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Old 07-25-2010, 07:10 PM   #1
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This forum gave me all the notions I needed for my last project, can you help me with this one?

The property has a trailer house which I dont care to enter anymore. But I have a working water well and power.

I'm blessed with being able to cut out of work early some days, but I dont care to drive home just to get scent free. So I want to make a outdoor shower.

I have some ideas, but look to this forum for the winner. What ya got?
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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hose to a garden wand, hang the wand. you could do much more aesthetically pleasing and expensive stuff though
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:40 PM   #3
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hose to a garden wand, hang the wand. you could do much more aesthetically pleasing and expensive stuff though
Thats one of my ideas.....
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Old 07-30-2010, 10:23 AM   #4
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Me & the(now ex) S-I-L rigged a portable outdoor shower together a few years back. We used an old wood pallet for the floor, and put it under a decent live-oak tree. We ran a garden hose up to a branch under the pallet, and zip tied the ganden wand facing down towards the pallet. We used some
2'' pvc that was laying back behind the old barn and made a 7' box frame around the pallet & hung some cheap shower curtians we picked up from the Wal-Mart in Brady. This worked fine for cold showers, for hot showers i had one of those solar bag shower bag deals that worked real good as well. Just hung the bag on the same limb as the wand.
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:12 PM   #5
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I got this one from Orvis as a father's day present. It is great but much more expensive than the garden wand . . . http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=84LR
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Old 08-07-2010, 05:57 PM   #6
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before we got the trailer we used a garden hose hooked up to a sprinkler head and was good... in the summer most of us still use it instead of the trailer...
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:43 PM   #7
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shower in the creek haha
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:00 AM   #8
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Use PVC to build a frame An old pallet for the floor, a cheap shower head with cold and hot water faucet on it. Run a line from your water heater for one side and one from a cold water faucet on the other. . Then you can adjust the water to any temp you like, hang shower curtains from the frame to give the girls in camp some privacy or use a trap to do the same thing. . You can build the whole thing for 50 bucks and use it for years winter spring fall summer
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:02 AM   #9
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Use PVC to build a frame An old pallet for the floor, a cheap shower head with cold and hot water faucet on it. Run a line from your water heater for one side and one from a cold water faucet on the other. . Then you can adjust the water to any temp you like, hang shower curtains from the frame to give the girls in camp some privacy or use a trap to do the same thing. . You can build the whole thing for 50 bucks and use it for years winter spring fall summer
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:02 AM   #10
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Good ideas
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:11 PM   #11
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Well, this is what I came up with. Drove to the property this morning clueless, and this popped in my head.
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:53 PM   #12
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good start i bought a instant water heater from sportsman guide and it works great you hook it up to a water hose and propane tank and instant hot water i loved mine about 100 well spent
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Old 08-15-2010, 10:42 AM   #13
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A plastic pallet works real good and will not give you splinners
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:07 PM   #14
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Buy a "nomad" sprayer that plugs into your truck lighteror 4-wheeler spotlight socket.
We warm water on the pit after cooking, then poor it in the sprayer, plug into cigarette lighter, stand in the bed of the truck and shower. If too cold outside then we get a battery adapter that clamps to the battery, but has a cigarette lighter and we take into the trailer and stand in the shower. Our camp has no running water. If so, we would just get in the shower.
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:23 PM   #15
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well, this is what i came up with. Drove to the property this morning clueless, and this popped in my head.
is that a pool filter in the background??
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:29 PM   #16
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that'll work
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:30 PM   #17
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thatd' work
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:38 PM   #18
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good start i bought a instant water heater from sportsman guide and it works great you hook it up to a water hose and propane tank and instant hot water i loved mine about 100 well spent
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=667361

