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    Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    Hi,

    I am thinking of getting this - http://www.amazon.com/GAME-4376-Outd...outdoor+shower

    Since its getting messy to go in and out of the home bath shower everytime.
    Does anyone have any opinion/reviews or any other suggestions.

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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    Just out of curiosity.......were you planning on soaping up and shampooing outside as well, or just rinsing off?
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    Just rinsing off

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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    Go for it if it comes with everything pictured!
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    EVERYTHING?!?!?

    Sold!

    In all seriousness, that is pretty cool. I had a hose bib run to the perfect spot to feed something like that when we did the patio. If you get it, please post a review!!!


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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    I ordered it yesterday (surprisingly no one at TFP seems to have bought one of these).
    Expected arrival Saturday. Will post a review next week.

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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    I bought a propane fueled camping style shower set up something like three years ago to set up an outdoor shower. It is still sitting somewhere in the house.
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    Lazy!
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    Oh you know it!! Too cold to install it in winter and well, once the pool is open the honey-do list stops dead in its tracks!!!
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    Man, I would love an outdoor shower. I have thought about it more than once. How nice that would be sometimes.
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    I had the "Shower in the Round" for $100. The kids loved it but sadly, it feel apart very quickly. I saw it in Academy Sports yesterday for $17. Yep, I am tempted but I am fighting the urge.

    I also built an outdoor shower. A fun and very easy project. However, it just never gets used.
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    I have one of those solar showers, we had no way to run a hot feed easily to put a normal shower in, works perfectly(on a sunny day).
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    I built one, works good on sunny days, water is about 90 - 100 deg +. The water is in a 6" dia pvc pipe, that is inside a steel pipe to fit with my "rusted steel" decor. Here is he link to that thread. http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...er-petaluma-ca
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    I bought one last year from Amazon at the end of the season, price drops then.
    $116.88

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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    I installed this over the weekend. For most part its pretty simple. The time consuming part was to ensure there are no leaks. Make sure you are using the provided teflon tape generously. It took me 3 attempts to get this right. No leaks after that. It looks great. The water wasn't warm enough though probably because the weather was cloudy. Also, while the name mentions solar, it is not using any solar panels. Its just a pipe that gets heated up and store hot water in it.

    Would be happy to answer any questions.
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    I'm in the final design/budget stages of our pool and unfortunate the permanent outdoor shower/bathroom didn't make the budget. Something like this looks great.

    How "sturdy" is it as my teenage son and nephews are bound to knock it around.

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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    They provide 2 options.
    1. Use the provided plastic base to mount the shower. This is not sturdy. Once water is filled in to the pipes, it stands in a stable position, but not sturdy enough for teenagers activities.
    2. The second option is to mount it on the ground itself.You will need to drill 4 holes to the ground and use the provided bolts(?)/nuts(?) to fix it to the ground.

    The second option should work for you.
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    Good to know they are calling it solar because the sun heats the pipe.
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    Re: Suggestions for an outdoor shower

    Quote Originally Posted by prasadkm0204 View Post
    I installed this over the weekend. For most part its pretty simple. The time consuming part was to ensure there are no leaks. Make sure you are using the provided teflon tape generously. It took me 3 attempts to get this right. No leaks after that. It looks great. The water wasn't warm enough though probably because the weather was cloudy. Also, while the name mentions solar, it is not using any solar panels. Its just a pipe that gets heated up and store hot water in it.

    Would be happy to answer any questions.
    You usually need a good 6 turns of Teflon tape to work best. I've had some fittings where that wouldn't work, and I would do 3 turns of tape and pipe dope over that. Just FYI for anyone who runs into a trouble fitting.


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