PROBLEM SOLVED! PORTABLE HOT WATER TO THE HORSES (or camping or showing or wherever!!)!! LOOK what I found!!






As you all know, I have been bemoaning all the wonderful conveniences that I left behind in Grass Valley…  a big one being – hot water near the horses…

I cannot mix hot mashes or melt pills or wash anyone… or get hot soapy water.  All that stuff that I took for granted.

But LOOK what I found!!!  I think this is an incredible product!  Eccotemp Portable Tankless Water Heater

I can put this on a dolly (or Hubby can do that for me) and I can keep it set up and roll it around to any washing station I need. Or, put it near the feeding station… so many options. I just love this! Saves my day!

You can set it up on a dolly to roll around – or you can mount it to a wall or fence! No electricity needed!

PORTABLE, TANKLESS WATER HEATER!  (NO AFFILIATION)

THIS IS what we are going to do… set it up on a dolly so we can move it around.

Isn’t this a great idea?!  Oh My Gosh I am so excited to have mine!  It works on a propane tank, which we always have around here anyway… and most people have these when camping or showing.

Finally, I can have hot water outside – anywhere!

Here is the website.  They are on sale right now!  I see that they were $219 and now they are $179!  Even though the company is in Canada, they have a way of shipping very cost effectively to the US – it wasn’t expensive at all.

On the wall…

On a post!

In a stall

On the fence!

In an exterior washing area or at the fairgrounds

Hooked onto your trailer!

THE REVIEW THAT SOLD ME ON IT…

I found this review and it sold me on the product.  They even have a video!

Click to read full review

Click image to view video

EccoTemp L5 – A portable, tankless propane hot water heater

How do you stay clean on your outdoor adventures? I’m sure all of us have that moment when we “could really use a hot shower” to clean off – whether that’s at the campsite, on the road, at the cabin, or even in the yard after a day of hard and dirty work. For those times, and many others, you should consider the EccoTemp L5.

The EccoTemp L5 is a tankless hot water heater that runs off propane, 2 “D” batteries and running water from a hose (it can even run off a 12v pump!). Being tankless it offers instant hot water – up to 18 hours of it on a standard propane tank for any time you need to get clean. We were sent this portable shower to review by OutdoorTankless.ca and are glad we said yes. Let’s take a look at the features and then talk about what we think.

Features

  • 37 500 BTU
  • up to 1.4 gallons of hot water per minute
  • Minimum flow of 0.4 gallons/minute
  • 30 to 35 °F rise at 1.4 gallons per minute (more with a lower flow)
  • Electric Ignition (run by 2 “D” cell batteries (sold separately))
  • Adjustable temperature from 80 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 1/2? NPT water fittings plumb easily into standard American fittings
  • Adapter attaches to any standard garden house.
  • Shower nozzle with on and off switch
  • Heat deflector
  • Equipped with a carry handle for easy transportation
  • Includes hose and regulator for attaching to standard LP tank
  • Works for about 18 hours on an average barbecue 20-pound propane tank
  • 20 minute auto safety shut off timer (in case you forget to turn it off)
  • Weight: 12 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14.5? tall (18? with rain cap) X 11.5? wide X 4.5? deep
  • $179.99 CAD at OutdoorTankless.ca (Ships to Canada and the USA)

What it’s good for:

The Eccotemp L5 is designed to provide portable and instant hot water, meaning it’s ideal for:

  • Cabins
  • Travel trailers
  • Camping
  • outdoor showering at home
  • cleaning pets
  • cleaning vehicles
  • anywhere else that you need a quick and portable hot water source

It’s designed to hang off a nail or screw and connects to a standard hose. It even comes with a handle that makes it easy to carry.

What do we think?

We were impressed at the ease of setup and how well it worked. One of the benefits/side effects/downsides of having a farm is that the kids get filthy playing in the dirt. We’re fine with that, but it means that they either tramp dirt into the bathroom or face the cold water of the outdoor hose. Thanks to this tankless setup the kids can clean off outside comfortably, leaving the bathrooms (and the path to them) clean and mud free.

The two valves that control water flow and temperature make it easy to set the temperature you want. When set to the lowest flow and hottest temperature it is at times too hot – and still has enough flow to shower comfortably in. At full flow you’ll still get comfortably warm water as well.