Did you buy the WX2-119693 model? if so I am happy to hear that you are pleased with it. Mine should be on my door step when i get home.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:08 PM   #19
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Did you buy the WX2-119693 model? if so I am happy to hear that you are pleased with it. Mine should be on my door step when i get home.
Thats the one I have. it currently takes care of hot water at our cook shack kitchen sink. 3 years old at present and still going strong after a bit of JB weld to fix a leak. Make sure you drain it well if it will be out in freezing temps. I didn't so I got to patch a leak.
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:30 PM   #20
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we have the model u mention, it works good if you get wet, then lather , then turn back on to rinse. You cant just stand there daydreaming you will get a dose of cold reality.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:18 PM   #21
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is that a pool filter in the background??
No, its a pressure tank that supports several water spickets. This property was a hog farm, back in the day.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:24 PM   #22
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I made one similar to yours and used pex tubing in 1/2" I think it was 100' for $25.00 and used the pex quick connects from Lowes. I put a shower head on it with an on/off valve built into the shower head. Works great!!
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Old 08-21-2010, 04:37 AM   #23
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:23 AM   #24
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I've built a couple of outdoor showers - used the bags you fill and leave out in the sun to warm, etc..

In the end I figured out it is easier to bath under an Army poncho with a plastic bucket of water, a wash rag, and a plastic cup to dip the water with.

If it's cold out I boil a pot of water on the stove or fire and pour it into the cold water in the bucket to warm it up.

It's easy to bath in about 3~4 gallons of water in a bucket.

The bathing under a poncho comes from being in the Army, and being a 60s surfer (rinsing the salt off before you change into clean dry clothes for the ride home)
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Old 09-01-2010, 11:05 PM   #25
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All you need is a 2 gallon spray rig and you will have a pressurized shower for about 20 bucks. When you want a hot shower, you can boil about 1/2 gallon of water on a coleman stove and pour it in the tank and fill the rest with room temp. water. Works perfect for a shower. Once you try it, you will never use a solar shower again.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:32 AM   #26
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Ours started out as 4 tposts driven in the ground under an overhanging limb, wrapped on 3 sides with a tarp, and a pallet in the middle. We hung the bag showers from a hook screwed into the overhanging limb. It worked great when the weather was good and camp not too crowded.

It eventually evolved into THIS!
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Old 09-02-2010, 09:04 PM   #27
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Ours started out as 4 tposts driven in the ground under an overhanging limb, wrapped on 3 sides with a tarp, and a pallet in the middle. We hung the bag showers from a hook screwed into the overhanging limb. It worked great when the weather was good and camp not too crowded.

It eventually evolved into THIS!
Yea, you had the plan...I should have just built it the right way. But, I'm good during the warm season. And I'll just keep toting the TP where ever I go.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:30 PM   #28
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Here's what I use!!!

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Old 09-03-2010, 04:26 PM   #29
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i use a stainless Coke canister with a vegtable sink sprayer attached.
just heat water in your turkey fryer, pump up with a 12 volt compressor, wash away the muck, go kill a buck!
tank holds 3 gallons with enough space to pump to 25-30 lbs. will let you wet down, and have plenty to rinse off.
( you have to add a shreader valve to add the air) you can attach an air tank that will let you fill the tank full to 5 gallons if you like taking "long" showers.
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Old 09-03-2010, 05:18 PM   #30
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:12 PM   #31
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Still need to install the floor but it works for now with a piece of outdoor carpet!
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:26 PM   #32
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if u don't have a water heater get one of those solar bag showers
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:04 PM   #33
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here's what we got...
there's pavestones underneath it now, and around the sides, and plywood on 3 sides for privacy.

definitely need to get one of those heaters...mid nov - Jan...it's a test of your manhood to shower in that bad boy.



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Old 09-08-2010, 12:33 PM   #34
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How do you fill that thing, with a fire engine ?
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Old 09-08-2010, 01:39 PM   #35
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How do you fill that thing, with a fire engine ?
back the truck up to it with another full tote in the bed. we got a short aluminum ladder that we lean onto the frame of the tower. then hook up the 1500 gph electric pump and let er rip. We figured out that when we have a pvc connector running from the outlet on the full tote to the inlet on the pump it draws better than if we just hook a hose to it. Output is fine with a hose...just open the top of the tote on the stand and stick the end in.

We will either fill it completely with a full tote, or bring down a 55 gal drum full of water every time we come down and just put that in there. Usually stays about 1/2 full throughout the season if we go that route.
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