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Old 04-24-2008, 03:35 AM   #1
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Pricey, but the collector tube is available as a seperate piece. Wonder if it could be adapted to provide hot water to an egg? Seems like it could be done. Just a thought.

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Old 04-24-2008, 10:17 AM   #2
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Old 04-24-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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I dunno, I kinda liked that Teak model. Hmmm, $1800 or $20.95.
Sure like that Teak one though and they both still need a shower tent unless you're way out, another $35. I'm gonna need a bigger TV if I go with the Teak, hmmmm.
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Old 04-25-2008, 03:25 AM   #4
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Here's another one. This one's pressurized.

http://www.duckworksbbs.com/gear/shower/index.htm

I've also seen a wide variety of solar water heating setups, while surfing the net. Amazing.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:26 AM   #5
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Here's another one. This one's pressurized.
Here's a recent thread that mentions pressurized sprayers. I'd go with a stainless steel garden sprayer (I suppose you could paint it black, too), as you can plop it onto the stove when there's no sun.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:42 AM   #6
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We used Byron's solution for more than ten years in the BC (before Casita) days. Until a horse stepped on it. I guess he wanted a warm tootsie bath. We replaced it with a 5-gallon version of the same thing. Worked very well. Put it on the hood of the truck by 9AM and by 1030 have 5-gallons of water almost too hot to use. That was enough for two complete adult showers plus hair washing and then some. I just wish there were some way to incorporate it into the Casita system.
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Old 04-25-2008, 10:08 AM   #7
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We used Byron's solution for more than ten years in the BC (before Casita) days. Until a horse stepped on it. I guess he wanted a warm tootsie bath.
Funny... chipmunks decided to poke holes through ours the very first day we brought it.
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Old 04-25-2008, 02:32 PM   #8
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Actually started this thread because the original solar shower I posted a link for looked like it could be adapted to egg travel. Perhaps not the whole setup, but certainly the way it was plumbed and how it was movable. I could envision some sort of angled holder with a plumbing attachment to the egg. With all the tinker types we have here, surely someone could dream up a doable solution. I may yet.
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Old 04-25-2008, 06:38 PM   #9
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I suppose you could mount it on a bumper and have the spray come in from the roof. That would take proper sealing and plumbing etc.

The downside of that is it would be in a fixed position. If it's on your front bumper, and the sun is behind you all day, it would lose effectiveness. The same applies to mounting it on your deck, so I am a bit confused about it's "Yard" usability too. I may have missed if it can be repositioned, correct me if I did.

It is probably more cost effective and reliable to adapt a portable shower than to install this. Hot water is easy even in the most primitive of circumstances. It really does not take that much time or energy to get it hot on the stove, in a portable hot water heater, like the Zodi, or on a camp stove outside.

This seems a costly solution to a simple problem, tho it is a very elegant one.
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Old 04-26-2008, 01:52 AM   #10
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i really like this item... & there is a 5 gallon version, you say...?
it's really making me reconsider modifying a shower toilet into my 13' Burro...
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Old 04-26-2008, 04:40 PM   #11
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This shower (and its many versions) are good only good for those that like to shower before retireing for the night. They DO tend to cool down rather quickly. Do you people use these showers INDOORS?? I guess it wouldn't be an issue in a 17 footer model. Showering outside really doesn't appeal to me, but then thats just me being, well....ME!!!!
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