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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #275 on: October 07, 2016, 10:54:24 AM »
Tourer77:

Reckon that's a good idea? Its something we're also considering and perhaps even leaning towards at this stage. In terms of ease of use - may even be easier than a switch on the shower head. If you've got the head on a holder it would be easier to twist a valve in the hose rather than having to flick one on the shower head without moving it out of position?

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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #276 on: October 08, 2016, 09:16:07 AM »
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Further thought.

Currently the shower rose clicks round to different positions for "fine, medium & hard" spray (I know that's not exact but you get the idea  :D).

How about modifying that slightly to be: Off, fine, medium, hard, off? Take the switch out of the handset completely & control everything from the "dial" on the rose - easy to twist for little hands but positive click positions so it doesn't just flop around.
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #277 on: October 10, 2016, 08:06:52 AM »
Yup, we could look at that too. In fact we may have thought about it already - only concern may be that with soapy hands it'll be hard to grip hard enough to twist.
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« Reply #278 on: October 29, 2016, 05:30:14 PM »
Hi all.. sorry struggling to search this thread but I think I have an issue with the solenoid not opening.  No clunk and the ingition firing but no flame.  What are the suggestions?

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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #279 on: October 29, 2016, 05:44:05 PM »
Battery power??
Or lack of ?

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« Reply #280 on: October 29, 2016, 06:32:44 PM »
Battery power??
Or lack of ?

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Ill give it a crack in the morning but new batteries and I can hear the ignition just no gas
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #281 on: October 31, 2016, 10:36:48 AM »
@ oompa01

Can you please send me a PM with your contact number and I'll either buzz you myself or get one of my tech. support guys to give you a call to go over some troubleshoot steps :)!
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #282 on: November 25, 2016, 08:15:05 AM »
@ Bart
have pm'd for price on hottap outing + bag.
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #283 on: November 25, 2016, 11:07:21 AM »
Thanks Mark - got it :)!
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #284 on: January 11, 2017, 04:12:58 PM »
I wanted to get the creek screen filter accessory, but the Boss wouldn't let me spend $70 on a 'bloody filter'  :-[

While at the big green shed this weekend I found a good substitute that got her approval lol

I found a Pope Bubbler watering head for under $10 -
http://www.popeproducts.com.au/product/bubbler



This is filled with holes, and also has a fine metal mesh inside - plug it in and it works fine in reverse! The mesh keeps the floating gunk off, works fantastic. With a bit of the missus old stocking over it, should filter pretty finely too!

Now to just mount it through a bit of foam as a floating platform and let it float out into the river  :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #285 on: January 11, 2017, 04:58:11 PM »
Good find, is it heavy enough to stay on the bottom of a bucket or creek?  Or will it float?

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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #286 on: January 11, 2017, 05:43:34 PM »
Good find, is it heavy enough to stay on the bottom of a bucket or creek?  Or will it float?

KB

It is incredibly light, but with the hose it was heavy enough to stay in the bucket I tried it with. That why I want to mount it through something - make sure it stays vertical then in the river/creek
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #287 on: January 13, 2017, 09:39:25 AM »
Nice find! Pretty cool idea with the stocking and foam - I love DIY! Keep us posted how it goes :) If they have a bigger one of them maybe look into one (using your similar set up) as the surface area might be a bit restrictive on amount of water it will suck through?

In saying this, I could definitely be wrong - and probably am if you've already tested her out ;)

Actually very interested to see how this set up fares - keep us all updated :)

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« Reply #288 on: January 14, 2017, 09:26:47 AM »
Nice find! Pretty cool idea with the stocking and foam - I love DIY! Keep us posted how it goes :) If they have a bigger one of them maybe look into one (using your similar set up) as the surface area might be a bit restrictive on amount of water it will suck through?

I had actually thought of that Bart - I did before and after testing and it didn't seem to impede the flow at all. But, if I go the stocking route I might just drill a few more holes in the dome top, as its not going to be used as a sprinkler, which will give more input area  ;D
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #289 on: January 14, 2017, 02:02:51 PM »
Before drilling the holes have a close look. There might not be any filter behind your holes.

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« Reply #290 on: January 14, 2017, 02:05:10 PM »
Ozsnowman....that's got to be the best pic of a bloody hose I've ever seen...cool  :cheers:

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« Reply #291 on: January 14, 2017, 02:17:14 PM »
Before drilling the holes have a close look. There might not be any filter behind your holes.

Yeah I don't think there is, which is why I'll only do it if I go ahead and put some stocking over it to further filter it :)

Ozsnowman....that's got to be the best pic of a bloody hose I've ever seen...cool  :cheers:

LOL would love to claim credit, but I just nicked it off the official website hehe
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #292 on: January 17, 2017, 09:13:11 AM »
I had actually thought of that Bart - I did before and after testing and it didn't seem to impede the flow at all. But, if I go the stocking route I might just drill a few more holes in the dome top, as its not going to be used as a sprinkler, which will give more input area  ;D

Very smart to do before and after testing and come to a good conclusion. Seems like this is a win already!

Before drilling the holes have a close look. There might not be any filter behind your holes.

Good point by corndog, definitely want to have some filter behind the holes.

Yeah I don't think there is, which is why I'll only do it if I go ahead and put some stocking over it to further filter it :)

This might be a bit sneaky, but if you could open the cap off the filter, do you think you could find and fit a fine mesh screen twirled into the inside? While you're there, you could also put a weight in to help submerge (if it would fit and if you did want to take this route - not really sure how much room you got in there). Otherwise, I'm sure you know what you're doing - thought I would drop a couple suggestions while we're all here :)
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« Reply #293 on: January 19, 2017, 09:52:54 PM »
This might be a bit sneaky, but if you could open the cap off the filter, do you think you could find and fit a fine mesh screen twirled into the inside? While you're there, you could also put a weight in to help submerge (if it would fit and if you did want to take this route - not really sure how much room you got in there). Otherwise, I'm sure you know what you're doing - thought I would drop a couple suggestions while we're all here :)
Damn good idea, thanks Bart!  :cheers:

If I cant get in to it, I'll pop some glue onto some sinkers and drop them in the hose connector end :)
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #294 on: January 20, 2017, 08:34:00 AM »
Try for mesh and sinkers together, as opposed to no mesh and sinkers as with no mesh you'll get larger debris clogging things up (when on bed of creek/ river/ etc.). Whereas, with no mesh and floating I think you'll come across less larger debris.

Keep us posted :)
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Re: G'day! Bart here from Joolca - Portable LPG Water heaters.
« Reply #295 on: January 20, 2017, 12:50:52 PM »
G'day Bart,

I've been following this thread for months and I'm impressed by the user reviews of your product and your commitment to the service and advice you've provided over an extended period of time. Kudos to you!

My rig is a Jayco Swan and I intend to plumb a HotTap to the sink, the existing external shower and the tap on the draw bar using the onboard 9kg gas cylinder and the water supplied from the water tanks and from the mains water circuit. Straight forward huh?

Water supply from the mains circuit takes care of itself but it's the supply from the water tanks that has me a bit stumped. My intention is to tap into the water line on the outlet side of the onboard Shurflo pump which is rated at 10L/min. Given the HotTap maxes out at 6L/min I guess it should be sufficient to allow cold and hot to flow at the same time. Any thoughts?

Can you also PM me a price for the Outting, Jacket, Screen Filter and an additional Gasknect (for the BBQ) please?

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