Eccotemp designed this shower to not need a pilot light. There’s no open flame when the shower is not in use. When you flip the switch and turn on the shower head, the water pressure turns on the gas flow and the igniter. You’ll hear the tick tick tick woosh of the propane running and will almost immediately feel the heat. The igniter keeps running until the flame ignites – a great (and safe) system that is common on all tankless systems that you’ll see today.

We lived in South America for a few years and pretty much all hot water is supplied by tankless systems due to its efficiency and economy. Why heat water that you don’t need? This L5 model purportedly will give you 18 hours of hot showers based on a single 20 lb propane tank. That’ll last you an entire summer.

This would make a great off-the-grid setup for your cabin too!

Conclusion

Not everyone’s idea of an outdoor shower is a crisp mountain waterfall. For those of us that need a portable source of hot water, check out the Eccotemp L5 at outdoortankless.ca. We’re looking forward to taking it camping this summer – the kids already love it and I know a few friends who might just be coaxed into the great outdoors with the promise of a hot shower at the end of the day.

What do you think of this setup? Could you make use of one of these at home or on the road? Let us know in the comments below.

About Paul

A guy trying to get away from his desk so that he can fish, hike, play and just plain be in the outdoors.
AUGUST BUCKET FUND:  In memory of Hardy who didn’t make it and to support little foals like Milan who did… (wild horses in distress, rescued off of the range).  The LRTC Large Animal Emergency Rescue Team needs another, very helpful, piece of equipment.  It is an A-Frame which rights downed horses.  They need $2200 and right now, we have $400.
Please help if you can… this type of equipment upgrade will save many lives – faster.
All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Thank you in advance.

This is the AFrame…


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HORSE AND MAN JEWELRY IS HITTING THE BIG TIME (sort-of)… Any Master Booth people out there? I could use some expert tips!






Horse and Man Jewelry is doing the Cowgirl Christmas tradeshow!

(Gasp!)  I just went for it.  Paid for the booth already and everything.

Holy Crap!  I have to make 250 pieces by November 22nd!  (Gulp!)

HOW DID THIS COME ABOUT?

Well, to be honest, although I don’t have time when I’m working, I do love to sit down and create.  It is fun for me.  I enjoy it.

Anyway, I was shopping or doing something downtown and I saw this flyer.  I’ve posted the front and back here.

So… Hmmmm.

I thought to myself, “I could be a vendor…”.

What many of you probably don’t know is that many moons ago, when I was a highly employed producer, I opened a table (cool table top art pieces- ceramic, wood, metal…), wall (paintings and mixed media) and body art (jewelry) gallery.   It was called, Itchy Fingers Gallery.

Well, when you have a retail shop, you have to go ‘shopping’ in order to fill your store.  I went on many buying trips (FUN!).  And, over the 10 years of owning my shop, I saw many booths and wholesale shows.

So,  the retail part of this new venture doesn’t scare me.  It is the making the stuff to sell and fast-paced selling – that does.

I did the math and basically, I have to have on hand at least 250 items so that I could sell 50% and come out way ahead for the December Bucket Fund.

THE HARD PART (fast selling) WILL GET EASIER WHEN FACE TO FACE…

Since I’ve been in Paso Robles, I tend to “Mr. T” layer the pieces … and I’ve had many women stop me on the street and ask where I got my necklaces.

I think the visual of seeing them stacked together or at least on a real neck, helps sell them – especially the long pieces that don’t photograph well.

Because of being able to sell them off of my neck, when a small local vineyard asked me to sell on one of their Open Houses earlier this year, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out.

I set  up a little table with a nice cloth.  I had velvet necks and pieces displayed as best I could with natural wood items I had around the place… Nothing fancy – but workable.  I was the only one selling my stuff.  I figured I’d sell a few and it would be slow paced and easy.

I was wrong.

Most of the ladies who came to the event were happy and enjoying their wine, so that might have greased the decisions, but I sold out – mostly – and I couldn’t keep up.  Ladies were grabbing and trying and asking and… wanting to pay with a credit card when my reader wasn’t working and I had to figure all that out…

Oy.  I’m surprised I sold anything at all – I was so discombobulated.  Selling at a booth is VERY DIFFERENT than selling behind a counter at my store..

