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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #40 on: May 03, 2020, 06:03:46 PM »
I have a large bathtub at home in which I can submerge myself entirely although I'm 6 ft. What is the liter/gallon amount for מ׳ סאה?
reb chaim naeh's shiur is about 335 liters, chazon ish is anywhere in between 650-950 liters, depending on who u ask

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #41 on: May 03, 2020, 06:06:03 PM »
Haven't seen these here. Us construction is different.
how do they bring water for the cement to construction sites?
there must be somewhere where large amounts of water are transferred in plastic containers

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #42 on: May 03, 2020, 06:45:36 PM »
I was in touch with someone selling something like what LuvIsrael posted at the top of page 2 for just under $2k installed in NY/NJ. His email is ketermikvah@gmail.com and it's typically installed in the basement, cutting a hole in the floor, attaching it with screws, cementing it through the opening, and resealing. Here's the price breakdown he gave me:

Mikvah - $1,250
Heater - $125
Filter - $150
Pump - $175
Cover - $95
Steps - $175


I don't go daily, but have always immersed every Erev Shabbos, even in the most challenging conditions (think Antarctica, Iceland, Alaska when the Chabad mikvah was closed for repairs, multiple national parks, etc). I thought about heading to the Atlantic, but right now I'm convinced that staying alive and healthy is the tahara that Hashem wants me from me right now.

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #43 on: May 03, 2020, 06:50:14 PM »
I was in touch with someone selling something like what LuvIsrael posted at the top of page 2 for just under $2k installed in NY/NJ. His email is ketermikvah@gmail.com and it's typically installed in the basement, cutting a hole in the floor, attaching it with screws, cementing it through the opening, and resealing. Here's the price breakdown he gave me:

Mikvah - $1,250
Heater - $125
Filter - $150
Pump - $175
Cover - $95
Steps - $175


I don't go daily, but have always immersed every Erev Shabbos, even in the most challenging conditions (think Antarctica, Iceland, Alaska when the Chabad mikvah was closed for repairs, multiple national parks, etc). I thought about heading to the Atlantic, but right now I'm convinced that staying alive and healthy is the tahara that Hashem wants me from me right now.

get a plastic container and build it yourself

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #44 on: May 03, 2020, 07:09:55 PM »
get a plastic container and build it yourself

And how much do you think such a container costs?
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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #45 on: May 03, 2020, 07:51:28 PM »
And how much do you think such a container costs?

Here would be a good place to start https://www.nationalstoragetank.com/ 

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #46 on: May 03, 2020, 07:59:49 PM »
Good enough for טב׳׳ע, not an alternative for daily mikva

I saw from dayan raskin (dunno his source):
ט קבין במקום טבילת עזרא
פרק מקוואות במקום תוספת טהרה

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Re: What are MEN that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #47 on: May 03, 2020, 08:02:43 PM »
Good enough for טב׳׳ע, not an alternative for daily mikva
R Moshe Bransdorfer says good for tosfos tehara. I don't really understand and the MB sounds like only Tevilas Ezra

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #48 on: May 03, 2020, 08:20:46 PM »
Since it's a kli, isn't Tisha kabin better?
Its not a kli. It was built with the intention of installing it מחובר לקרקע. Additionally it has holes till you atttach it to the plumbing.

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #49 on: May 03, 2020, 08:22:27 PM »
get a plastic container and build it yourself
With children around I would be concerned about the safety aspect.

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #50 on: May 03, 2020, 08:26:21 PM »
Haven't seen these here. Us construction is different.
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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #51 on: May 03, 2020, 08:27:18 PM »
Here would be a good place to start https://www.nationalstoragetank.com/

I've seen similar websites. My question was rhetorical. A 250 or 300 gallon water tank doesn't cost $0.
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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2020, 09:03:38 PM »
פרק מקוואות במקום תוספת טהרה
The Rebbe advised someone to do this iirc.

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2020, 09:51:24 PM »
this can be a good business opportunity for someone. specialize in private (budgeted) mikvas

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #54 on: May 03, 2020, 09:56:20 PM »
What about a 55 gallon drum?
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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #55 on: May 03, 2020, 10:06:51 PM »
What about a 55 gallon drum?

Could you duck and fully immerse in water in a 55 gallon drum?
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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #56 on: May 03, 2020, 10:08:55 PM »
Its not a kli. It was built with the intention of installing it מחובר לקרקע. Additionally it has holes till you atttach it to the plumbing.
Source that it's acceptable as a Mikva?

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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #57 on: May 03, 2020, 10:14:42 PM »
Could you duck and fully immerse in water in a 55 gallon drum?
It would be tight but yes.
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Re: What are MEN in the USA that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2020, 10:18:44 PM »
It would be tight but yes.

POIDH

Here's a possibly better alternative for people that can pick it up.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233561302253
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Re: What are MEN that usually go to the Mikvah daily doing?
« Reply #59 on: May 03, 2020, 10:38:31 PM »
Saw this somewhere, portable Mikvahs being sold.
looks like this
POIDH

Here's a possibly better alternative for people that can pick it up.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233561302253