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Insta Hot® Equine Portable Washing System
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    Insta Hot® Equine Portable Washing System

    Item # 21550

    No More Cold Baths

    Does your horse tense up in anticipation of another cold bath?
    Insta Hot takes the stress out of bathing for you and your horse, increasing source water temperature up to 40 F warmer for a comfortable bath.

    Hot Water Anywhere

    No outlet? No problem. Igniter powered by 2 D-cell batteries. All you need is a water source. Use at the barn, horse show, garage, shed, and camper at home or on the road.

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    Special Offer!
    SAVE $50 when you buy the Insta Hot, Cart, and Basket together.

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    $199.99 $179.99

    Unlimited Hot Water in Seconds!

    Quick & Convenient:

    Set up is quick and hassle-free. Operation is simple. Results are extraordinary. Simply attach a hose from the incoming water source, start the battery igniter, and have hot water instantly. Control knobs regulate water temperature and flow. Rolls easily into your trailer and takes up little space in tack room or wash stall.

    Multiple Applications:

    Features:

    Louvered vent top keeps heating unit clean, protected from falling debris, and creates a draft for efficient combustion - more heat, less gas. Automatic safety shut-off after 20 min of non-use.

    Specifications:

    1.4 gallons of hot water per minute. Increases source water temperature up to 40º F warmer at 1 gallon per minute. Operates off any propane tank. Up to 18 hours use on a standard 20 lbs. tank (not included). Igniter powered by 2 D-cell batteries (not included). Unit measures 12” x 15” x 4” and weighs 10 lbs.

    What’s in the Box:

    Includes heater, gas regulator line, 25’ hose with brass nozzle, and easy-to-follow instructions

    Accessories:

    1 Year Warranty!

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    Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System
     
    4.6

    (based on 276 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (182)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (88)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (38)
    • Good value (37)
    • Portable (21)
    • Durable (18)
    • Attractive (8)

    Cons

    • Low water pressure (3)

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (14)
    • Washing horses (11)
    • Working/training (10)
    • Show ring (9)
    • Trail riding (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (65)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Horse owner (16), Experienced rider (7), Leisurely rider (4)

    Reviewed by 276 customers

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    5.0

    My husband loves this washing system

    By Bo

    from McLouth, KS

    About Me Horse Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Anytime I need to wash or rinse off our horses,
      • Pleasure Riding
      • Show Ring
      • Trail Riding
      • Working/Training

      Comments about Insta Hot® Equine Portable Washing System:

      Hooked it up just like the photo on the box and attached it to the water hose and it was a breeze to use and very handy to have hot water to wash with.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Love

      By BriAnaHaak

      from Knoxville TN

      About Me Horse Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Good Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Pleasure Riding
        • Show Ring
        • Trail Riding
        • Working/Training

        Comments about Insta Hot® Equine Portable Washing System:

        I am extremely happy! Gave my mare a bath today - no dancing around from cold water. Thank you for providing an affordable option for horse owners!

         
        5.0

        Insta hot

        By Laure

        from Gilroy can

        About Me Experienced Rider

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Pleasure Riding
          • Show Ring
          • Trail Riding
          • Working/Training

          Comments about Insta Hot® Equine Portable Washing System:

          So excited about have nice clean horses with my wonderful insta hot.

           
          5.0

          Grateful for hot water!

          By Piper the P

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Horse Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Comfortable
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Working/Training

            Comments about Insta Hot® Equine Portable Washing System:

            Our racehorses love the Insta hot machine! We go to numerous tracks that doesn't have got water and this makes it so nice to keep them clean year around. We have a friend who told us about this machine and we were very pleased. It is light and easy moveable.

             
            5.0

            Great product

            By Camsmom

            from Chesterfield, MO

            About Me Horse Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Insta Hot® Equine Portable Washing System:

                This is my second unit. The first one lasted close to 20 yrs. Loved it. Hot water whenever and wherever you need it. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get the new unit to work and it's been too cold to troubleshoot.

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                29 Questions | 47 Answers
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                • Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System with Cart & Basket

                  Q:

                  Is the spray strong enough? Could you hook a pressure washer up to it? Is there a dispenser to add soap to it and be able to spray the soap through the nozzle?
                  Asked on 3/1/2017 by Joansie from Sunnyvale, CA

                  7 answers

                  • A:

                    Have not used mine yet so not sure about the first n second question. There is not a place to put soap in but you could easily a add one of those dispenses to use. Let me know if you get an answer to the second question. Curious about that myself.
                    Glenna
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 3/9/2017 by glennawhite1234 from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    The spray is equivalent to your hose pressure. Which is generally sufficient to bathe a horse. It is not designed to use as a pressure washer. There is no soap injection.
                    We have several of these units in each one of our barns. They heat well and and are economical as far as propane consumption.

