Zodi Instant Water Heater and Hot Shower

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Get endless hot water in just seconds with the self-contained Zodi Instant Water Heater Shower. A simple push of a button ignites this heater to deliver instant hot water. Say goodbye to doing dishes, washing up or showering in cold water while you are camping. Use it for tent camping, trailers, RVs and more. This portable hot shower features a powerful pump for great water pressure and it efficiently heats up to 50 gallons of water at anytime, anywhere. The eight-foot long shower hose withwater-saving shower head makes this Zodi instant hot shower easy and convenient to use. This Zodi Shower is constructed from rugged steel to ensure extra durability. The sturdy base keeps a standard propane cylinder stable and secure (propane not included). This portable water heater shower comes with a nylon storage bag for easy transport and compact storage.

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Get endless hot water in just seconds with the self-contained Zodi Instant Water Heater Shower. A simple push of a button ignites this heater to deliver instant hot water. Say goodbye to doing dishes, washing up or showering in cold water while you are camping. Use it for tent camping, trailers, RVs and more. This portable hot shower features a powerful pump for great water pressure and it efficiently heats up to 50 gallons of water at anytime, anywhere. The eight-foot long shower hose withwater-saving shower head makes this Zodi instant hot shower easy and convenient to use. This Zodi Shower is constructed from rugged steel to ensure extra durability. The sturdy base keeps a standard propane cylinder stable and secure (propane not included). This portable water heater shower comes with a nylon storage bag for easy transport and compact storage.


Zodi Instant Water Heater and Hot Shower:

  • Rugged steel construction for extra Zodi instant water heater durability
  • Push button ignition for instant hot water anywhere no matches required
  • Powerful pump offers strong water pressure and works with any water source (Four D cell batteries required, but not included)
  • 8-foot long shower hose with water-saving shower head
  • Convenient nylon bag for storage and transport of the Zodi instant water heater
  • Durable base secures standard propane cylinder during use (propane not included)

