Zodi Instant Water Heater and Hot Shower

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By: Zodi
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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An anonymous customer
Walla Walla WA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:45 - 54
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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Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:25 - 34
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
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Age:55 - 64
Usage:A few times per year
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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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by kjkkjk 4/3/2011
  • Propane!
    by joseph92812/5/2012
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  • Propane.
    by Oregonwoodsman11/28/2012
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  • propane
    by Vickles218/26/2012
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  • 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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  • 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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  • Propane to heat the water and batteries to cycle the water through the pump.
    by Thundershine1/16/2012
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  • Propane bottles or tank (with adapter).
    by An anonymous customer10/31/2011
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  • 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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  • propane
    by DesertKamper6/1/2011
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  • Propane small green bottles
    by Madwmn045/12/2011
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by an anonymous customer 3/27/2011
  • NO.... but if ur using a 5 gallon bucket or something simalar u can jus put it in bucket to jus rotate n get warmer while u wash up
    by delcoprepper7/26/2013
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  • No
    by Roland1234567897/17/2013
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  • You don't need to just put it back in the water to recycle
    by blsnbelles6/17/2013
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  • No the coils will over heat!
    by joseph92812/5/2012
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  • no but you can put the hose back to the bucket (if you're using one) and let it recirculate while you suds up. Then it warms up quicker too.
    by Vickles218/5/2012
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  • Yes BUT: You MUST shut off the propane heater first. If you don't, and the water doesn't flow through the coils to cool them they will just melt.
    by ExpertCamper4/25/2012
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  • No; just put it in the bucket where the water is being pumped from when not in use.
    by An anonymous customer12/16/2011
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  • No. There is no knob to shut of the shower from the head. It is important to note that water must be flowing through the heater while the heater is burning or else the tubes will melt. If you are drawing water from a 5 galloon bucket, you will have enough water for a 5 minute shower. Don't let the water run out while the heater is on or your unit will melt and be destroyed. I keep a second 5 gallon bucket filled with water nearby as a backup in case I wish to take a longer shower. Turning off the heater and water while soaping up would be very inconvenient unless you had a helper. There are too many steps involved when you have soap in your eyes:) Best choice is to have a helper to turn on, adjust the heat, add water as needed and turn off the system.
    by Combatoverride3/30/2012
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  • no
    by DesertKamper6/7/2012
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  • No
    by miller23816/7/2012
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Supplier Warranty: 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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