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Posted by Piccolo Pete on December 2, 2006, 6:03 pm

Zodi or Coleman?  These seem to be the most reasonable, but I'd like some
recommendations.  Zodi claims 60 gallons on a one pound tank of propane.
Coleman says 40 gallons.  Zodi says it is continuous and, if attatched to a
garden hose (I have regular running water with reasonable pressure), I don't
need to use the electric pump.  Coleman doesn't say this, but I'm suspecting
it may be the same.  Coleman looks more convenient but it sound like Zodi
might produce more hot water than Coleman and at a higher temperature.  I've
never measured the temperatures of my choice for shower water... is 100
degrees hot enough?

Looking forward to your comments :-)

Posted by Neon John on December 3, 2006, 2:09 am



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Posted by Chuck James on December 3, 2006, 2:18 am

I haven't measured my shower temperature either, but my Hot Tub (at home)
only goes to 104.  We usually set it at about 98 to 100 (or less if the air
temperature is hot), so we can stay in it for a while.  At 102 and above it
starts to be uncomfortably hot in just a few minutes.

Posted by *MYSTIC* on December 3, 2006, 3:21 am

Chuck James wrote:

You might take a look at Bosch tankless water heaters. They are an "on
demand" type. Only using fuel when actually needed.

Other companies make simular type heaters like "aquastar". There are
also waterheaters that use kerosene/deisel (maybe bio deisel) that you
might consider.

Posted by Piccolo Pete on December 5, 2006, 8:09 pm

Got a name for a kerosene brand?

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