Hot water system

Submitted: Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 13:36
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Hi all.

I am in the market for a portable hot water system.

Done the homework, read everything I can find on the subject. The choice is between the Coleman or the Gasmate, both similarly priced, which one is the best?



Regards

Barry H

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Reply By: Shaker - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:05

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:05
Coleman is hard to beat for ease of use & versatility.
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Reply By: yakodi - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:06

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:06
We've had a good run with the Coleman hot water service, very quick, water is hot enough to make a coffee. You can generally find a store with them on sale. You'll probably need to extend the hose on the handpiece to make it more user-friendly.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:18

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:18
***very quick, water is hot enough to make a coffee. ***


You must hav got one thats faulty in the thermostat department that goes in your favour.. lol
mine does not get that hot and hav read others say the same...

I only use mine for shower purposes and love it.Changed the showerhead (bunnings) and hose..Thats why i use 15litres a shower and the missus 5litres...lol

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:22

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:22
You have to hold the temperature control knob against the spring to get the hottest water.
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Follow Up By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:27

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:27
Yeah done that Shaker,Although i hav a Raytec gun have never measured the temperature,hav you ????...If so what do you get...



Cheers
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:52

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 09:52
Take sticker off control knob , undo screw , remove knob + spring ,, replace knob minus spring ,replace screw + sticker ,, gives greater + easier temp control , ,, unit will still cut out if over heated ,
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Reply By: AdrianLR (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 15:00

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 15:00
We're very happy with the Coleman. I noticed that the price (in KMart at least) has gone up dramatically - $499 for the unit alone! Because of the fall in the dollar I guess.

Adrian
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Reply By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 16:51

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 16:51
+1 for the Coleman here..... we had the Primus version originally, but the Coleman is the Ant's Pants!

Cheers

Brian
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Follow Up By: obee1212 - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:07

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 19:07
I boil the water in a billy or kettle and add to cold water in a bucket. Soap up the old body and tip the bucket over my head etc. Keep it simple works for me.

Owen
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Follow Up By: Member Brian (Gold Coast) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 08:43

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 08:43
Yep.... whatever works!

We used to do that, but sometimes my bride takes the kids camping on her own and it's too much mucking around amongst all the other things she does.... so we got the Primus. But the Primus is a fiddly device to operate and she found it very frustrating to use, so we upgraded to the Coleman. Now she can go camping without me if circumstances dictate that, and because she can operate the Coleman herself, she can have a nice hot shower at the end of the day.
Add to that the ease of having hot water on the camp kitchen bench for washing up.......

That's the history of how we came to own a Coleman.

Cheers.

Brian
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Reply By: tarpon - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 23:45

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 23:45
Coleman Hot Water System is by far better and leagues ahead.
True portablibily with propane cartridges, ability to work on bottle gas, produces hotter water, and recharable on 12 and 240V.

Primus had the orginal 12V system, rugged but with limitations. The gasmate really is a hybrid attempt at this and the Coleman.

Check video out which may help.


Regards
Regan.
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Reply By: Member - Bentaxle - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 13:18

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 13:18
Barry
How did you go with finding hot water heater? A friend has a heater for sale, never been used and would probably cost $100 max.
I have a similar unit fitted to my Patrol and find them to work extremely well, where are you in WA ? You are quite welcome to check mine out, I live in Atwell
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Reply By: Member - Warfer (VIC) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 23:15

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 23:15
***Take sticker off control knob , undo screw , remove knob + spring ,, replace knob minus spring ,replace screw + sticker ,, gives greater + easier temp control , ,, unit will still cut out if over heated ,**

Thanks Axel will giv it a go mate !


Cheers
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