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[ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TXOJQ4/ref=oss_T15_product"]Amazon.com: Portable Tankless Water Heater with Shower Head: Home Improvement[/ame] We just got this yesterday. ...
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    Yay!!!! Hot water for bathing

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000TXOJQ4/ref=oss_T15_product"]Amazon.com: Portable Tankless Water Heater with Shower Head: Home Improvement[/ame] We just got this yesterday. Totally portable self contained and battery powered. We mounted the heater and propane cylinder on a utility cart so we can move it anywhere. Can't wait to try it out. Saved alot over SS Tacks price from Amazon and just changed out the nozzle with the one we had. No more cold water baths and trying to get all the soap off ...not to mention feeling so bad for making the horses suffer with cold water in cold weather. Going to be bathing three for a show this Saturday so I'll be back with a report on how it worked. The reviews I read were almost all very good.

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    I was looking at those on sstack.com last week.

    Let us know how it works. I'm curious to see how well it works.
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    The ones at SS Tack are backordered until who knows when..... summer maybe. I went on Amazon and got it for about $30 cheaper and had it in less than a week. It gets a trial run this weekend with three to get ready for a show. I'll report back.

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    They are the same thing as used in caravans. If you are after a cheap one try a caravan wreckers.

    Or try looking for instantaneous hot water systems.

    We still have an old one here that we no longer use. It was our hot water supply whilst we lived in the shed whilst building our house.

    If you can't get hold of one you could always rig up a donkey hot water system.

    Another way is if you can get a bucket of hot water you can use a battery operated portable camp shower.
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    At a rate of just 1 gallon per minute I doubt it will be worth the cost for bathing horses. JMO
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    Well, today we bathed all three horses. It worked awesome. It only ran to cold once during rinseing, and then it was warm again in no time. It worked perfectly for us. Very capable of doing the job. Just be sure you have a sprayer attached that shuts the water off when you're not using it.

    I couldn't be happier with it.

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    That's awesome! I might have to get one!
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    I have to tell you the one time it did run to cold while I was rinsing my mare, she was not pleased...sucked up to about half her size.

    It recovers heat very quickly. We mounted it on a dolly like it shows on Schneiders with the propane tank underneath and a ten foot section of hose from the faucet. When were were all done we just hung the hoses on the dolly and back in the garage it went. I'm just very pleased and impressed with it and I think the horses actually enjoyed the warm baths on a not very warm day. Just threw light flannel sheets on them while we were banding them and they seemed quite comfortable. And they get much cleaner and the soap comes off easier than with cold water.

    Be sure to check Amazon. Best price and it came in a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azboo View Post
    Well, today we bathed all three horses. It worked awesome. It only ran to cold once during rinseing, and then it was warm again in no time. It worked perfectly for us. Very capable of doing the job. Just be sure you have a sprayer attached that shuts the water off when you're not using it.

    I couldn't be happier with it.
    Glad it worked for you. Old dogs can learn new tricks.
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    How cool! To bad i'm in florida with no use for one.... haha

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