                    Answered on 3/3/2017 by myf-150 from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    The spray is equivalent to your hose pressure. Which is generally sufficient to bathe a horse. It is not designed to use as a pressure washer. There is no soap injection.
                    We have several of these units in each one of our barns. They heat well and and are economical as far as propane consumption.

                    Answered on 3/3/2017 by myf-150 from undisclosed
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The sprayer is strong enough for use on livestock, dogs, horses. We don't suggest hooking it up to a pressure washer since the water would get cold before it came out the pressure washer. There is no dispenser to add soap.

                    Answered on 3/2/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                  • A:

                    The spray is strong enough for horses. I wouldn't hook up a pressure washer as that would be very hard on the horses skin, there is mot a dispenser to add soap to it, but you can put a product like the horse wash that comes in a bottle to connect up before the spray nozzle. Warning: do not leave this out in below freezing temps, even drained as it will break the coils.
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 3/2/2017 by ritaandthreeboys from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    I haven't used it yet so I am not sure on the water pressure. As for the soap dispenser, I guess you could put on on the end of the hose before the end nozzle.  It does not have a separate area for soap like a pressure washer does.  As for hooking a pressure washer to it, the hose coming from the heater probably could be hooked to a pressure washer, but not sure if the heater could keep up with the demand of the pressure washer.  I did not buy it for that, but for washing cattle, horses, and dogs during cold and cool weather.

                    Answered on 3/2/2017 by sueiolson55 from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    I find that the pressure is ok takes longer to get soap off but at least the water is warm. If you don't mind adding a few more minutes to your bath time then it's a great product if your looking for a quick bath then I would find something else with better pressure. Pressure washer I wouldn't but then again perhaps call the company as they would be better advisors for that. As far as attachments there is a twist metal nozzle that you can't attach anything to but you probably could try and fit something on the hose after removing the original nozzle or use a similar hose that is more compatible for switching nozzles. There is no place for soap unless u got a different hose and we those spray on soap products.

                    Answered on 3/1/2017 by lrouns93 from undisclosed
                • Q:

                  How can I get a replacement piece. I lost the little bronze stopper off the bottom that drains the unit of water? I called the customer service line and left a message but they have yet to call me back.
                  Asked on 2/27/2017 by Jackie from Kentucky

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    You can contact Eco-Temp which is the manufacturer of the Insta Hot. Their customer service is 866-356-1992. They will be able to get you a replacement piece.

                    Answered on 2/27/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                • Q:

                  I have only used this twice to give my dogs a bath and each time it will not stay hot. In order to get warm water again I have to turn the nozzle completely off and back on again. I have tried two different water sources with the same problem. It's very frustrating and irritating to have to keep one hand in the water to monitor temperature. This is a brand new unit. Any help would be appreciated.
                  Asked on 2/10/2017 by Tiffany from Pioneer, la

                  8 answers

                  • A:

                    I am having the same problem. Did you get an answer to the issue?

                    Answered on 2/18/2017 by dgantt from Georgia
                  • A:

                    Hello,
                    I had a problem connecting the regular water hose to the input pipe - I had
                    to buy an adapter. (I used the adapter that came with it for the outgoing
                    hose.) I only used it once to wash my horse. The water stayed hot. I
                    suspect the reason it comes with the hose for spraying is that it is a
                    narrower hose, less flow, and that means the water is running through it
                    slowly enough to warm up. I know one other person who had one in her barn
                    for years; I do not know of any problems.
                    Perhaps there is something defective about that specific unit?
                    Good luck.
                    Jane
                    Jane Pipkin

                    Answered on 2/14/2017 by janepipkin10 from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    I have the exact same problem with new unit. Some times I turn it off and on several times and it doesn't always come
                    Back on warm. Very frustrating for water to go cold after horse or dog is already soapy. Just have to rinse cold. I wish I had just spent the money to put in a hot water heater. I would return if I could
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 2/13/2017 by dgantt4025 from undisclosed
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact customer service at 800-365-1311. They will be able to help you with this issue.

                    Answered on 2/13/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                  • A:

                    Glad to know I'm not the only one!! Yes I had this problem. I had mine mounted to the wall of the wash rack and despite a clear day it seemed that just someone breathing heavy around it the pilot light would go out. I had some metal panels made (old road signs) and placed on the sides. That worked for a while but still would go out therefore an additional panel was needed across the front linking the two sides essentially creating a cover around it to protect it from the wind. That seems to work well and we will c how that goes. Seems like the more protection from the wind the better! Good luck!

                    Answered on 2/12/2017 by lrouns93 from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    Mine does this too when the batteries need to be replaced. Try that first.
                    Also make sure that your water pressure knob and water temp knob are all
                    the way open as well as the propane tank knob. Hope this helps!
                    Kadra Dunlap

                    Answered on 2/10/2017 by hardlucklivestock from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    Can you see the flame in the three little tear drop window on the left front? I have two of these units at booth of our barns. The only time temperature is not consistent
                    is when propane is low. You will see very little flame in the window. Hope this helps.

