RV camping.
I bought an adapter to use the 1 pound green cannisters. Lugging around a 20 pound tank for a portable shower was not feasible (in doors) and too dangerous. With the adapter and 1 pound cannister the shower is good for a few days for a few times a day (2 people) in case of a power out at the house. Of course using it inside you need to crack a window and be sure it is not close to anything flamable. But this is the best option for an extended power outage. It works in comibination with my small generator which powers the water pump... Can use for the shower or move to sink and hot water for dishes. I think this is great now I can power what I need for the house and use my 2000 watt surge, 1500 running watt generator (also purchased at overstock) but also switch to the water pump/ water heater when needed... Thanks Overstock....
How accurate was the sizing? About right
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? yes
My friends and I go on a 3 week hunting trip every year. After the first week the air gets a little "thick" to say the least. The creeks have chunks of ice in them so bathing in them is out of the question. Saw the ad for the water heater and thought "what the heck, lets try it" Well it arrived the other day. Hooked it up to a 45 gal rain barrel, a 12 volt RV water pump and a car battery, a 20 # propane bottle and" PRESTO" Worked like a charm.Even my wife was impressed. Can't wait for hunting season to show it off to the boys. Would recomend this to anyone.
BEST water heater around by far !!!! and sooooo easy to use .. we use it as our source for hot water in our RV and boy does this deliver !!!!
no more waiting for t he inside tank to heat up since this seems to never run out !!! and do be careful !!! it and get really steamy and hot !!! but does feel nice after a looong day !!!
We purchased this unit to be able to have hot water at competition BBQ events. It has not let us down. We loved the fact that it came on its own stand. We remove it from the stand and mount it to the wall at outdoor bar and cook shack at home and there is always hot water.
i live on a boat and needed so sort of water heater. this tankless heater works great right out of the box. i like how you can set your water pressure and the heating level. the shower head came with a few different settings and an off switch, but when turned off the water would still come out a little bit and i had to go but a water shut off valve i installed before the heater. also the instructions where hard to read but you really dont need them anyways. the stand is also kinda flimsy and it looks like they made a quick fix with a strap you have to put on.the last problem i had with the unit was that it said to keep it out of the rain. if these small problems were fixed i feel this would be a top notch product. with all being said i would recommend this to other people
This is a solid, very portable, self-contained (except for the propane) piece of equipment. I was very excited to receive it, but haven't tested it yet. Everything looks well put together, and the connections are easy to figure out. For someone who is leery about gas, I feel confident that I can connect this up by myself.
I haven't tried it out yet, because I don't have a sturdy spot to hang it, plus it smelled very noxious when I first opened the box. That had me concerned, but the odor is gone, and hopefully there won't be any odor in the water when I use it.
How accurate was the sizing? accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? don't know yet
Does this come with the adapter hose to hook up to the water source?jiffyent on Feb 7, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello jiffyent, it does come with a garden hose adapter. If you have any additional questions please feel free to let us know. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 19, 2014
Does it have a pilot that stays lit or does it have an electric ignition? And is that ignition powered by batteries or can it be plugged into an outlet (like in an RV)?snovali on Dec 4, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us snovali. It operated on 2 D batteries. It turns on when the water comes on and then shuts off. It cannot be run through the RV. It will run for 20 minutes and then shut off as a safety feature. The blower should be 3 feet away from combustible material. I hope I answered all your questions. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 5, 2013
Thank you for shopping with us susiescanapieco. It should be taken in or at least put in a covered area to extend the life of this unit. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 27, 2013
How do you keep unit lit in windy conditions it seems the slightest breeze blows it out? on Oct 9, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Customer reviews for this item have noted that they have placed the unit out of direct wind or built a wind block for it.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 11, 2012
Will this work on natural gas? Is it suitable for mounting under a kitchen sink?dejsr on Jul 28, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This will not be able to be converted to natural gas. This item is approved for outdoor use only, and needs a clearance above the unit of 24”-36”, and needs to be mounted on a non flammable surface. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 30, 2012
how much water does this unit take to take showers,do you need a different source like a 50 gal drum with you camping to take a shower or would a water jug work?carridj on Jun 22, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The HWD5 will need to be hooked up to a pressurized water source in order to function.Â The amount of water used from the pressurized water source will depend on the desired length of the shower.Â overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 25, 2012
What is the Water Fow rate and or PSI ? on Mar 28, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This product needs a PSI input of 30 to 80, and its maximum flow is 1.5 gallons per minute. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 29, 2012
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