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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    Nice and simple. What do you use to pressurise it?
    Glue in a tyre valve and just plug in tyre compressor as and when you need pressure. Worked good for us too.
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    Hi Bruce

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    This is my Hours-of-Showers kit. Thought I needed to come up with plan after years of “showering” in the river, lake or dam. The cumulative shower time runs into many hours.

    In remote areas with no one else around, will just set it up by hanging geyser unit on the outside of the trailer and shower “al naturale”. If we are staying longer or in company, will set up the Tentco shower cubicle.

    The travel box becomes the reservoir that holds the water which is sourced from river/dam. System starts and shuts off automatically when you close the tap on the shower head between wetting, soaping and rinsing.

    Not pictured is the gas cylinder used for cooking and 12V battery for lighting.

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    This unit -Kexin - is it more efficient compared to the Totai that look very similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJWM View Post
    Ek het ook die Totai 5L gas geyser oorweeg vir R1795, want ek het reeds water tenk, gas en 12V water pomp op trailer, maar sy gas verbruik van 1.26kg per uur is vir my hoog. Ek ry 'n totaal van 8kg gas saam.
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    Het iemand ondervinding van die Alva Portable water heater. Dis bietjie duurder teen R2195, maar kom met sy eie water pomp, en ek sien sy verbruik is slegs 287 gram per uur wat vir my meer sin maak.
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    Ek besef ook dat hie Alva baie minder warm water gaan lewer as die Totai, maar mens gebruik mos maar wat beskikbaar is en as dit voldoende is dan maak hy vir my meer sin. Sal dus graag wil hoor van mense wat dit besit, of weet waar ek dit kan toets in Kaap omgewing, want Ecodepot hou nie voorraad aam nie so mens kan nie by hulle gaan demo nie.
    Dew hot geyser:0.8 kg of gas
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    goeie dag menere / dames

    Die kraan van die opwasbak in my explorer het nou vir die tweede maal gegroet

    het vanoggend geskakel en hulle vra R1700 vir n nuwe ( meer as die paaiement wat ek maandeliks op die karafaan betaal )

    Is daar iemand met soortgelyke probleem of weet iemand van goedkoper alternatief ?

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    2 x 2l Coke Bottles with Nozzle Holes in the caps I have found to be the most reliable and efficient and LEAST costly by far
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacquesd View Post
    goeie dag menere / dames

    Die kraan van die opwasbak in my explorer het nou vir die tweede maal gegroet

    het vanoggend geskakel en hulle vra R1700 vir n nuwe ( meer as die paaiement wat ek maandeliks op die karafaan betaal )

    Is daar iemand met soortgelyke probleem of weet iemand van goedkoper alternatief ?
    Stuur n foto laat ons kan sien hoe hy lyk,daar is altyd n plan

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    Nice but at $149 for essentially a plastic tank and a shower fitting is crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Nice but at $149 for essentially a plastic tank and a shower fitting is crazy.
    I am not even sure it's nice. There is a reason for sharing tho.
    1 - so you can see what to buy.
    2 - so you can see what not to buy
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    Quote Originally Posted by EHoffmann View Post
    I am not even sure it's nice. There is a reason for sharing tho.
    1 - so you can see what to buy.
    2 - so you can see what not to buy
    Haha thank you for sharing anyway. All these different products do spark ideas
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Nice but at $149 for essentially a plastic tank and a shower fitting is crazy.
    "The Day Tank™ takes the hassle out of manually pressurizing water by conveniently absorbing the water pressure from your house. Simply plug your garden hose into the tank’s quick connect and your Day Tank™ will automatically pressurize as it fills."

    For self pressurising, you need to fill it under pressure. So not really for camping if you have no other means of pressurising it.

    I assume that it is pressurised by compressing the existing air in the container. As you use up the water, the pressure will get less and less, until you just have a trickle at the end.
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    Morning everyone,

    So after reading and having a look at what some guys have, I came up with my own idea. Some of you guys have great setups, but none here had what I had in mind and I asked a couple of questions and did not get the answers I was really looking for.

