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Old 07-29-2007, 07:49 PM   #1
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Portable Hot Water Heater

I was poking around looking for a birthday present for my brother and came across this:

Coleman Hot Water On Demand Portable Water Heater





http://www.popthetop.com/catalog/pro...roducts_id=157

Coleman's site seems to have it as discontinued, but I thought it would be a good option for people who didn't get a water heater.
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Old 07-30-2007, 07:55 AM   #2
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Jage, we just got one and think it's great. Not the smallest thing in the world, but it sure works. We also got, and checked out, the Zodi stove top unit. Took it back. It's half the size of the Coleman, but isn't half the unit. I can go into details on either one if anyone is interested.
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:37 AM   #3
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Actually, I am interested in why the Zodi sucked.

I was looking at getting a zodi for the heater / shower unit. Why does it suck?
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:59 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, you just cost me another $200 for a heater and shower wand!!

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Old 05-13-2008, 05:05 PM   #5
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Re: Portable Hot Water Heater

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Coleman's site seems to have it as discontinued, but I thought it would be a good option for people who didn't get a water heater.
It's still on the Coleman site:

http://www.coleman.com/coleman/ColemanC ... oryID=2200

With more accesories than the popthetop site lists.

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Old 05-14-2008, 09:52 AM   #6
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It may still be on the Coleman site but the popthetop site Jage called out cancelled my order because the item is not available.

Some more websearching is in order.

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I saw them in Sportsman's Warehouse in Reno a couple of weeks ago.
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I'm not sure how close you are to a "Camping World" but I know they sell them there...you can also see the product on their website for more info. I opted not to include a water heater in my plans so something like this seems like a viable option.

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Jlrray - I wouldn't say the Zodi sucks, we just didn't like it as much as the Coleman. The Zodi controls the water temperture by controling the flame on your stove. We found that a little hard to do and ended up wasting water trying to get a decent output temperture. Most folks I talked to with the Zodi ended up filling a bucket with water and putting the intake and shower wand both in the bucket and then running the stove on high untill the water in the bucket was at the temperture they wanted. Then turned off the stove and just pulled the shower wand out of the bucket and used the pre-heated water for the shower. Worked great.
The Coleman however is very easy to control the temperture and does it instantly. Down side is that it uses propane fuel canisters so that's something else to carry. For us at least. Also, the Coleman is a larger unit. But, we liked it better and it's great for getting a cup of REALLY hot water or for heating water for dishes or a quick hand wash.
Whatever, it works for us.
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Old 05-14-2008, 11:22 PM   #10
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so what fuel does the zori run on?

what fuel does the zodi run on? What model did you try out? I was under the impression that the zodi and Coleman used the same canister. Has anyone outfitted one of these units permanently?
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