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Old 06-30-2022, 10:09 AM   #1
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Showermiser experience anyone?

Hello! Has anyone had any experience with the Showermiser? (https://www.showermiser.com). Seems like an obvious and effective water conservation capability, but I am not sure the complexity of reaching the fill, vent, and pressure lines.

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I have had mine installed for a couple years now. Definitely worth it if you utilize sites with no water hookups.

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Old 07-01-2022, 02:20 PM   #3
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If you have a wife that washes her hair in your Airstream then she probably will not like it. Of course this depends on how long and thick her hair is. Mine didn’t care for it at all because of this. Plus, we rarely boondock and that was why I bought it in the first place.
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Hi - thank you for the feedback based on your experience. However, I’m not sure I understand it. The concept is that the showermiser recycles the fresh (cold) water as the water heater brings the temp up. How would this be an issue for someone washing their hair? I would think that this would be a huge benefit…

I am likely missing something and would love to understand better.
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Old 07-02-2022, 05:55 AM   #5
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Not sure what the real water savings is? 100 feet of 1/2 pex tubing has a volume of .92 of a gallon. How much water can there be between the water heater and the shower head? Let the water heater get to temp, turn the shower head to full hot, flush out the 10 feet of line (less than 1/10th of a gallon) then adjust to temp. Not really a savings. Shutting the shower head off between lathering up and rising saves more than that. JMO

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Not sure what the real water savings is? 100 feet of 1/2 pex tubing has a volume of .92 of a gallon. How much water can there be between the water heater and the shower head? Let the water heater get to temp, turn the shower head to full hot, flush out the 10 feet of line (less than 1/10th of a gallon) then adjust to temp. Not really a savings. Shutting the shower head off between lathering up and rising saves more than that. JMO

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You can still turn off the water while washing. The showermiser allows you to recirculate the water back to the fresh tank as it reaches temperature. You open the valve once it’s up to temp. My OEM on demand heater takes roughly 40 seconds or 1/2-3/4 gallons to kick out warm water.
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Hi - thank you for the feedback based on your experience. However, I’m not sure I understand it. The concept is that the showermiser recycles the fresh (cold) water as the water heater brings the temp up. How would this be an issue for someone washing their hair? I would think that this would be a huge benefit…

I am likely missing something and would love to understand better.
You are correct… my mistake. I was thinking of the shower head. I do wish Airstream would install this product on their trailers in the factory though. It makes perfect sense.
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I get it… the gain may be small. I have a 2019 classic and on a cold day, i watch 1 to 2 gallons of fresh water fill up the gray tank while warm water makes it’s way to the shower head. I know how to conserve water once the shower is running at temp (30 years in the army…many times without warm water…).

I would love to hear how others reduce the waste. I turn on “max” hot water via the Alder panel for about 15 minutes before starting the shower. Any other tips?

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We have a 18 classic and just catch the water and use it elsewhere like cooking or watering plants. It’s mostly important when boondocking to preserve tanks and keep you out longer.

If you’re hooked up we mostly just let it go down the drain and just dump grey often while on sewer.
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Not sure what the real water savings is? 100 feet of 1/2 pex tubing has a volume of .92 of a gallon. How much water can there be between the water heater and the shower head? Let the water heater get to temp, turn the shower head to full hot, flush out the 10 feet of line (less than 1/10th of a gallon) then adjust to temp. Not really a savings. Shutting the shower head off between lathering up and rising saves more than that. JMO

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Your trailer came with a water heater with a tank. This is to save water with the new tankless water heaters that have a delay from the time water starts flowing before the water heater even starts heating water on RVs.
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Your trailer came with a water heater with a tank. This is to save water with the new tankless water heaters that have a delay from the time water starts flowing before the water heater even starts heating water on RVs.

That makes sense! Could not understand the savings in my set up. Does seem that Airstream has done everything it can to make boondocking more complicated with the "upgrades" on the new units. My water heater is an additional 6 gallons of water to start the trip with when we fill up.

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