Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Hot Water!!!!

 
 The Handsome after a warm bath.  The combination of a warm bath and some beautiful weather had him cantering around after his bath like a colt.

Recently The Other Half surprised me yet again.  We have a fully plumbed and powered barn, the one thing it is missing is hot water.  The weather has been really nice lately and The Other Half said something about baths for all three ponies and I said “Yeah, probably the last one for a while.” Little did I know he contacted one of our friends to ask about her hot water heater for her barn.  She had a pretty awesome set up with it on a cart so you can take it anywhere you need and have hot water.   He got the information on what type of heater it is and went on Amazon.  He found the perfect heater for what I would need.  Here it is if anyone is interested:  https://www.amazon.com/Eccotemp-L10-Portable-Outdoor-Tankless/dp/B002JLSH5S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1478651941&sr=8-1&keywords=eccotemp+l10
 
The next day it showed up at the house and The Other Half had all the fittings and pieces he’d need.  We looked at mounting it on the wall of the barn by the wash rack but I can all but guarantee it would have only been a matter of time before Wesson tried to knock it off the wall, because that is one of his hobbies.   I decided it would be better on a dolly because then I could move it where ever I wanted and it could be in the storage stall when not in use.
 
The Other Half did an awesome, awesome job with it.  It is very easy to use, all I have to do is connect the hose from the heater to the spicket at the barn and then turn the valve on for the propane tank.  From there you adjust the heat as needed.

The finished product!

The flame kicks on immediately, and the water is instantly hot.  I LOVE IT! The pones love it too.  They like their hot baths. Klein, the princess that gets offended any time I even think about going near her face with a sprayer lets me spray her face with hot water.

This is going to make my life a lot easier when spring shows roll around.  Plus, if you know the bittersweet heartache of owning a grey...hot water is your friend when it comes to cleaning them.  This will also allow me to bathe Klein more frequently in the colder months so that she can stay cleaner overall.  Thankfully Wes and Mochs hide dirt pretty well for the most part.  I don't know what I'd do if I had three greys.

The Other Half is also in a FB group that Horse Hubby started and is full of other horse hubbies that either share great ideas or cry on eachother’s shoulders because they all share the pain of being slaves to the horsebeasts.  He posted the picture of the set up so that other horse hubbies could see it in case they wanted to put one together.  Horse Hubby made it into a meme and shared it on his page.

  Well...he's right.

10 comments:

  1. What a good man! My mom has one (a different kind though) and really struggles with a lack of water pressure. How's the pressure on this one?

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  2. Seriously! My DH would give me the dirty eyeball if I mentioned anything about doing plumbing for the horses, Lol. I am lucky I have a shower for myself!

    Lucky lady and ponies!

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  3. Yep, you hit the man lottery for sure. ;-) What an amazing gift. Hot water tank for the horses over jewelry any day! Thank you for sharing the link. I always wonder where people get these things.

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    1. He is pretty creative and always knows how to fix things or make them better :)

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  4. Awesome! MAY get one myself in the spring.

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  5. Agree with Liz - you are the winner! Thanks for the tip. :D

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