Megadouche is back in business, it has been since early April. We’ve learned that we can deploy it early and get some use regardless of small frosts. We have it for almost half the the year now and its deployment is cause for huge celebration. The kids are very excited about it.
It comes with several major improvements this year too, I’m not sure we’ll be able to top that.
Bigger tankless heater
This guy can heat double the amount of water the previous one could at 3.2 Gallons per minute.
Bigger pump, bigger shower head to go through all this water, and a better platform to step on
We now have a choice between the shower head and a longer hose that can reach places like the tub or laundry spot.
Continuous Propane Supply
It used to suck, when a tank became empty, to go get another one in the middle of a shower. This “auto change-over” contraption comes from the world of RVs and will alleviate that. I still need to make all this a little more stable.
We’ll often be out there after dusk, and so instead of playing with flashlights I found some outside 12V DC string lights I could hook up to the little solar system we have out there to move water. It’s extra magical.
The very fancy control board
last year a mouse built a nest right in the water heater one night. I imagine it must have been traumatic how its house turned into a sudden inferno. I had to disassemble it and clean it, no thanks. Also one day the water switch was just pulled to the “on” position, and we’re just not sure what happened but we blame squirrels. In any case, this thing there emits ever changing ultra sounds and LED blinking to hopefully keep all this away.
What’s the same
The siphon & sediment tub are the same, the formula works great. I did add an old battery to the solar setup, but it wasn’t really necessary, I just had it laying around.
This very well may be the final incarnation of megadouche, it’s become a fixture we all love.