Anyway, through all of that, the ladies were gracious (again, the wine helped..) and I ended up selling out.  I had the high end pieces left, but all the other pieces sold really fast. – Especially whatever I was wearing.  I’d sell what I was wearing and put on another set of something, and that would sell.

I think it is a very visual thing.  A real neck is the key.

BUT THIS EVENT IS MUCH, MUCH BIGGER

At the tiny vineyard show, I wasn’t so slick at the Pay Pal slide your card thing… and I was trying to box, wrap and bag every purchase.

Yikes.  I was a fumbling mess… So I need to practice using the swiper thing… and no more individual boxing and ribbon and tissue and pretty bag.

I’m going to pre-fill bags with boxes and ribbon and tissue where the buyer can assemble at home.  Most people didn’t want it boxed anyway (I found out after I boxed almost every sale) because they wanted to look at it when they got home.  Live and learn.

Anyway, this is big for me and on top of it all, I have to have some sort of a BOOTH.

Is there any “booth magic” that veteran sales people might be able to tell me?  I have tables and soft mats and a good chair and fans and candy… I have display necks and display sand/rice… I will figure out a sign…

But do any of you have genius ideas that I should incorporate?  I’D LOVE TO HEAR from you!  email me here.

THANK YOU AND WISH ME LUCK!

I probably won’t have much jewelry to sell between now and then (a few pieces a month), so if you want anything, please either email me to look on our FB page or on our website.  I am listing inventory below.

Shipping included in all prices!  ALL SALES SUPPORT THE BUCKET FUND!

Featured 5: Turquoise, Gemstones with Sterling Cowskull necklace! So much going on for only $68!

Lovely alone or layered, can be doubled. Gorgeous turquoise, turquoise heishi beads, jasper beads and handmade sterling beads with Sterling cowskull pendant (1″). Chrysoprase chunk bead at closure. Necklace 30″.

To purchase, click here!

FEATURED:   ALL TIME FAVORITE WRAP necklace/bracelet. SO MUCH DETAIL for only $212!

This is an amazing addition to your jewelry box. Single, double or triple necklace wrap with different sections at every angle. Floating antique cross can be placed anywhere. Czech glass white and creme pearls, Antique African trading beads in bronze/copper/red, silver beads, silver mismatched chain, crystal nuggets, silver orbs, silver inlay on crystal and crystal closure. Chain is 50″!!! pendant 2+ inches. A great piece!

To purchase, click here!

FEATURED 2:  GRAB IT NOW – Perfect for layering! Only $48!

This is the necklace everyone always asks me to create! The multi-colored neutrals that works with gold or silver and perfect for stand alone or layering! You will love this! 24″

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FEATURED 3:  DUSTY PINK PERFECTION! Only $32!

Transparent Czech glass dusty rose beads with handmade sterling heart charm at crystal closure. Really nice alone or as an accent. 18″.

To purchase, click here!

FEATURED 6: WYOMING DUSK NECKLACE! Only $32!

This is one of my favorite combinations of beads and color. Such a nice blend! Czech glass beads in hues of earthy but vibrant greens. Handmade sterling heart at crystal closure. 18″

To purchase, click here!

 FEATURED 12:  LAPIS AND CARAMEL necklace/bracelet!
Czech glass trade beads in lapis and earthtones with a handmade sterling silver bird charm and gemstone Lapis large round bead at closure. Wear this with jeans or a dress! 26″
To purchase, click here!
 AUGUST BUCKET FUND:  In memory of Hardy who didn’t make it and to support little foals like Milan who did… (wild horses in distress, rescued off of the range).  The LRTC Large Animal Emergency Rescue Team needs another, very helpful, piece of equipment.  It is an A-Frame which rights downed horses.  They need $2200 and right now, we have $400.
Please help if you can… this type of equipment upgrade will save many lives – faster.
All donations are 100% tax deductible!  Thank you in advance.

In memory of Hardy who probably had WNV. We are still awaiting results of his blood tests.

This is an A-frame demonstration.

 

 

 


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