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Condition: New
Model: 6187
Brand: Zodi
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 8.00 x 8.00 x 19.50 Inches
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by kjkkjk 4/3/2011
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  • A. Propane!
    by joseph92810/17/2015
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  • A. Propane.
    by Oregonwoodsman11/28/2012
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  • A. propane
    by Vickles218/26/2012
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  • A. It uses a small propane tank to supply the heat for the water. The pump runs on 4 D cell batteries. You must use the correct tank for the heater as the tank actually supports the heating unit. There is an electric lighter for the propane built into the unit which seems to work well.
    by ExpertCamper4/26/2012
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  • A. Uses propane to heat the water. Instant tankless hot water. There is an electric ignition that fires the propane, heating the unit and water that passes through. The only power, which is battery, operates the pump.
    by Camper9993/6/2012
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  • A. Propane to heat the water and batteries to cycle the water through the pump.
    by Thundershine2/1/2016
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  • A. Propane bottles or tank (with adapter).
    by An anonymous customer10/20/2015
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  • A. Propane only. You can use the common camp propane bottles (preferred because the heater will stand on it's own) or buy a propane tube to attach to your larger 5 gallon tank. If you do the latter, you will have to figure out a way to keep the heater upright... but it should be too hard.
    by Combatoverride7/15/2011
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  • A. propane
    by DesertKamper6/1/2011
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  • A. Propane small green bottles
    by Madwmn0410/20/2015
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by an anonymous customer 10/25/2008
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  • A. Very hot if you cycle it , pressure not bad but certainly not your indoor shower at home and yes it can be hooked up to a larger tank with an adapter hose
    by Roland1234567893/21/2016
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  • A. Water can get very hot... yes it can be hooked to a 5 gal propane tank and the pressure is so so but when you are camping so so pressure is way better than none at all
    by blsnbelles3/21/2016
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  • A. hotter but not as hot as most would like. Pressure not great just a little better then a solar shower. Yes,with the right adapter.
    by joseph9283/21/2016
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  • A. If you are starting with warm water (leave a large black bucket of water in the sun for a few hours) then the water can get very hot. Alternatively you can put the shower head into the bucket from where you are drawing the water and cycle it through the heater for 5- 10 minutes to preheat the source water. If you start with very cold water, you will get cold water out which has had the chill removed. The water pressure is reasonable. It doesn't compare to a shower at home, but you can certainly shower in the water that comes out of the head. It will empty a 5 gallon bucket in just over 5 minutes (so I guess about a gallon a minute). I don't think it can be hooked to a larger tank, as the recommended tank is actually integral to the heater - the heating unit mounts directly on top of the tank and it is the tank that holds it upright.
    by ExpertCamper3/21/2016
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  • A. The water is pumped from the source by a small pump (included with the purchase). I use a 5 gallon bucket to hold the source water. The batteries are attached in a different package, which powers the pump. Water is drawn through the pump, which is submerged in the source water, to the heater via a flexible tube. In the heater the water travels through coils (looks like copper coils) which is heated by a flame. The newly-heated water exits the heater into a flexible tube that is 8ft (?) and runs to a fixed/unadjustable shower head. Pressure is adaqute but not strong. Certainly better that a gravity-fed shower that you might be familiar with from a solar shower bag. The heater is designed to attached directly to a camp propane bottle, which subsequently attaches to a base holder, which keeps the propane/heater package upright. It is possible to purchase an off the shelf propane connector and tube set and attach the heater to a large propane tank but you would have to rig something custom to keep the heater upright. Something as simple as some bricks might work. It would have to be heat resistant because the heater will be hot. You might also be able to suspend/hang the heater by its handle, which remains cool during operation.
    by Combatoverride3/21/2016
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  • A. Only used it in the summer. Water can get too hot at times. The pressure was pretty good for a battery operated pump. Don't know if you can use a 5 gal tank. I used the 16 oz bottle.
    by DesertKamper3/21/2016
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  • A. To me it gets hotter than I can stand and I use pretty hot water, and u can buy the adapter to hook it to a 5gal tank or u can get the adapter to refill the one pound tank for about 12 dollars.
    by miller23813/21/2016
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  • A. I don't have measurements but from cold water it gets warm and from warm water it gets to about 100 degrees. Pressure depends on how you place the pump, heating unit, and the shower head. They do not recommend attaching it and I don't know if there is an attachment for a 5 gal tank.
    by LovesDealsInTN3/21/2016
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  • A. you can run it off a 5 gallon propane tank with the rod adapter, but 1 little green camp tank heats about 50 gallons of water. You can adjust the temp. by adjusting the flame. The water was heated to at least 30 degrees hotter than the starting water temp, but you can put the shower head back in the bucket to recirculate the water to get it hotter. Pressure is fair to good. Enough to wash your hair and body. Great for a show in the middle of nowhere.
    by kthbuatg3/29/2016
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  • A. Temp per instruction is 100 degrees or less, but I used a 5 gal pail, filled 4 gal of ice cold creek water and 1 gal of boiled water (boiled on the propane stove) that made the water in the bucket milder and my shower quite warm. If you use cold lake/creek water you may not have a "hot" shower but I am guessing the shower water is 40-50 degrees warmer than the bucket water.
    by PackedSize3/29/2016
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by an anonymous customer 6/30/2010
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  • A. House water pressure would be to much for it. Need to draw out of a bucket ect.
    by joseph9284/6/2016
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  • A. If you want it attached directly to the hose, i would suggest looking at the Camp Chef Triton Hot Water Demand System. I'm not familiar if there are after market parts available.
    by Camper9993/21/2016
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  • A. You use a bucket. A large painters bucket works great.
    by An anonymous customer4/6/2016
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  • A. It comes with a hose which you put into a bucket or other water source. Attaching a hose would require an adaptor and would likely be too much pressure for the system. The supplied pump likely pumps at the level the system is designed for. Running water though at the pressure of your average tap (35lbs?) would likely not allow the water to heat adaquately.
    by Combatoverride4/6/2016
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  • A. You would have use and adapter if there is one to fit this unit.
    by DesertKamper3/21/2016
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  • A. You cannot attach a garden hose to this and is not recommended. It has a water pump that draws water from a bucket or from a water source. If you do alter this to make an attachment for a garden hose you will not get "hot" water because the pressure from the hose will push through too quickly to heat it.
    by LovesDealsInTN4/6/2016
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  • A. It has a brass push on fitting, a lot smaller than the volume you'd get from a water hose. It's vinyl tubing, so you could probably get a fitting to join the tubing to your water hose at a hardware store. It's less than half inch, probably more in the ice maker realm of plumbing parts.
    by DeckardN73/21/2016
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  • A. this one has a little battery powered pump. You could probably use an adapter to put a garden hose on it at a low setting. The pump actually works well. you just need a bucket of water to pump the water up to the showerhead. Do tie something to the end of the pump hose because it tents to want to float.
    by kthbuatg4/6/2016
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  • A. You don't need to buy anything to make this work, though you'll need something to hang the head from or someone to hold it for you or just spray yourself off. So a privacy shelter may be a good idea depending on your use.
    by PackedSize3/21/2016
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  • A. You can attach the hose directly.
    by Annagene3/21/2016
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4/19/2013

