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boisdevie1



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 16 6:13 pm    Post subject: Hot water for bath with no immersion tank?  Reply with quote    

If I want hot water for my bath I apparently need a pressurised immersion tank because there's no space for a header tank. Is there any electric only or gas (from bottle) solution that would give me instant hot water with enough capacity to fill a bath? Pressurised tanks are not cheap so I might instead have to go with electric shower and small instant electric heater for kitchen and bathroom sinks.

And yes, I know baths are wrong because they consume a lot of power but since I gave up cocaine and high class escorts my bath is my one remaining luxury.

onemanband



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 16 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You looked at 'coffin tanks' ?

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 16 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

a gas multi point heater might be the sort of thing?

boisdevie1



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 16 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
a gas multi point heater might be the sort of thing?


No mains gas at the house. It's in the countryside. That's why I was wondering if there was a system I could use bottled gas with.

Dee J



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 16 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A quick google highlights quite a range of LPG gas powered instant hot water heaters. You'd have to check power ratings and flow rates to see how long you'd have to wait for your bath though....

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 16 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

iirc there are conversion kits for on grid gas boilers and perhaps better if not cheaper made for lpg gas boilers.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 16 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can always use an electric shower to fill the bath, but it is an expensive way of heating water. I agree about baths though; if you get achy they are far better than a shower.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 16 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
You can always use an electric shower to fill the bath, but it is an expensive way of heating water...

Are they any more expensive than an immersion heater?
I'm not seeing why they should be.

Nick



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 16 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Go back to hookers and cocaine. Much more fun.

sean
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 16 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

One of these? Hookers and cocaine and lake optional.


crofter



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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 16 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Go back to hookers and cocaine. Much more fun.


Even more fun in the bath...

RichardW



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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 16 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Why not a bog standard boiler or combi boiler if you have central heating?

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 16 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Hot water for bath with no immersion tank? Reply with quote    

boisdevie1 wrote:
If I want hot water for my bath I apparently need a pressurised immersion tank because there's no space for a header tank...

Have you had a second opinion on that?
A header tank need not be a big one...

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 16 1:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Hot water for bath with no immersion tank? Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
boisdevie1 wrote:
If I want hot water for my bath I apparently need a pressurised immersion tank because there's no space for a header tank...

Have you had a second opinion on that?
A header tank need not be a big one...


it does need to be higher than the top of the hot water tank by about a meter so with a squat hot tank and a small header you need at least a 2.5 m ceiling(that rig will probably need a pump to fill the bath in less than a week unless the tanks are upstairs and the bath downstairs.)

header tanks can go on a flat roof if the sides and top are well insulated but they are prone to freezing which is very bad so unless you live in the med or warmer it isnt really an option.

i have used 2 scrap heap challenge ways to have a bath in a wood:

find a suitable spot near a spring so as water can be gravity fed into a bath.

A set a metal bath on rocks ,add a smooth plank to sit on,light fire in a tray and push it underneath.a bit odd and rather too close to the cannibal cook pot for relaxation.it takes a bit of practice to control temp.

B set a bath on rocks,plumb a scrap radiator to plug hole and overflow hole (remember a drain cock ).fill to above overflow. light fire under radiator. convection will drive the hot water out of the overflow and down the plug hole.again it takes a bit of practice to get comfy but tis better than A.

either may require a modesty screen if you have neighbours but sitting in a warm bath with snow falling is rather delightful

Mutton



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 16 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've been wondering about making a circulation heater for a bath from parts from an old dish washer. As in the pump and heating element.
Anyone tried that? Any comments?

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