gas hot water system
saw Mercury HW60 operating at the Gympie Muster and just had to have
one. What a great idea.
hangs virtually on anything that is stable. We have ours on a
bracket on the back of our van. It was attached to a post when we
bought it. The heater comes with a pump that produces 3.8 litres
per minute, much better pressure than our $20 job - girls
it's great for washing your hair.
have a thing about how much water we use. With our old system we got
two showers without turning off the water from less than 20 litres
including washing hair. The new pump does not use any more water
than the old one, mainly because you get more water and don't need
as much time to rinse off, hence saving water.
Mercury HW60 was $400 at Rod's Country Camping Gear. There are no hose attachments included
in the price, just need 2 regular hose attachments and a snap on/off
gas fitting, a longer gas hose and 2 pieces of regular garden hose
to what ever length you require.
We have our shower pump connected to a simple small red jump
battery pack which we can get more than 10 days straight out of it
just running the shower. We have
changed the wiring slightly so we can now turn it on/off from inside
the shower tent. Every time you turn the water off, the pilot light will go out and
when you turn the water back on the pilot light will automatically fire up and you have
hot water. Once you have adjusted the controls to what temperature you require there is no need to change it.
Speaking to a
few people that had them, one guy uses a small plastic garbage bin
full of water so he doesn't have to keep carrying water. You can run
the hose into your camper/caravan tank or just out of a 20lt plastic
how it works
Water passes through a set of coils that function like a boiler. A
computer sensor ignites a burner, which heats the coils. Water heats
up within seconds. The system shuts off when the water flow ends.
gas water heater HW60 specs
dimensions - 430 x 279 x 100mm
weight - 4.7 kg
flow rate - 6 liters per minute 25 C @ 1.59 gpm
heat output - 12000 watt - ( 40,946 Btu /hr )
ultra low water pressure start IC water control device
no electrical hook up
no standing pilot
20-min timing shut-off to avoid CO toxicoses accidents
Safety features include a flame failure safety device, over water pressure
protection, frostbite protection, dry burning protection & an anti
- wind flow back device.
The Mercury HW60 requires no standing pilot light with the unit
using two D size batteries to ignite
the electronic spark module or pilot light.
two water temperature level setting,
Summer & Winter.
installed inside a caravan etc a flue should be installed on this
unit either vertical or horizontal through a wall 3ft
vertical to 1ft horizontal.
The Mercury HW60 comes with a 12 month warranty.
Country Camping Gear can be contacted on 0418 423 610.