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CharlieByrne 10-25-2012 07:26 AM

Water heater.
Hi, I need a solution to a problem. I need to be able to have hot water in a shed that has no water feed and is no way near one.

I was hoping there was some way of bringing in water in large drums and then heating this as it passes through a small shower style water heater.

How would I pump this water into the water heater.

Sorry if this is as clear as mud.

Missouri Bound 10-26-2012 09:34 PM

This can be done. Any chance you can elevate the drums above the water heater? Then you could have a pump to supply the water to the valve(s) and gravity would take care of keeping the heater elements immersed. More details please.

HVACTECH96 10-27-2012 08:31 AM

Buy a portable on demand water heater used for camping.Ive got a coleman and it is endless hot water.It can be feed with a garden hose or attached to a water container.Mine also has a shower attachment.

biggles 10-27-2012 01:38 PM

are you looking to wash your hands in the shed or taking a shower?????:huh:

CharlieByrne 10-28-2012 03:43 AM

I am looking to sell ice cream from it so I need a wash area for hands and a wash area for utensils etc.

I can put the water up high if needed.

CharlieByrne 10-28-2012 03:43 AM

Thanks to all of you for your help so far.

oh'mike 10-28-2012 08:21 AM

Be sure you use NSF approved containers for the water---food service approved----

Like wise for the container used to transport the water to the building----
Your health department might have a strong opinion about your plans---
Best to ask them first.

joecaption 10-28-2012 08:43 AM

Just take a look at the way any camping trailer is plumbed.

Missouri Bound 10-28-2012 06:54 PM


Originally Posted by CharlieByrne (Post 1039367)
I am looking to sell ice cream from it so I need a wash area for hands and a wash area for utensils etc.

I can put the water up high if needed.

If you can elevate the tank you won't need a pump. You may need some device to shut off the power to the elements sometimes before you run out of water. Operating the elements without water will destroy them.

ben's plumbing 10-28-2012 07:38 PM

sounds like you may have a problem getting this to pass health code for dispensing food to the public?????ben sr

COLDIRON 10-29-2012 06:43 AM

As previously mentioned you need a demand camper setup, a tank with a demand pump on it that only uses hot water when needed, you have to fill the tank by hose .
By the time you buy all that's required it's easier to set up a small used trailer to sell from. Another problem is the dirty discharge water. You better have a meeting with the all the inspectors, and health DEPT. personnel before going any further.

Many years ago I had a small candy store and wanted to sell water ice
WOW what a hassle I needed a 3 compartment sink with hot water requirements from the Health Department I closed the store due to hassles. Not only the sink problem. All NSF approved.

oh'mike 10-29-2012 06:54 AM

I have built a few commercial kitchens----Meeting all the codes can be an expensive challenge,for sure----

Google Carlin Mobile Kitchens----if they are still in business---they made the best----amazing quality--Mike---

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