07:12AM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 05/26/03
2 lifetime posts
I have a friend who owns a nice piece of property and they want me to figure out how to get some showers outside. They are having a 4th of July party and basically everyone camps out. They do this every year and they also do it on other occasions. So instead of having everyone run in and out of the house, they would rather have showers near the camping ground.

Basically what I wanted to do was install another water heater in the house. Run a line out to where they camp. Once I get to the point where I want the showers, I figured I would have a 60' length of pipe with 10 nozzles total spaced 6' on center.

I just wanted to get some opinions on what would be the most practicle way of doing this.

I would say the showers will be about 50-75' away from the house. I also have to go down a hill from the house to the showers.

Here are some questions as an example:

1) Do I run the pipe above ground or under ground (my priority would be for maintenance)?

2) Because of the distance and number of heads, how should my pipe sizes go?

3) Is there any problems that can be foreseen doing this and what can I do to prevent them?

Any suggestions or advise is greatly appreciated.




07:15AM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 05/26/03
2 lifetime posts
By the way, the property is located in Illinois. So winter is an issue.

[This message has been edited by Romeo (edited May 27, 2003).]


05:03PM | 05/28/03
Member Since: 04/26/03
9 lifetime posts
Maybe just a couple of garden hoses? Could just bring them inside for the winter? Just make sure they are OK to have hot water in them.

but it sounds like they are looking for something permanent. below ground would like nicer and you wouldn't have to worry about anyone tripping on them in the dark.

My cousins have an outdoor shower for their 'campground' in their back acreage.
They just used a single plastic shower stall, with a small propane water heater fed by a garden hose. This worked great at their party last year! I think they just used a 20 gallon propane tank(like from a grill), but you can get large ones.
Looks like this, but it was still under construction(not all stained and I think they had more to do with it:

The green door is for the toilet (little RV/boat type of toilet.

[This message has been edited by bas157 (edited May 28, 2003).]



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon