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greenkarson

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freezing pipes/portable hot water heater?
« on: April 02, 2017, 03:31:55 PM »
So at my remote cabin here in Ontario, I pump water up to a holding tank in the summer. Then the cabin is gravity fed from there. But it's always a pain in the winter to drain the pipes and try to figure out how to take a shower with no running water. I'm only there every few weekends in the winter due to the access being a pain as well.  Been thinking about getting one of those portable hot water heaters with a built in pump. Anyone have any experience with them? Would love some hands on reviews

In the mean time I found a  temporary solution!! https://youtu.be/rvTmEebcpgI

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Re: freezing pipes/portable hot water heater?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2017, 05:11:50 PM »
I used one of those Coleman portable water heaters for years when I catered BBQ. It finally died last year after 10+ years of use. https://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Demand-H2Oasis-Portable-Heater/dp/B01C7HF0NU I need to order parts for it. I had the older model that is discontinued. Pump went bad and it needs a new battery.

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Re: freezing pipes/portable hot water heater?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2017, 08:54:09 PM »
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Re: freezing pipes/portable hot water heater?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2017, 08:31:31 AM »

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Re: freezing pipes/portable hot water heater?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2017, 11:09:49 AM »
The creek is just so much simpler. Lol.  It sure knocks the wind out of you when it hits the chest though. I'd fallen through the ice a few times when I used to be a trapper. So I knew to brace for it. Lol but it's still a shock!

I'd probably eliminate using the little green bottles in the water heater. And use an adapter to the cabin propane supply.