Zodi Instant Water Heater and Hot Shower

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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.

About this item

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)

Specifications

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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Works good - uses minimal water
9/5/2007

Customer review by An anonymous customer

5.0 stars 9/5/2007 by An anonymous customer
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
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
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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PackedSize
Seattle
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Payed for itself 1st use!
10/24/2008

Customer review by TeardropTraveler

5.0 stars 10/24/2008 by TeardropTraveler
by TeardropTraveler

My wife & I travel many times a year in our teardrop trailer and met a another couple in The Grand Teton National Park this past fall who told us about this product. The solar shower that we use doesn't always get it on cold cloudy days... After purchasing this in Cody's Walmart, and going to Yellowstone my wife said after the first use "It payed for itself already". It ain't like home and we didn't expect it to be. By the way you can heat up the water in the container from which you use (an old ice chest for us) and turn off the burner and then you can cycle the pump all you want.

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TeardropTraveler
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per year
A fine product!
8/2/2007

Customer review by An anonymous customer

5.0 stars 8/2/2007 by An anonymous customer
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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An anonymous customer
Central IL
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per year
Close, but not quite
10/14/2007

Customer review by willy64

2.0 stars 10/14/2007 by willy64
by willy64

I tried it, and returned it.. Several things wrong.. First, you cannot turn off the water while the burner is heating.. With an outdoor shower, I shut off the water while I soap up, to save hot water... Second, the pump is not adequate.. It would not pump water from the ground to my head height.. Also, very low volume at even four feet.. I would like a better pump, with 12 vdc power optional, and the ability to shut off the water during the shower.. The heater worked fine... W...

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willy64
Alaska
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:55 - 64
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Never
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by an anonymous customer 10/26/2010
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  • A. 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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  • A. 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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  • A. 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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  • A. 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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  • A. 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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  • A. Water temperature is controlled by flow level dial at tank connector.
    by An anonymous customer9/8/2011
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  • A. 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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  • A. You can adjust the flame on the heater.
    by DesertKamper5/31/2011
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  • A. 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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  • A. 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
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  • A. Propane!
    by joseph92812/5/2012
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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 Thundershine1/16/2012
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  • A. Propane bottles or tank (with adapter).
    by An anonymous customer10/31/2011
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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 Madwmn045/12/2011
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by an anonymous customer 9/2/2009
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  • A. The unit is an 'on demand' type heater. The water flows through a copper coil inside the unit and is heated by a propane flame inside the unit. If the source water is cold you will only get (at best) lukewarm water. You can preheat the source water (from a large bucket or whatever) by putting the shower head back into the bucket and cycling the water through the heater. Once the source water is luke-warm the heater gives quite hot water.
    by ExpertCamper3/19/2015
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  • A. The bag is designed to hold water to have one shower. Same if you have the hard case. However i always fill up a rubbermaid container, that holds plenty of water for all parties.
    by Camper9993/19/2015
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  • A. No it does not, use your imagination. A clean 5 gallon bucket or two, an old cooler (the larger the better for showers) anything that would hold water that is clean and has not had chemicals or fuel in it.
    by Thundershine11/26/2011
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  • A. It does not come with a container that holds water. I have been using a 5 gallon bucket, which last about 5 minutes. I keep a filled collapsable 5 gallon jug next to the bucket in case I want to take a longer shower.
    by Combatoverride7/15/2011
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  • A. It has that option, but I didn't purchase it. Any bucket or water can would do, the pump part is submersible.
    by DesertKamper6/1/2011
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  • A. This product does not come with a container for the water. Zodi does sell a bucket made for this product. However I use a Rubbermaid 5 gallon mop bucket.
    by LovesDealsInTN10/27/2014
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  • A. Five gallon bucket, or a water can. The pump isn't real big and just drops into whatever your water source is.
    by DeckardN710/27/2014
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  • A. We use a clean 5 gallon bucket, but my teenager uses a 15 gallon bucket...HAHAHA
    by kthbuatg10/27/2014
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  • A. You can use any container. I had a rubbermaid container the first time because I thought I coudl just pull from the creek and it turned out the machine couldn't turn the ice cold water in to 110 degrees of warmth for me (ice cold turned to lukewarm). So I just emptied a tote I had with us and filled it with water. You can find a million idea for containers - rubber maid, portable sink, etc. I used about 3 gal per shower.
    by PackedSize9/21/2010
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  • A. If you get the unit that comes in the hard plastic case, you use that for water. Otherwise, any bucket will work fine
    by Izzi17/11/2010
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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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