Helton Hot Water Shower Kit

Submitted: Saturday, Nov 08, 2014 at 09:30
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Hi Everyone

I have just purchased a Helton hot water shower kit.
It is a great bit of kit.
I have a 1994 HZ1 Troopy.
I'm interested where people have mounted the heat exchanger + the water pump.
I have seen a photo of where a heat exchanger has been mounted in a troopy so I should be ok with that.
Having more trouble with working out where to mount the water pump.
Pump is a Johnson SPX FL-2202A.
Would it be ok to mount inside the bull bar.
Are they water proof enough for river crossings, etc to be mounted there.

Thanks
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Reply By: Tony F8 - Saturday, Nov 08, 2014 at 14:47

Saturday, Nov 08, 2014 at 14:47
Scott, I definitely wouldn't mount it in the bullbar, as they are not waterproof. You may have to make an additional bracket, you will have a lot of captive nuts on panels under the bonnet. I have had a twine mounted in the 80 series for 16 years, my bracket holds both the pump and heat exchanger and has large rubber washers between the bracket and the inner gaurd. I made a plate that bolts on behind the bull bar wing, which has the inlet and outlet on it. The pump switch is on the dash, I didn't feel it necessary to open the bonnet every time we wanted to use the shower, as you use the interior heater control to regulate the water temp. Always use a filter on the intake hose as it doesn't take much to stop your pump, I have drawn approximately 15+ m horizontally and 2m vertically using a simple one way valve in front of the filter.
Imho you have made a good decision buying a under bonnet shower than those cubes on the market.
I use to run tags and would pull up beside a creek, pop up the shower tent and the punters could all have a lovely hot shower with very little effort.
Cheers.
Tony F8.
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Follow Up By: Scott T4 - Saturday, Nov 08, 2014 at 20:52

Saturday, Nov 08, 2014 at 20:52
Hi Tony

Thanks for the info.
Pump is not going to be mounted in bull bar.
Thanks again.

Scott
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Follow Up By: Scott T4 - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 19:28

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 19:28
Hi Tony

What is the size , brand of the one way valve you have + where can I buy one.
Thanks
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Follow Up By: Tony F8 - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 21:10

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 21:10
Scott, it was sometime ago that I bought it, but it resambles the marble valve on a jiggler hose, except it was an aluminium tube with basically a marble in it, approximately 100mm long, with plastic end fittings, im sure the end of a jiggler hose would do a similar job.
Cheers.
TonyF8
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Follow Up By: Scott T4 - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 21:34

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 21:34
Thanks Tony
I will check them out.

Scott
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Reply By: wazzaaaa - Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 20:37

Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 20:37
I had a helton once I put two barbed conectors on the bullbar so when ever I needed hot water i just connected pump and water source and bingo hot water. once I bought a caravan with hot water it became redundant.
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Reply By: Scott T4 - Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 20:47

Sunday, Nov 09, 2014 at 20:47
Hi

The Helton kit is now installed.
I installed brass quick fit air line sockets instead of the barbs.
Works well.
Thanks guys for the info & a big thanks to Helton.
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