A design for small, low-cost demountable homes with full facilities (cooking, washing, shower and toilet).
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This H4H design is available to any volunteer groups for non-commercial use, but please make a formal request.
H4H Fabrication Details
Hot water-tank and shower unit.
Also some metal fabrication details below,
The hot-water tank probably has more of a potential for accidents than any of the other components. Normally a water heater can be set to have an automatic temperature limit so that it is almost impossible for someone to be scalded under a shower.
This temperature control is not possible with this low-cost, simple water-heating approach, however we maintain that the use of a brass garden tap as the main controller of the shower means that it is impossible for the user not to notice that the water has been overheated to the point of danger. You can't turn the shower on without first detecting how hot the water is going to be.
There are some other precautionary safety aspects to the design:
Plateau Group Convenor: Stewart Fist
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