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    Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System

    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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    Item Availability Quantity Price

    Insta Hot® System

    #21550
    in stock
    $199.99 $179.99

    Insta Hot® System with Cart

    #23516
    in stock
    $289.98 $212.97

    Insta-Hot® System with Cart & Basket

    #24777
    in stock
    $274.97 $224.97

    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:

    Also Available!
    The Power Max Advantage

    All the great features of the Original Insta Hot plus dual burners and dual controls. The Power Max provides more heat and greater flexibility. Ideal for users in colder climates or those with frigid well water. Water goes in cold, and comes out as hot as you want!

     

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    Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System
     
    4.6

    (based on 274 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (179)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (88)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (38)
    • Good value (35)
    • Portable (21)
    • Durable (16)
    • Warm (8)

    Cons

    • Low water pressure (3)

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (14)
    • Washing horses (11)
    • Travel (9)
    • Bathing horses (8)
    • Indoor/outdoor (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (65)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Horse owner (15), Experienced rider (6), Leisurely rider (4)

    Reviewed by 274 customers

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    1.0

    I would not buy again.

    By dgantt

    from Georgia

    About Me Horse Owner

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Quality
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

      • Pleasure Riding
      • Show Ring

      Comments about Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System:

      I can only get my unit to come on just every once in a while. I have tried many times and it has only worked properly 2 times. I would love to return it if possible.
      Any suggestions?

       
      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.

             
            5.0

            After 4 1/2 years it is still going strong!

            By Cash Creek Farm

            from McMinnville,OR

            About Me Professional Rider

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Insta-Hot® Portable Equine Washing System:

                Love love love this, we take it to sows where there are no hot water wash racks and use it at home as more cost effective hot water heater for he barn.

                 
                5.0

                Yes I would buy again

                By Jan

                from Angola, IN

                About Me Experienced Rider

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Durable
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Pleasure Riding
                  • Show Ring
                  • Trail Riding

                  Comments about Insta Hot® Portable Washing System with Cart:

                  This product is great. I love the warm water, buy my horses love it even more. They stand still and relaxed. No more cold baths.

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                  27 Questions | 39 Answers
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                  • 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
                  • Q:

                    When I first used the insta hot it got extremely hot, so I was able turn it down. Now when I use it I have to have the "heat" turned up to max and water down to min for it to be a little warm. When it first comes out its hot then immediately gets cooler. When I turn up the pressure to max and the heat at max it is not very warm at all
                    Asked on 5/19/2016 by Angie from St. Joseph mo

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Please contact customer service at 800-365-1311. They will be able to help you through the problem.

                      Answered on 7/8/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
                  • Q:

                    I need to know how to get it to ignite. We drained it and put it away for the winter. Just put it back up with new batteries and It will not ignite. HELP
                    Asked on 4/28/2016 by Marlene from Canby, OR

                    2 answers

                    • A:

                      The water needs to be running for it to ignite. I had this problem as well and it took us forever to figure it out. Once you turn the switch on just open the hose nozzle and you should hear it ignite. You can turn it off while washing and it will reignite when you turn the water back on.

                      Answered on 10/18/2016 by RackOnInNC from North Carolina
                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Please contact customer service 800-365-1311. They will be able to talk you through any steps that can help you.

                      Answered on 7/8/2016 by Customer Service from Chagrin Falls, OH
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