Shower is coming along…

Ok, so you saw the starting slab for the shower…  Progress has been made, the soda-can wall is about 3 feet high now, but needs to rest and set before any more height is put on it.  The plastic backer is up which will eventually be stuccod over, as will the can wall.  Here’s a picture of that…

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The submarine periscope thing off to the side is the drain for the sink, I need to keep it out of the way so there is room for the cistern that will run all of this plumbing.  I am using an on-demand pressure pump designed for RV’s to provide my water pressure.  It’s actually providing very good water pressure.   Here’s a picture of the pump from Shur-Flow…

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Don’t mind the dust, it’s an occupational hazard of mixing concrete and mortar indoors.   That is a 7 gallon water container that provides more than enough water for a nice hot shower.   A 70 gallon Cistern will be used for the water supply soon.  So you’re probably asking yourself “Nice Hot Shower?  Where’s the hot water coming from?”  Well There is a Nifty little device called a “camping shower” that provides on demand hot water with a flow rate of 1.5 gpm.   Not enough to run a conventional household perhaps, but more than enough for a shower and a sink.  So it has been adapted from something you hang on a tree, to provide on-demand hot water here.   It will be vented, I just haven’t installed the vent yet, technically this is supposed to be for outdoor use but others have used it in this way…  you can see the blue line coming out of the water heater is the water supply, I put a T connector on it to split it to the shower and to the sink…

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The black line on the left goes to a propane tank, and the flex line on the right goes to the water pump.  The two knobs adjust heat and water flow, the ignitor runs on 2 D cell batteries.   No power required, just turn the water on and in 2 seconds you have hot water.  It’s a beautiful thing.   Yes the shower has been “tested” and although manuevering so as not to spray the whole interior was difficult, it was well worth the effort.   The water pipes in the RV froze solid about 5 weeks ago, and so showering has been creative since then.   More to come soon folks, stay tuned…  Oh, and here’s a picture of the can wall when it was a little higher…. Diet Dr Pepper tastes more like regular Dr Pepper!!

 

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