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Old 03-24-2017, 08:28 PM   #41
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Reminds me of the troubles with my under-utilized water maker and prepping the pickle.
Prepping the pickle? In the shower? Is that what they're calling it now? I have to keep up with these new sayings...

Seriously, I do like the idea of a shower control which allows you to turn it off without changing the temperature.

One problem I see would be if it's a pressure-balancing fixture. I think the plumbing code requires these, too. Or maybe they've just become more common. On a boat, you'd need to balance the temperature more than the pressure. The hot water temp can change over the course of your shower, even if the pressure doesn't.
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Old 03-24-2017, 10:06 PM   #42
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...I do like the idea of a shower control which allows you to turn it off without changing the temperature.
Our all in one tap/mixer control pushes up for off, down to increase volume, and rotates right and left to vary temperature. I think it is original to the 1981 build.
But, I have to extend an arm to adjust it.
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:33 PM   #43
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Shower Head Idea - Strong but saves

"I have to operate the wall/bulkhead mounted mixer tap, which can be as much as 2ft away, because,woe is me, we lack a second "tap" control on the shower head itself."

I feel like David Attenborough should narrate your life's struggles on a National Geographic special.
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Old 03-24-2017, 11:54 PM   #44
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One problem I see would be if it's a pressure-balancing fixture. I think the plumbing code requires these, too. Or maybe they've just become more common. On a boat, you'd need to balance the temperature more than the pressure. The hot water temp can change over the course of your shower, even if the pressure doesn't.
Mine must be temperature balanced. I had it set for normal electric heated water - then used it after running the engine (hot water was much hotter). The temp was still pretty much the same. That's a great safety feature to me.

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Old 03-25-2017, 12:01 AM   #45
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On our last boat with limited water we used this.



Fill with water at correct temp, pump up and pull the trigger.
Water stops when finger is off trigger
2 showers possible on 5L/1.3 gal
Cost's a tenner.


https://www.bunnings.com.au/aqua-sys...r-kit_p2960992
Simi, you've just given me a great idea for adding a second shower head to my shower! Thanks, mate!
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:46 AM   #46
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Feel sorry for us poor Australians we jump overboard and wash down with fresh on the duck board its called boating
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:32 AM   #47
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I was in a marina one time and the shower valves had digital readouts showing the temperature of the water. I don't wear my glasses when taking a shower so I couldn't read them. That's an example of a good idea with a poor implementation.
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I have a 10 gal water heater set to highest setting. Plenty of water for a couple of hot showers when mixed with cold. Does a good job on dishes too.
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Feel sorry for us poor Australians we jump overboard and wash down with fresh on the duck board its called boating
You must have been a sailboater in a previous life. We call that camping.
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Old 03-25-2017, 03:46 PM   #50
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Thermostatic control shower

On Spartan we installed a Hans Grohe Thermostatic valve with volume control/shut off valve. This has temp adjustment and separate valve on wall mounted trim.
Mounted on the bulkhead separating shower from head, the hand held with hose is long enough for hair washing in head and showering and cleanup in shower stall. Since it's a 36', 1963 build, one end of the head to the shower is only about 5-1/2'. No issues reaching the valve from anyplace water is being used.
40 liter hot water heater with tempering valve and great insulation should give all the shower we need at dock or out.
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Old 03-25-2017, 04:07 PM   #51
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I have always used kitchen sink sprayers, basic type but fancy ones are available. Spring loaded trigger, easy to use, saves water, and when hooked up to a tempering valve, dispenses water at a set temperature every time.
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On our last boat with limited water we used this.



Fill with water at correct temp, pump up and pull the trigger.
Water stops when finger is off trigger
2 showers possible on 5L/1.3 gal
Cost's a tenner.


https://www.bunnings.com.au/aqua-sys...r-kit_p2960992
You could even add insect repellent for the flies!
Seriously gaston, I bet your new IG32 has plenty of water tankage. Mine has 1000L.
The auto temp mixer has a lot to recommend it. An alzheimers patient had her butt literally almost boiled in an excessively hot bath in a nursing home. Cost the home plenty, her wealthy relatives donated the $ to charity. Off topic, but the burn wounds were eventually healed in another nursing home using honey, after all else failed.
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