“It really works well. The shower tank faces southwest so gets the evening sun. It never gets too hot but we have bled in some cold water to extend the number of showers a couple of times.
By feeling the top of the tank, you can get an idea of how warm it is, by feeling where the cold water level is you can get an idea of how much warm is left.
If it were north facing it would get hotter, however the ambient air blowing over the tank probably means it would never get above about 60 degrees. That said, having the cold feed is a good idea from a safety point of view – and in winter it may even be warmer as the ground will be warmer than the air – we’ll see!!!
Everyone who has passed by has commented on how beautiful it is – thank you!”