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Old 10-25-2012, 07:26 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 10-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:31 AM   #3
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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.
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are you looking to wash your hands in the shed or taking a shower?????
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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.
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Thanks to all of you for your help so far.
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:21 AM   #7
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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.
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Just take a look at the way any camping trailer is plumbed.
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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.
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sounds like you may have a problem getting this to pass health code for dispensing food to the public?????ben sr
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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.
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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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