    My current setup is a simple pot to warm the water and then wash. This got me thinking. I wanted something to heat up as quick as possible, it must be portable, no 12v cables, no electric pumps, nothing, must be durable and I wanted to heat it once and get two showers from it, so from a single heat, my wife a I need be able to shower. Simple enough for Tracy to use, portable and light weight for transporting and must pack easily.

    So, off I went, bought the following:
    1x 20L JERRY CAN
    2 X TYRE VALVES
    1X HOSE (2.5M X 12.5MM)
    1 X SHOWER HEAD
    1 X BICYLCE FOOT PUMP
    1 X SPOUT

    Below is the end result. I timed it, within 10 min I boiled 10L of water, added 5L of cold water and had 15L of warm water to shower with. I need to tweak it a bit to minimize the water flow and maybe add a double barrel foot pump.

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    Very nice. For flow rate, add an inline valve - not sure if Gardina has one?

    I would also add protection for your tyre valves - they are bound to get damaged sticking out the side.
    Mike Lauterbach

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    I would also add protection for your tyre valves - they are bound to get damaged sticking out the side.[/QUOTE]

    I brazed it in such a way that when it is fastened to the Jerry can holder on the side of the car, it faces inwards towards the window. No damage when in transport and nobody can fiddle with it when unattended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Paul View Post
    Morning everyone,

    So after reading and having a look at what some guys have, I came up with my own idea. Some of you guys have great setups, but none here had what I had in mind and I asked a couple of questions and did not get the answers I was really looking for.

    My current setup is a simple pot to warm the water and then wash. This got me thinking. I wanted something to heat up as quick as possible, it must be portable, no 12v cables, no electric pumps, nothing, must be durable and I wanted to heat it once and get two showers from it, so from a single heat, my wife a I need be able to shower. Simple enough for Tracy to use, portable and light weight for transporting and must pack easily.

    So, off I went, bought the following:
    1x 20L JERRY CAN
    2 X TYRE VALVES
    1X HOSE (2.5M X 12.5MM)
    1 X SHOWER HEAD
    1 X BICYLCE FOOT PUMP
    1 X SPOUT

    Below is the end result. I timed it, within 10 min I boiled 10L of water, added 5L of cold water and had 15L of warm water to shower with. I need to tweak it a bit to minimize the water flow and maybe add a double barrel foot pump.

    Comments welcomed
    Very nice! Why 2x valves?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandyLove View Post
    Very nice! Why 2x valves?
    Thanks.

    One is for adding the pressure. The other on only acts as a outlet for the steam build up when heating. Once the water boils, I put the cap back on.

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    This weekend I finally started to get the geyser setup in the conqueror sorted. I have a Cadac Celsius geyser that came with the trailer. Couldnt get it working so I took it in to our local gas shop and they replaced some safety valve. In the meantime I decided to fit the Kexin geyser I got 6 years ago and never installed. It will be portable so that it can work with the trailer or vehicle only. Basically the geyser fits in a jerry can holder which I cut the bottom out to allow access to the plumbing. Solid backing and a cover / footing at the bottom. I will get fittings today and the footplate bent. I will post pics after painting it.

    Only snag I might have is that the Kexin is 6lt/min. My pump is 3.8lt/min. I hope it can supply enough flow to keep the geyser on..... I will know tonight.

    The cadac is up for sale should anyone be interrested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Paul View Post
    I brazed it in such a way that when it is fastened to the Jerry can holder on the side of the car, it faces inwards towards the window. No damage when in transport and nobody can fiddle with it when unattended.
    I would be more worried about damage while lugging the can around in the campsite, or it accidentally falling over. But it is a nice simple concept, and you can also heat up your water by placing the can next to your evening fire.
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    Very neat idea to pressurize container. I made a diff oil filler by pressurizing a spray paint gun resevoir using a tyre 12v electric tyre compressor . Oil only flows when electric tyre compressor is on and does not over pressurize the container causing an accident. I know you said you avoiding 12v but check out my idea. https://youtu.be/2Xn0sEyrWdQ
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