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Hey folks I just finished my video on my new outdoor shower I made from an IBC tote and will run it off of my spring that is up the hill.I have an on demand water heated but so far have failed to get it to work. I tried bigger gas hose, adjusting the water flow, using a 12v pump for more pressure and new batteries. Could be some gunk from my pex pipe my have clogged something up, I don't know. Anyway I got a propane tank type hot water heater, just the tank that I made a cob oven type base and used the tank as the flue plus most of the tank sticking up and will be painted black, it sits in the sun most of the day. Most of this is not shown in the video, probably later if anyone is interested.

 Anyway, I thought this was a pretty good idea, I think its better than a cheapy from a big box store. It's relatively cheap to build, durable, plenty big enough even for two (got to conserve that water, lol) and I think it has the elegance of a Japanese paper wall but I kinda ruined that effect when I painted it white to reflect the suns uv rays but if it were inside that would not be needed. When I am fumbling around with the trim in the video before I painted it you can see how good it looks. I also made the trim out of flattened pvc pipe that I then sawed the edge off and stained to simulate wood trim. I have a video on a plastic barrel canoe that I came up with the idea of flattening the pvc to make the ribs. Link to canoe build  


 I hope you enjoy my video and a big thanks to all who watch it, if you like my video please support my channel by subscribing and don't forget to hit the bell icon for future uploads.
 
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My cell signal is so weak it wont play the videos so I'm guessing that the pvc pipe is laboriously flattened with an electric clothes iron, is that right?
 
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Burl Smith wrote:My cell signal is so weak it wont play the videos so I'm guessing that the pvc pipe is laboriously flattened with an electric clothes iron, is that right?



Well its kind of laborious but I use a heat gun and a foil lined trough to help it heat faster. In my canoe build videos I show how I do it if you can find a way to watch it. If you know a better way I would love to learn about it.
 
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I have an on demand water heated but so far have failed to get it to work.



From my experience on one end of a wire there's a switch that informs another switch at the other end of the wire that water is flowing, the second switch turns on the gas flow.

The second switch is in a little housing with probably three or more wires protruding.

What I did was dismount the second switch assembly and tap it and then placed it in a horizontal position rather than the position it was originally installed. This cured the problem for me.

 
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