Customer review by Captbligh

1.0 stars 4/19/2013 by Captbligh
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I finally got it a position to use this water heater/shower and was sorely disappointed. Everything worked on the unit but the water never got more than tepid at best. I realized that the water source I'm using is pretty cool but I couldn't tell the difference from the temp of the water source and the water coming out of the shower. The pressure was substantially lower than I'd hoped but I needed the shower and all I can say about it was it was quite invigorating. I'm going to try to hook up an alternate heat source for my water source and try to heat that up before it goes through the shower but from what I've read I shouldn't have had to do that. The instructions say that if the water is not warm enough then direct the shower into the water source and run it through again. For the amount of heat generated by this unit I think I would have had to re-cycle the water all night to get it warm. Nice concept but in my experience...it doesn't do what it is advertized to do.

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Bend, OR
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:65 or older
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
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Sorely Disappointed
5/31/2011

Customer review by DesertKamper

1.0 stars 5/31/2011 by DesertKamper
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Purchased this unit last year after reading all the positive reviews. I used it last year when I couldn't use my kitchen sink to wash dishes. It worked like it was supposed to, so I'm pleased (especially since I bought this behind my husbands back). Fast forward to this past weekend (Memorial Day 2011). The first day of use, both the hoses burned off the heater unit sending steam hissing. I'm ticked, but the pump still worked, so I set the water can in the sun. Well of course the pump stopped working in the middle washing dishes. I changed batteries but that didn't solve the problem. I refuse to throw away $99, so if anyone can tell me if there are heat resistant hoses to fit this thing, I would greatly appreciate the info. It galls me to have to pay for another pump. But after reading the reviews for the competing battery operated pumps, it seems I'm stuck with this Zodi. How sad that Coleman does not sell theirs anymore.

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DesertKamper
Arizona Desert
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:45 - 54
Gender:Female
Usage:Once per year
Works good - uses minimal water
9/5/2007

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5.0 stars 9/5/2007 by An anonymous customer
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We went camping in the desert with limited water. We needed somthing that worked but did not require much water. This unit did the trick. We did showers and hair washes for 4 people. It worked flawlessly. The one unit heater is PLENTY of heat for summer camping. It is capable of heating just fine. Put your water almost as high as the shower head and it has plenty of volume. It was our most popular appliance. Well designed, simple, rugged. The propane and the batteries lasted for the week, there seems to be plenty left.

