The cheap and cheerful Chinese shower

Well we’re having a terrific time in La Studio while the Groovy Pad is being built. It is all a bit primitive but we are loving it. So, it came time to work out what to do about a shower. I had a look on line and found that the Chinese are manufacturing small instant hot water systems powered by electricity. The costs varied, but most were around the $100 mark. I paid about $120 but it is red and I work on the theory that red ones must be hotter. So I started off by concreting in some posts. Then I ran a water line from our old recycled water pump to a garden tap. Hooked it up to the shower and off we almost went. These things suck a lot of power so it knocked out a couple of power boards until I plugged in directly to a power point and we were right. It needs a heavy duty extension cord – I’m using a 10 amp lead. The heat selection is turned to full on. It takes about 10 seconds to heat up and then it is a bit hit an miss for the temperature. It depends on the flow rate and with a water pump, you can’t get a steady flow. But the minimum is about 32 degrees Celsius and it can get to over 50 degrees, which is a bit warm for my delicate paddock worker skin. Anyway, it is working out just fine and so long as the easterly breeze isn’t too strong, it is all good.
Here’s what it looks like:

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