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Old 10-02-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Didnt know where else to post this. I have a cabin with no well. We pump water into an above ceiling tank and have it plumbed to a shower and a kitchen sink. Ive used colemans hot water on demand which keeps breaking and a lodi system which hardly gets hot. I need a system thats either electric or uses propane and has a pump and maybe a shower head. Any ideas? Dont wanna spend a lot of $ either.

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Old 10-02-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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Why not just add a hot water tank up in the ceiling beside the cold holding tank.

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Cause it would still need a pump and I alrteady have it plumbed to the shower.
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:54 PM   #4
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still looking for ideas
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Cause it would still need a pump and I alrteady have it plumbed to the shower.
Changing that to add the suggested hot water heater is going to be your best solution, even if it means making some changes to what you have now.
Any other solution isn't going to be cheap. I'd guess your cabin almost certainly lacks the electrical capacity for an electric tankless heater, and a gas one would be quite expensive compared to a "traditional" tank unit.

Out of curiosity, if you have no well, where is the water coming from?
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55 gallon drums pumped in
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:46 PM   #8
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http://www.isitechnology.com/heatwor...fications.html
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nice pump but a little more than I want to spend right now. Think theres a pump for like $200?
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I didn't get the part about why a pump is needed.
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How is the existing pressure with a tank in the attic?

I'm wondering if I wouldn't really enjoy a shower where there was a wide showerhead and the water just flowed out without a lot of pressure. Might be very nice.
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I use a coleman hot water on demand system but they keep breaking
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nice pump but a little more than I want to spend right now. Think theres a pump for like $200?

Thats the water heater.

http://www.isitechnology.com/heatwor...fications.html

The pump

http://www.tank-depot.com/productdet...?part=WA-TQ200

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http://www.harborfreight.com/1-horse...ing-69302.html I use the 3/4 horse, with coupon I got a nicepump for 80 bucks. You will need a foot valve. Personally I would rig up a wood stove water heater. To much info on the net to comment more. I use these in my rental properties because water bills are a killer

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