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Red Squirrel 10-04-2010 07:50 PM

Safe way to keep bath water warm?
 
I have a condition that pops up every now and then and one of the remedies is to take a salt water bath. I was thinking of doing this regularly just to prevent it from coming up in the first place, that and it's overall good for the body once and a while.

The issue I face is the water does not stay hot long enough. Rather then keep running more hot water, I was thinking, it would be more efficient to somehow keep the water warm with some kind of device.

Is there such device I can buy made for this? I'm thinking, some kind of pump with two hoses or something, and just circulate/heat the water, and plugs into a GFCI outlet. Probably not hard to make, but rather buy if one exists.

nap 10-04-2010 08:21 PM

Quote:

Is there such device I can buy made for this?

ya, a hot tub.

Red Squirrel 10-04-2010 08:45 PM

Without replacing the whole bath. LOL

gma2rjc 10-04-2010 09:11 PM

Is there a way for you to access the outside walls of the tub? If you spray foam insulation all the way around it and underneath, it'll stay hot a lot longer.

nap 10-04-2010 09:22 PM

this seems to work for some

http://www.animationartgallery.com/i.../WBLCC1200.jpg

If you can set the thermostat low enough, maybe something like this and a low gpm pump.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3&marketID=300

kenmac 10-04-2010 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by nap (Post 511592)
this seems to work for some

http://www.animationartgallery.com/i.../WBLCC1200.jpg

If you can set the thermostat low enough, maybe something like this and a low gpm pump.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...3&marketID=300


good 1:laughing:

nap 10-04-2010 09:43 PM

just to be clear, the pic was for fun. It is not associated with the statement and link below it.

Scuba_Dave 10-04-2010 09:44 PM

When I redo our bath I'm thinking of wrapping the new tub in pex & connect it to a sm water heater
Or existing WH

I think they make portable spa units that hang on the side of a tub

nap 10-04-2010 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by kenmac (Post 511618)
good 1:laughing:

If you think that is funny, you ought to see my spider mitigation method I suggested for red in another of his threads.

Red Squirrel 10-04-2010 09:49 PM

I was actually thinking something like that may work. I'm surprised there is no actual device made for this though, but so far I'm not finding anything.

Really one thing that I should have done before the contractor installed the bath was to put some pex tubing coiled up under it, for future radiant heat. That could be cool to have.

nap 10-04-2010 10:05 PM

there is this type of heater unit but you would still need a pump.

http://www.foodclassics.com/store/wh...650328138.html

then there is this which apears to be both pump and heater:


http://www.aliexpress.com/store/2010...pa-heater.html

dcoyle 01-26-2013 01:41 PM

Legionnella?
 
Anyone worried about Legionnaire's Disease and other diseases in such a situation?

Wikipedia says warm water is the ideal breeding ground for Legionella.

joecaption 01-26-2013 01:55 PM

Happen to have forced air heat? Just add another line under it.

Bondo 01-26-2013 02:22 PM

Ayuh,... There's always the redneck hot tub,...

http://www.imglols.com/wp-content/ma...ck-hot-tub.jpg

Bondo 01-26-2013 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by dcoyle (Post 1102543)
Anyone worried about Legionnaire's Disease and other diseases in such a situation?

Wikipedia says warm water is the ideal breeding ground for Legionella.

Ayuh,... Diggin' Deep into the archives are We,..??

I just saw the date on this thread,... (no wonder the links don't work)

What's been proposed is a closed loop system,...

So,... No, nobody's gonna drink the water...


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