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    Default School me on portable Gas Geysers please

    Putting brand to one side for a moment.

    I have a permanent caravan at the Vaal Dam which has no hot water so was thinking of a gas geyser. But true to form I now want to complicate matters and may want this geyser to double for camping.

    So my research thus far leads me to believe that a flow rate of 5/6l is great for a wash hand basin but a little light for a shower and that 8l/m would be more appropriate.

    I also noted that type one is connected in series with a plumbed water supply while the other requires a separate pump. I am assuming that this would be high and low pressure geysers they speak of. Rather than a pump can the low pressure be gravity fed?

    Is their a unit that could perform both functions albeit with a little additional plumbing during the change over or do I need to decide now if I will be using a low or high pressure system?

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    Default Re: School me on portable Gas Geysers please

    Girard fits into the same size slot as would a Hansen geyser, but the Girard is tankless where a Hansen is just under 20litre. Flow rate is 7litre/min which is more than adequate for a shower. External pump required. I have the Hansen which is great, heat via 220v or gas but being a storage tank gas consumption is higher

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    Default Re: School me on portable Gas Geysers please

    Another option which we have used in Lesotho is a Kariba. This acts as both a gas stove and a gas shower. Use the same 12v pump that is used on the caravan to a 25L water bottle and pipe to the burner

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    I build a camping geyser set up for when I am camping at one spot 3weeks.
    Dewhot 6l geyser
    12v pressure pump
    120l water tank.
    Boxed geyser and pump and away I go.
    Bit bulky for short stays but that was not the idea

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    My set up

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    Default Re: School me on portable Gas Geysers please

    Where's the flue?

    Can you gravity feed the pump?

    Wheres the outlet?

    Looks good. What are the closed box outside dimensions?

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    Default Re: School me on portable Gas Geysers please

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Leigh View Post
    Where's the flue?

    Can you gravity feed the pump?

    Wheres the outlet?

    Looks good. What are the closed box outside dimensions?
    With gravity the flow will be slower, so maybe a geyser with a lower flow rate will suffice? But for a gravity shower running through a geyser will the flow rate be enough?

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