Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. One way to make the most of the outdoors is to install an outdoor shower. An outdoor shower can be used for rinsing off after a swim, washing dishes or clothes, or just cooling off on a hot day. There are a few different ways to build an outdoor shower, so choose the one that works best for you.
You can install an outdoor shower using a standard showerhead and hose if you have access to water and a sewer line. If you don’t have access to water and sewer lines, you can install an outdoor shower using a gravity-fed system. With this type of system, you will need to install a tank above or near the shower to supply the water.
What You Need For Outdoor Shower
-1/2″ drill bit
-Paint or stain (optional)
-Outdoor shower enclosure (optional)
STEP 1: Determine The Location Of The Outdoor Shower
The first step in building an outdoor shower is to determine the location of the shower. Choose a level spot and has access to water and sewer lines, if possible. If you are installing a gravity-fed system, you will also need to choose a spot for a water source. Once you have chosen the location, use a level to mark the spot and a stud finder to locate the studs in the area.
STEP 2: Drill Holes For The Showerhead And Hose
Once you have marked the spot, use a drill to drill two holes for the showerhead and hose. The holes should be about 8″ apart. Be sure to use a drill bit that is the same size as the showerhead hose.
STEP 3: Assemble The Shower
Now that the holes are drilled, it is time to assemble the shower. Start by threading the hose through one of the holes and then screwing on the showerhead. Next, use a pipe wrench to tighten the showerhead coupling. Be sure to use Teflon tape on the threads to ensure a watertight seal. Repeat these steps for the other hole.
STEP 4: Connect The Water Supply
If you are installing a standard outdoor shower, you will need to connect the water supply. To do this, turn off the water supply to your house and disconnect the hose from the faucet. Then, connect the hose from the outdoor shower to the faucet and turn the water supply back on. If you are installing a gravity-fed outdoor shower, you will need to connect your tank and fill it with water before continuing.
STEP 5: Make Any Necessary Electrical Or Plumbing Connections
Once the outdoor shower is assembled, it is time to make electrical or plumbing connections if necessary. This may include connecting an electrical source for lights or ensuring that the hose has enough slack to reach all areas of your yard. These connections should be made according to local building codes and requirements.
STEP 6: Install An Enclosure (Optional)
If you plan on using your outdoor shower frequently, we recommend installing an enclosure. Enclosures allow you to shower in privacy. One option is to build the enclosure using four landscape timbers and plywood. Another option is to purchase one of our preassembled enclosures or custom kits, which provide all of the components you will need for a successful installation.
STEP 7: Prime And Paint/Stain The Shower (Optional)
If you choose to install an enclosure, you will need to prime and paint or stain it before use. This will protect the wood from the weather and extend its life.
Now that you know how to build an outdoor shower, get started on yours today! If you’re lucky enough to have a backyard with plenty of outdoor space, a backyard shower might be the perfect way to cool off on a hot day. There are a few different ways to build an outdoor shower, so choose the one that works best for you.
If you have access to water and a sewer line, you can install an outdoor shower using a standard showerhead and hose if you have access to water and a sewer line. If you don’t have access to water and sewer lines, you can install an outdoor shower using a gravity-fed system. With this type of system, you will need to install a tank above or near the to supply the water.