You will appreciate -- just how easy this shower is to use
How to do it - Remove the pump and fill the RainMan tank with cold water to within 5cm or 2" from the top of the tank, about 12 litres or 3 Gallons --- Place the tank on a robust 7,500btu gas stove or burner for around 15 minutes ---- when the LCD strip thermometer on the side of the tank reaches the correct temperature remove from heat immediately -- insert the pump and raise the telescopic pipe system up out of the tank to a height that suites you
Tilt the showerhead up and pump the handle - 8 to 10 times then tilt the shower head down a little and the hot water will start flowing By tilting the showerhead down in stages - you can get anywhere between a 10-minute & a 5-minute pressurized hot shower -- when the pressure drops pump the handle 30 to 40 times and so on until you finish your shower -- It only takes 15 seconds or less to pump the handle 30 times
Number of pumps required -During a 5-minute shower you would need to pump the handle approx. 30 to 40 times twice --- For a 10-minute shower you would
need approximately 30 to 40 pumps 3 times. It only takes 15 seconds or less to pump the handle 30 times
To release the pressure in the tank If you have finished your shower and have not used all of the water in the tank - you can release the pressure by pulling
the ring up on the spring loaded valve and save the water for your next shower.
Hint To prolong your shower, tilt the showerhead up while soaping up or pumping as this will save water and you will enjoy a lot longer shower - than the times shown above and two people can have a good 5 - minute shower or longer, on the one tank fill.
There is no fiddling around trying to adjust the water to the correct temperature and if required the RainMan camping shower can be heated - beside the camp fire
The flow rate is regulated at the showerhead - to decrease the water flow tilt the showerhead up, to increase the water flow tilt it down - As you tilt the showerhead down the flow rate will increase until you reach the maximum high flow position. For a 10-minute shower tilt showerhead down slightly for a 8 minute shower tilt showerhead down a little more and so on when you reach the maximum high flow position you will
still get a good 5 minute hot shower.
There are 5 ways of heating the water & using the RainMan hot camp shower
Method # 1 - Heat the water with gas -- Fill the RainMan tank with cold water and place directly onto a heavy duty gas stove or a robust gas burner.
Method # 2 - Heat the water in a kettle then pour the hot water into the RainMan and top it up with cold water.
Method # 3 - Fill the RainMan tank with cold water then place it beside - Not on top Beside the campfire. Remove the showerhead and face the thermometer away from the heat.
Method # 4 - Use as a Solar shower Fill the RainMan tank with cold water and leave it out in the sun to heat, this method takes a while - But it works well.
Method # 5 - Don't heat the water -- on a hot day you can have a nice cool shower by the pool, on the beach, after a swim or a dive or a hot days camping.
There is no assembly required - All you need to do is fill the tank with water heat it to a temperature that suites you and your hot shower is ready. It is that simple.
The showerhead is 63mm or 2½ inches in diameter and is designed to get you wet. The water comes out under pressure like your normal shower at home --- not in a fine mist or a dribble like some water saving showerheads -- Behind the showerhead there is a stainless steel strainer to prevent any small particles from entering and blocking the holes in the head.
There is no need for: batteries, battery chargers, extra gas cylinders, electric water pumps, hand held showerheads, elect. cables, 4W Drives, hoses or buckets of water.
Many other uses: With the pipe system down & showerhead removed the RainMan camping shower can be used like a hot tap for washing dishes, clothes, children, adults, pets etc.