That is right we built an outdoor shower and can I tell you we love it! I have wanted an outdoor shower for a long time, but in the midst of the cramped suburbs where the lots are small and there is no privacy it was not an option for obvious reasons. But the second we moved to the "new" house I knew that we could add one, but I thought it would be further down the road. A few weeks ago as we were cleaning up some of the piles of stuff around our yard to make it look better we were separating out what we thought we could reuse for various projects and realized we had quite a bit that we could use for our shower. We had everything we needed except one 4x4 treated post, the 1x6 treated for slats on one side and the plumbing fixtures for the shower. So we just jumped in and started.
One of the other benefits of our yard, we have spigots all over our yard and have plans of using them for a sprinkler system, but this one was perfect for the shower.
The following weekend we measured the slats for the sides overlapping each by about 3/4 of an inch, thankfully Wonderful is good in the math area!
As for the plumbing we referenced Bob Vila and his directions on building the shower. We splurged on the showerhead, opting for the rain head. Everything else is pretty basic stuff. As of right now we only have cold water, and in the summer that is all we need. But we do have the capability to add hot water and may do that when the greenhouse is rennovated.
In our area of the world, we use this shower all of the time. Wonderful is committed to daily exercise and the shower provides him a great place to wash off when he is finished. I have also talked about the heat and hummidity, so when we do anything outside, yard work, DIY projects, etc we are a sweaty mess! Remember when I was talking about replacing the soffets and I could only see the whites of Wonderful's eyes, yes a trip to the outside shower was in order! It keeps us from tracking a lot of this in our house.
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