Zodi Instant Water Heater and Hot Shower

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Walmart #: 552770991
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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)


Battery Type: Does Not Contain a Battery
Multi Pack Indicator: No
Model No.: 6187
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 9.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.0 x 8.0 x 19.5
Assembled in Country of Origin: Imported
Origin of Components: Imported
Walmart No.: 552770991

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Customer review by An anonymous customer

5.0 stars by An anonymous customer

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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Walla Walla WA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:Every day
Great! Works! Love it!

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5.0 stars by PackedSize

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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Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
A fine product!

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5.0 stars by An anonymous customer

I have used this shower a couple of times on camping trips to remote sites in the National Forest. It works better than I had anticipated. It's nice to have a hot shower after a long day of fishing. I would recommend tis unit to anyone. When I received it it had a broken part. One call to Zodi & they shipped me a new one - no questions asked. Great customer service from Zodi !!

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Central IL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Usage:A few times per year
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by an anonymous customer 10/25/2008
  • 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 Roland12345678910/27/2014
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  • 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 blsnbelles10/27/2014
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  • 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 joseph92812/5/2012
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  • 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 ExpertCamper4/26/2012
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  • 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 Combatoverride7/15/2011
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  • 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 DesertKamper6/1/2011
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  • 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 miller23815/2/2011
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  • 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 LovesDealsInTN3/31/2011
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  • 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 kthbuatg3/20/2011
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  • 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 PackedSize5/19/2013
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by an anonymous customer 6/30/2010
  • House water pressure would be to much for it. Need to draw out of a bucket ect.
    by joseph92812/5/2012
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  • 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 Camper9995/6/2012
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  • You use a bucket. A large painters bucket works great.
    by An anonymous customer9/8/2011
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  • 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 Combatoverride7/15/2011
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  • You would have use and adapter if there is one to fit this unit.
    by DesertKamper6/1/2011
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  • 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 LovesDealsInTN3/31/2011
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  • 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 DeckardN710/11/2010
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  • 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 kthbuatg10/3/2010
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  • 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 PackedSize5/6/2012
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  • You can attach the hose directly.
    by Annagene8/23/2010
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by an anonymous customer 10/26/2010
  • yes and no, water got hot enough that i added more cold water, but that was in springsummer months....have not used in colder weather yet....but buy turning the knob higher will make water hot, so i guess for the most to answer ur question....yes
    by delcoprepper7/26/2013
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  • The water is warmer than the cold water coming out of the tap if you want it hotter you cycle the same water back into your holding bucket until it reaches your desired temp. Once you start the shower it will maintain that temperature you raised it to
    by Roland1234567897/17/2013
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  • If you allow it to keep recycling the water before you use it the water will get to hot to even shower with! It works great
    by blsnbelles6/16/2013
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  • Not as hot as some would like. But let it recirculate it will get hot. Yes you can adjust it but not a lot.
    by joseph92812/5/2012
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  • It all depends on the temperature of the water you are running through the heater. If you start with very cold water what comes out is at best tepid. If your source water is already warm (leave it in a black bucket for a couple of hours in the sun - or put the shower head back into the bucket to cycle it through the heater for 5 - 10 minutes) the water coming out can be very hot. There is a knob which allows you to turn down the heat on the propane tank valve if the water is too hot.
    by ExpertCamper6/2/2012
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  • Water temperature is controlled by flow level dial at tank connector.
    by An anonymous customer9/8/2011
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  • 30 degrees above your source water. Using tap water from my garden hose, it heated the water as hot as I could withstand and I could have made the water hotter. The temp is adjusted by turning the knob on the side of the heater which adjusts the flame... much like a gas stove or grill.
    by Combatoverride6/2/2012
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  • You can adjust the flame on the heater.
    by DesertKamper5/31/2011
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  • From garden hose water temperature to heated it is between warm and hot. From warmer water to heated it is hot. You can adjust the "temperature" by adjusting the fuel output of the propane. If you are wanting a hot shower cycle the water from the container to the heater and back to the container until the water is at a good warm temperature. Then you can take a hot shower.
    by LovesDealsInTN6/2/2012
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  • it gets around 80-100 degrees. You can keep the temp low by turning down the heat.
    by tradermike3/16/2011
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