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Old 08-24-2016, 08:30 AM   #11
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I'm not sure about the what gallons per minute output is on the water pump. Shower length depends upon how hot your water is adjusted to with the cold infusion, shower technique, and prescense of mind to keep at the task at hand, and not to pretend you're in a fancy hotel with unlimited hot water. I believe the most efficient technique involves starting at your head and shutting the water off as you shampoo or scrub each segment of your body and efficiently rinse each soapy part with the hose mounted shower head. The pump probably only runs about 4 minutes per shower. I could make a video but the consequences wouldn't be worth it.
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:43 AM   #12
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Well now we're getting back to that surface
area thing and my old schoolmate Archimedes passed away a few years ago and I'm not sure how to best measure that
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:58 AM   #13
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I'm not sure about the what gallons per minute output is on the water pump. Shower length depends upon how hot your water is adjusted to with the cold infusion, shower technique, and prescense of mind to keep at the task at hand, and not to pretend you're in a fancy hotel with unlimited hot water. I believe the most efficient technique involves starting at your head and shutting the water off as you shampoo or scrub each segment of your body and efficiently rinse each soapy part with the hose mounted shower head. The pump probably only runs about 4 minutes per shower. I could make a video but the consequences wouldn't be worth it.
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Old 08-24-2016, 09:12 AM   #14
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Hi: Iowa Dave..."Thank you for your support". Always liked a "Steamy video"... but a recording of a short "Shower song" will do!!! Alf
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:40 AM   #15
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How long are the "two showers within a few minutes of each other", so you don't run out of hot water?
It's hard to respond without a bunch of smiley faces considering all these "steamy" shower comments.

But, to answer this question, both of us freely use the off valve on the shower-head to stop water flow while soaping up and scrubbing. Since I have the benefit of less head hair to wash, my showers are shorter, say five minutes, versus hers, perhaps 10 minutes. There's probably another five minutes in between her shower and mine. And, nope, we've never run out on water in that time, either in our 17 or 19.
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:48 AM   #16
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Sounds about right, however your tag line is only partly correct, ( the Bible verse notwithstanding) to every thing there is a season but in our shower there is no " Turn, Turn, Turn"!
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:52 AM   #17
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Old 08-24-2016, 07:28 PM   #18
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Being an ex submarine sailor and having to donate our "excess" shower water to the reactor primary coolant loop and the galley, we were taught to do a 5 min shower when we got to take a shower.

Wet down, soap down, rinse down and then wipe down the shower interior. Stopping the flow of water before and after soap down.

If it took more than 5 minutes, you earned the nickname "Hollywood" for awhile.

I've since learned one of those puffy things the wife always uses works great for the soap down phase of the evolution.
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Don't know what the temp is coming out of the hotwater heater may be. All I can say is it's FLIPPIN' HOT when I'm washing dishes.
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It's hard to respond without a bunch of smiley faces considering all these "steamy" shower comments.

But, to answer this question, both of us freely use the off valve on the shower-head to stop water flow while soaping up and scrubbing. Since I have the benefit of less head hair to wash, my showers are shorter, say five minutes, versus hers, perhaps 10 minutes. There's probably another five minutes in between her shower and mine. And, nope, we've never run out on water in that time, either in our 17 or 19.
I could probably handle a quick 10 min shower. The time consuming part for me is washing my hair (lots of it!), rinsing, conditioning and rinsing again...and hopefully there's still hot water left!
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