DIY Exposed Pipe Outdoor Shower Plans?

kjdiver

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Here is my cheap temporary shower, Not the prettiest but ended up working well so I don’t really feel like redoing anything. It is hooked up to a hose, runs through a propane heater which gives just enough heat to enjoy a warm shower. All snapped together using shark bites so I can easily take down or reconfigure when the time comes.
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kjdiver

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I was eyeing that water heater too. Glad to hear it has held up for a few seasons. Do you leave it out permanently?
being In Virginia, I store it in the garage over the winter, otherwise outside under a bit of a overhang. Feel like I can get another year out of it, at least. Also makes me think how much more I could enjoy camping.
 
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JJ_Tex

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In my best Tom Hanks from Castaway voice "LOOK WHAT I HAVE CREATED!!".

Thanks to YouTube and the Home Depot guy with the patience of a saint in both of my trips to Home Depot helping me figure out the fittings, I now I haven outdoor shower from copper pipe, complete with a foot wash. I may never shower inside again all summer!

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Rich D

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That's perfect.... 👍..
Nice work sticking to the K.I.S.S. Methodology.. Now you can put that $300.00 into the beer slush fund..

I noticed you even borrowed Rob's Level to give it that true country look... 🤣
 

RMcGirr83

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In my best Tom Hanks from Castaway voice "LOOK WHAT I HAVE CREATED!!".

Thanks to YouTube and the Home Depot guy with the patience of a saint in both of my trips to Home Depot helping me figure out the fittings, I now I haven outdoor shower from copper pipe, complete with a foot wash. I may never shower inside again all summer!

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Oooooh, solder. I would have used plex with shark bites myself because my soldering skillz are weak at best.
 

Yev

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For people who dont want to solder, and dont want to spend heavy on shark bite connections, look into CPVC. YOu can simply cut and glue as with regualr PVC, and find an adapter that goes from hose bib to CVPS if you want.
 
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JJ_Tex

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Oooooh, solder. I would have used plex with shark bites myself because my soldering skillz are weak at best.
Yes, that would have been much easier, and I have a burn on my foot (yes, I soldered in flip flops) to show for my weak soldering skills.

When I was going over the plans I was going to do pvc that was painted black and go the "oh, its not going to be metal" from the wife. So I landed on copper :)

It really wasnt that bad, plus I learned a new skill and got to buy a blow torch.
 
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Yev

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When I was going over the plans I was going to do pvc that was painted black and go the "oh, its not going to be metal" from the wife. So I landed on copper :)
It really wasnt that bad, plus I learned a new skill and got to buy a blow torch.
Always great to learn a new skill. And always a good move to keep the peace in your own home.

But for future viewers, there are newly built homes across the country that no longer use copper. They either use PEX, or CPVC, and they are fine tested materials.
 

Rich D

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They either use PEX, or CPVC, and they are fine tested materials.
Hmmmm.. tested by whom and for how long? :scratch: I'm pretty sure Roundup was tested as well..

In my humble opinion, copper just has a better rugged look to it. Awesome work for the first time.. 👍