                    Answered on 2/10/2017 by myf-150 from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    Sounds like the pilot light is going out. This happens to me if it is breezy in my barn. The breeze blows the flame out and then I have to restart the unit.  You might also check to make sure that the propane supply is working correctly. You can do this by hooking the supply line and tank up to a gas grill. If it's going out and not due to a breeze, I would return and exchange the unit for a new one. I just bought my second unit and couldn't get it to work for anything. I returned it to Schneiders and they sent a new one within a few days which worked perfectly.  Great customer service. 
                    Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

                    Answered on 2/10/2017 by fkomar from undisclosed
                • Q:

                  My husband gave me the Insta-Hot unit for Christmas and I was thrilled. Although I didn't need to wash horses, I did have nasty blankets so lined them up on the panel fencing to wash with hot water during the unusually mild weather last week. The connections leak a lot but the water warms up 35 degrees on the highest heat/lowest water level. The main problem is that the heater shuts off every 50 to 60 seconds and I had to turn the water off and then on every time. What is the problem? My husband tightened all connections as much as he dared and was not able to eliminate leaks.
                  Asked on 1/6/2017 by Cathy from Oklahoma

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    If you are using a gun type sprayer it will go on and off. Which makes the system turn on and off. You will need to get a spray that continuously sprays. If you have any more questions please contact customer service at 800-365-1311

                    Answered on 1/11/2017 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                • Q:

                  Where can I get parts? The brass valve that screws in at the bottom to drain fell out.
                  Asked on 11/23/2016 by Trisha

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact customer service and they will be able to help you. 800-365-1311.

                    Answered on 12/6/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                • Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System with Cart & Basket

                  Q:

                  I keep the temp on the lowest setting and the water on the highest setting. Hot water will sometimes surge through and i constantly feel i have to keep my hand on my horse wherever the water sprays to make sure he doesn't get a blast of hot water. Is there a solution?
                  Asked on 11/10/2016 by Pamela from United States

                  4 answers

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    2 issues could be at fault here,
                    1) it could be a buildup of calcium and mineral deposit within the heaters pipes themselves. (simple fix – is to back flush the unit with vinegar or to descale the unit to remove all the buildup)
                    2) it could be an issue with her water pressure not being steady and fluctuating causing the water to get hotter for short periods.
                    - The issue is not that it is a setting on the heater, it is simply that there is buildup within the heating pipes that is causing the water to slow down at times and create those hot flashes or that the issue lies in her water line and not producing a steady flow or pressure.

                    Answered on 12/14/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                  • A:

                    I also keep it at medium heat, and test it regularly. I have not had any trouble with keeping a steady temp. But I did have trouble with the flame going out on the propane on windy days. 
                    Sent from Renee's iPhone

                    Answered on 11/10/2016 by rlscucci from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    I have find if I use the continuous flow nozzle it comes with, I have no problem. But if I use my trigger nozzle, every time I release the handle the water and heater turns off. When I squeeze the nozzle all comes back on and there is a blast of hot water. 
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 11/10/2016 by onlinecowgirl from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    I've never had that problem.  I keep water at highest and gas at the middle setting   I've had it give me a blast of cold water once in awhile.  If there is wind it will fluctuate.  Love this machine   I also use a different nozzle then came with it.  It's
                    an adjustable spray.  Hope this helps. 
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 11/10/2016 by luvmyhorses51 from undisclosed
                • Q:

                  In a climate that doesn't go below freezing, does this unit still need to be drained? I only need it for the winter months, so I'd like to know the requirements for draining to prevent damage others have mentioned.
                  Asked on 10/22/2016 by Boxterbelle from Santa Ynez, Ca

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    We suggest to all ways drain the unit. If you know it is going to get below freezing drain and use pressured air to put through the unit to make sure you got all the water out of the coils.

                    Answered on 10/26/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                • Q:

                  I'm trying to decide between the original and power max. What's the difference if they both supply unlimited hot water? And what scenario would I want to spend the extra on the original?
                  Asked on 10/1/2016 by BUCKY GIRL from WI

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    With the power max you would want this one if you are planing on using it in the colder months and if your well water is colder. This one will heat the water up warmer if you have those two things.

                    Answered on 10/5/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                • Q:

                  can i attach a showerhead dual purpose shower for me too
                  Asked on 9/18/2016 by sharon from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Yes, if you have a showerhead that works going on a normal hose.

                    Answered on 9/19/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                • Q:

                  Internal metal attachment to the water supply severed off. How to fix
                  Asked on 7/22/2016 by Barb from Woodland wa

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please send pictures to cdavis@sstack.com. She will be able to help you to see if there is a part to fix the item.

                    Answered on 7/25/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
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