2014 136” HR
Yes, window latches. Try Habitat ReStore, etc. The real brass ones should last forever. If you want "antique" finish, instead of bright brass, hit them with Easy Off oven cleaner or equivalent.
Hi,Update on the portable shower, very happy with results. Used a 3-1/2 gal SS garden sprayer. A few fittings and hand View attachment 73902 shower handle with hose. The best trick, the immersion heater. It's 600watts (55 amps actual), using house batteries thru inverter. Was able to raised the water temp from 65F to 102F in 15 minutes (using 14ah) no propane and all renewable. Enough warm water for two or three showers. Another important tip, make certain the shower head has a full shut off. Most don't and the shut off keeps trickling. Maybe a $120 total. View attachment 73903 View attachment 73904
There is a middle ground. When electrons are scarce, MrNomer may heat shower water on the butane or propane outside stove, then we use the Sous Vide to fine-tune the temperature. 108° appears to be our sweet spot.I love the general concept, although I would probably use my butane cooktop to heat it (or even a campfire??)
I, too, would like a link to the stainless pump setup....
I was latter questioning the numbers. The water temp did read 102F after 15 min...but that was at the surface, after mixing it will drop. I was using a RF hitting sprayer bottom, but must be reading surface. Also I didn't disconnect the solar PV but added 5 amps input into the cals. So going to rerun with them off line.I also wonder about the 15 minutes to heat from 65 degrees to 102 degrees. Using my 800 Watt Monoprice Sous Vide, it takes about 26 minutes to heat 3.9 gallons from 65 degrees to 100 degrees. So slightly larger volume of water (3.9g vs. 3.5g), but also higher wattage on the heater (800W vs 600W). And slightly less temperature rise. The Sous Vide has a small propeller which helps to heat the water evenly. It looks like you measured the water temperature with an infrared thermometer. Does that just measure the surface temperature?
15 minutes seems too quick. Perhaps that partially explains the difference in Gary's calculation of 30AH vs your test of 14AH.
Forget Pex, way over-rated. After investing $48 in a Pex cinch tool, I ended up throwing it all away and ended up using braided tubing and Stainless Steel clamps, better, faster and far more pliable. If it freezes, tubing can expand a bit without damage. Ask me how I know. Cheers...ABI finished the plumbing!! If I had it to do over, I'd nix every push-to-connect fitting and just use the cinch clamp rings. Even not being strong, If you get the leverage right, the tool is easy to use and the fittings are so much less bulky in tight corners.
To anyone who bought a recpro water tank with 3/8" female ports, here's my solution: a 3/8"mnpt x 3/8" mnpt, connecting that to a 3/8" female x 1/2" male. Then a 1/2" female x 1/2" pex. There just isn't a pex 3/8" mnpt x 1/2" pex (b).