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An anonymous customer
Walla Walla WA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
Great! Works! Love it!
9/20/2010

Customer review by PackedSize

5.0 stars 9/20/2010 by PackedSize
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I am a very frequent camper, “in the middle of no where” camper…I usually jump in a creek to “bath” so this certainly is a step up. If your expectations are something like the Hilton (or even Motel 6) you won’t be happy but if you want a reasonably warm shower in the middle of the woods you’ll be happy. We used about 5 gal for 2 showers in a bucket, (the first time we pulled directly from the creek but it was too cold) the water pressure is akin to a garden hose, not too bad but nothing wonderful. The water temp is less than 100 degrees according to the instructions. It was very cold outside and I chill VERY easily so we boiled about 1 gallon of water and used the machine to “recycle” the water until lukewarm. Once we did that the water was actually hot, I am guess 110-120 degrees – skin red hot. Very important to note that the temp of the water you’re starting out with will directly impact the shower temp. We used creek water about 40 degrees so we boiled to get hot showers. If you’re camping in July this isn’t a problem, if you’re hunting in November you’ll have a different expectation and need for warmer water. The shower head is small but certainly works a million times better than a creek. So…if you’re trying to recreate a hotel exp in the woods this isn’t going to work, but if you’re looking for a warm way to be clean this does a great job. We were able to get 4-6 showers per green disposable tank and about the same per set of batteries. It does “vapor lock” easily which is easy to fix so be sure to read the directions. The carry case is about the size of two standard two boxes on top of each other w/o the propane. Price is a bit steep outside of Walmart ($120 or more) but for $88 it is a good value and worth it because i use it a lot, 5 weeks a year at min.

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PackedSize
Seattle
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
its better than a spit shower
5/14/2009

Customer review by eagleback

3.0 stars 5/14/2009 by eagleback
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Its O.K. But thats all, if the water is real cold it wont heat it to the temp that you need to be comfortable, and that can be a problem for some. but if the water is 65 or 70 deg in the bucket that you are pumping from it dose o.k. it will not work if you are thinking of hooking it up to a garden hose the water coming out of the hose is too cold for the heater to heat, the pump works good as long as the batterys are new, the propane tanks seem to last awile, overall its a shower when one is not avaliable.

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eagleback
U.P. Michigan
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every day
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Warranty Information: Zodi Limited Warranty - All Zodi products purchased from Zodi or Zodi authorized resellers are covered by a Limited Warranty for 1 year from date of purchase to original buyer for defects in materials and workmanship. This warranty does not cover any damage due to abuse, normal wear and tear, neglect, acts of nature, damage resulting from improper use, or for any component excluded from this Limited Warranty as described below. Warranty is void if purchased from a non-authorized Zodi reseller. Shipping is not included in warranty. Customer is responsible for shipping to and from Zodi. Any product found to be defective within 1 year of purchase will be repaired or replaced at Zodi's discretion to the original buyer providing your product was registered with Zodi within 10 days of purchase and copy of receipt is included with product when returned to factory for repair. Due to the harsh and uncontrolled environment that our products may be used, we have a "Limited Warranty" on Zodi products. Our goal is to always make sure our customers are 100% satisfied, that is why we have made replacement parts available on this warranty page at discounted prices for items excluded in the Limited Warranty. Zodi extent of Limited Warranty and liability is limited to repair or replacement of defective Zodi product only. Items not covered by this Limited Warranty are: Any electronic component, 6 volt pumps, 12 volt pumps, Push button ignition, Electric ignitors, Cracks or failures in hard case, Punctures or tears in any fabric, Zippers on any bag or case, Leaks in hard case or soft case, Cosmetic changes including rust, Heat discoloration or blistering on paint or silk screen, Cracks or breaks in fiberglass poles, Side release buckles, Freeze damage to copper coil, Heat damage to copper coil. Other exclusions are: Any product used in commercial applications, Any product used by military or industrial, Any product used in war, Any product that has been altered or modified. In the event your product was never registered or is outside the warranty period or damage has been determined not to be a Zodi defect, or defective component is excluded from the Zodi limited warranty, or you do not have a copy of the sales receipt, you are able to have your Zodi product serviced and repaired at reduced good faith rates listed below. Return shipping outside 48 states billed at actual charges. Defective part may need to be returned to Zodi, at Zodi's discretion.
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