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cpr05xtr 12-11-2012 03:52 PM

Shower Idea
 
MY shower pump went out has anyone tried to retrofit the water lines to make something like this work? Would save some money if it would work.http://www.harborfreight.com/12-volt...ump-94639.html

Ski-me 12-11-2012 04:27 PM

Reading the reviews it looks like it's prone to failure pretty quickly and someone also said you need to prime it before use......(won't suck up).

Sodar 12-11-2012 04:35 PM

I also do not believe it has a pressure switch. You get what you pay for and that looks like chinese crap.

TxsRiverRat 12-12-2012 10:43 AM

So, wheres the best place to get a hot water shower? Links...?

cpr05xtr 12-12-2012 11:33 AM

That was just an example of a cheaper pump dont really want to use the particular one and the pressure switch is not a huge deal if the pump is on im going to be using it. I was just wondering if anyone had a cheaper option to the expensive pumps.

mikeg205 12-12-2012 11:39 AM

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Was wondering if you tap off a hot water source and a have a valve how about a tsunami pump...not elegant but it could work no? 160 degree water...hmmm just a thought - could be a dumb one... attached garden spray on other end?

cpr05xtr 12-12-2012 12:05 PM

Im thinking the water temp and the pressure of the cooling system would not work well with that pump.

Kevin 89MC 12-12-2012 04:12 PM

Got mine for my home made shower a few years back at a local RV shop for less than $100 I think.

Kyle 12-12-2012 04:53 PM

You really dont need a pump if you dont mind low pressure. If you put the boat in Neutral and bring up the rpm then you have ehough water to rinse off. If you want running water like a house then a pump is needed.


I have a fellow club member that is pumpless and it works fine.


I had a hot water shower on my boat when I bought it. I am too much of a ***** to ski in the cold. After the first year the pump quit working (pumping) and I rarely used the shower but water came out and it was enough to warm up some hands or fill up a wetsuit before entering. I removed the pump and installed under water lights and my Led lights in the cabin where the pump was installed in ACC2 and removed the Heater that was on ACC1 for my new upgrades. I figure the lights were more important than a warm shower and heater as I did not ski in the winter.

Kyle 12-12-2012 04:58 PM

I have seen the pumpless system run this way.

After the raw pump cut the hose and install a T fitting that you attach a cold line. The impeller will work as a pump.

On the side of the Main Water Pump there is a plug. Unplug it and install a barbed fitting that will be used as your hot. It will have pressure as the main pump is pumping out of that barb.


Run your cold line and your hot line to a garden hose Y connecter. Use the shower line as the line out that you would attach to the house.

Twist the now cold and hot valves to desired temp and now you have running warm water. You may choose to put a garden hose sprayer of some kind on the end. This will allow you to have your water set at the temp desired and never touch it again.


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