Outdoor Shower

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The Wonderful Camp Shower

Open up the reclaimed wood door and a wonderful hot, propane-powered shower awaits you!

With the flick of a switch, the propane heater roars to life and water is instantly hot.

 

 

 

 

Floor

The floor directly under the shower is made from a reclaimed pallet that has boards nailed very closely together. The rest of the floor is natural river rock from the nearby area.

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Technical Details

The on demand 12V pump is made by FloJet (there are a couple brands that are good). It cuts in at 40 psi and shuts off at 50 psi. It will overheat (without damage) if it runs too long. Then we have a propane shower unit that operates on about 20 psi of water, and a small propane tank. It has two D cell batteries for the ignition. It works really well and is instantly hot!

The pump can self prime up to 9 feet so it can sit on top of a 50 gallon drum of what ever and power the pump. A small solar panel can trickle charge a deep cycle battery so the whole system can be run off the grid, or an inexpensive 12V power supply can be used. 120V pumps are available as well.

 

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Costs
12V pump … ~$65
Propane shower unit … ~$100
2 D batteries … $4
Propane tank …. 5 gallon tank with propane about … $45

12V power supply …$15
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Solar trickle charger …$45
Deep cycle battery ….$99

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Legalities

As far as grey water disposal Washington state’s code apparently allows very small systems built without a permit (following performance guidelines), but other systems may have quite stringent requirements. Oregon seems to require an annual permit fee.

http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/WastewaterManagement/GreywaterReuse

http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEnvironment/WastewaterManagement/GreywaterReuse/GreywaterLinks

http://www.thegreywaterguide.com/washington-state.html

http://www.deq.state.or.us/wq/reuse/graywater.htm

http://oasisdesign.net/greywater/law/

Greywater Codes and Policy

 

Please do your own research as we cannot provide legal advice. We are not responsible for any of your actions.