Outdoor shower diagram 2

The shower can be hooked up to hot and cold water from the house
through simple garden hoses, or...

Hooking up the Oborain outdoor shower with permanent hot and cold water lines

...through permanent water lines.

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choosing a site

The shower needs to sit on a level surface.  This can be a deck, a lawn, a gravel driveway, a stone patio, or a level spot in the woods.  The two things to think about are drainage and the firmness of the surface.  The question of drainage largely depends on how many people will be using the shower.  On a reasonably porous surface such as soil, the wastewater will simply soak into the ground provided that the shower is not used continuously.  Different areas of the country have very different soil types, however.  You can test out how quickly water will seep into the soil of a potential shower site by dumping a large bucket of water on it and seeing how long it takes for the water to disappear.  If the water remains on the surface for 5+ minutes, you may want to consider installing a "dry well."

on the horizon!

We are developing an in-line solar hot-water system for the shower that will allow you to run a single cold-water hose from the house.  Incorporating this optional heating system into your shower system will eliminate the need for a hot water faucet and hose.  Please join our mailing list so we can let you know about this and other new products and designs!

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