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Loved it...Until it Died
on March 11, 2014
Update: 6-3-15 I purchased a second one, since I couldn't find an alternative. This one has worked for nearly a year, and takes about 2 hours to warm about 20 gallons of cold water in a drum. I have an RV pump transfer the warm water from the drum to the shower head in my tub at camp. Works good, but I might have to buy a third, as I'm afraid of the shelf life of it. Sometimes I have to unplug & replug because it stops working for a bit.
Worked great for heating water in a bucket for camp showers and baths. Took about 2 hours to heat a bucked of icy cold creek water to a nice temp for a shower in a solar bag. I had it heating a bathtub full of water and during my hours of waiting, the water was lukewarm. I noticed that the heat swirlys in the water had ceased to emanate from the heater. I unplugged it, then plugged it back in, and still nothing. I noticed a dark spot on the element, and am pretty sure it's toast. I used it about 10 times. Since my window to return it had passed a month ago, I will just throw it out. I can't see spending the money to buy another one, so it's back to the stovetop one pot at a time to warm my water.