Post by penokeemtn5 on May 14, 2009 12:25:03 GMT -5
I've had a bug to build a solar shower for a while now to save on L.P. I'm finally getting started on it, i'm using cedar posts and siding it with slabwood.For that nice woodsy look.I'll get some pics posted later on.
I Got This Great Big Knife Cuz The Hunting Is My Life.
Post by sloppyseconds on May 14, 2009 12:27:59 GMT -5
Sounds great. There's nothing more refreshing than taking a shower outside. We used to have a pallet surrounded by a tarp a our deer camp and hung one of those solar shower bags above it. It worked great ;D
If you want to be happy for the rest of your life - don't make a pretty woman your wife - take my personal point of view - get an ugly girl to marry you.
I remember building my first woodfired outdoor bath, an old cast iron tub with a fire under it. It was ok as long as you remembered to throw an old blanket in the tub before you got in. We cut Punga trees, a native tree fern, and put up a wall round the bath area. Later modifications were to swap to a half wine barrel and an old wood burner with a slow running pump to pump hot water into the tub and back to the fire. I never got to the stage of using the fires heat to turn a pump as well as heat the water though, one day I'll give it a go.
Post by wheelervillejerry on Aug 3, 2015 16:05:55 GMT -5
Fella's, I've been chipping away on an outdoor shower this month and can't say enough about whats resulted - its an absolute game changer! The shower is on the right &n the left is a washing station that just happened when I started building out a wall in front in case my wife ever visited and wanted some privacy.. I aim to continue refining the wattle style walls. The 2.5 gallon Carboys are the secret to the whole thing, man this is awesome. It will be nice to go swimming in the river when I want to, not because I have to. I'll attach a couple other shots below with more detail on the shower. REALLY happy with the way this turned out !!!
I saw JC put them in a back painted washtub during the day to ensure they got hot enough. Personally, I like the refreshing aspect of a colder shower but, that said, you'll never hear me complain when these guys heat up..
When I added onto my house I installed an outdoor shower that was plumed into the hot and cold water. That shower is my favorite feature of the whole house. For the first year all I had was a big flat rock and no walls around it, luckily I have no neighhbors. As others have said an outdoor shower is a very refreshing feeling.