07:12AM | 05/27/03
Member Since: 05/26/03
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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
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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).]

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