Note: No matter what you do, you must always follow the directions concerning using propane in an enclosed space. Although the Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater is the safest system of it’s kind that I have found, you need to pay extreme respect to the consequences of using lit propane in an enclosed space. For this reason, I recommend you read the instructions twice before turning it on.
My Experiences With Using The Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater To Control Epilepsy Triggers In The Shower
You may be wondering what the Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater has to do with epilepsy. Depending on what kind of epilepsy you have, showering and temperature changes can trigger your symptoms. If this happens to you, you can find yourself going without showers for extended periods of time.
In addition to have trouble controlling a constant flow of water that is consistently the same temperature, you may also find your bathroom is dangerous for your new epileptic patterns. For these reasons, I was glad that I had success with using the Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater in my well ventilated garage.
Where Are The Cheap Temperature Controlled Water Heaters That Work?
Unfortunately, temperature controlled water heating systems are not cheap. Although a $25 LED shower head temperature indicator works to some degree, it doesn’t keep the water at one warm temperature. Thankfully, I found a solution to this temperature controlled shower dilemma that cost me less than $150. For me, regularly showering was made possible with the Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater.
Outfitting Your Non-Epilepsy Triggering Shower Stall In A Garage
Although there is a great tent that you can buy for $50 to use for the Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater, I found the most success in setting it up in the garage without the $50 tent. I made a silly video (the link is at the end of this article) that demonstrated how I used an upside down umbrella to make my shower stall in the garage. For the floor, I used flip flops and a $9 non-skid bath mat.
In other words, this doesn’t need to be complicated. You simply need a place for the water to drain out (under the garage door can be okay). You can also keep the water for watering plants or adding to grey-water tanks by using a kiddie pool.
I found that keeping the top of the shower (Not the top of Camp Chef Hot Water Heater!!!! Do NOT cover the water heater!!!) covered was important so that I didn’t get too cold in the big drafty garage. For insulating, you can use extra shower curtain liners (they are typically $2 each).
Using A Shower Chair and Installing Extra Padding For Epilepsy Safety
In addition to having a person on hand to monitor me during a shower with the Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater, I also found building out my own shower a relief. Before, I was filled with anxiety about taking a shower in an area that was filled with sharp edges and hard tiles. When I was forced into the garage to shower with the Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater, I realized that I could outfit the garage to be entirely seizure-proof in a way I couldn’t do with the bathroom upstairs.
Unexpected Jealousy Spawns Over Use Of The Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater
In the garage, I installed several waterproof gym mats and a shower chair to accommodate my epilepsy-triggering shower area. Between using the Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater to control the temperature and outfitting my shower area in ways I never imagined, I found myself extremely spoiled. What started as a shuffle into the garage to hose myself off like the family dog became an extreme spa-like experience. Now, a year later, I find myself shooing others away from trying to use my “nicer” shower.
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My Silly Shower Stall Building Video For The Camp Chef HWDS Triton Hot Water Heater