The Word From the Trenches – August 23, 2021

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5 thoughts on “The Word From the Trenches – August 23, 2021

  1. I want to tell you about the shower here.
    No pictures cause it’s too funky right now.
    Couple years ago bought two 15 gallon spray tanks ( new on sale) inthat are usually used with an ATV, and usually for spraying weeds.
    Got one of those cheap shower stalls that you have to build a frame for.
    Cut the end of the wand (in this case), and fitted a proper size hose to it.
    The other side has been fitted to a shower head (by whatever means).
    And there you go.
    Whenever you squeeze and lock the wand handle you have a running shower.
    At this point the drain runs into a five gallon bucket.
    The pump has alligator clips for a battery (which has a connection to a cheap charge controller, and small solar panel).
    Depends on variables the temp of the Wawa.
    One can heat Wawa in a pot to get it at preferred temp.
    I usually use between three and four gallons.
    I aim to set it up so the gray water filters through a sand gravel filter, but this is the funny farm.
    Also redundancy is cool, so there’s always a cheap hanging shower about in the summer months to save time (something takes, or gnaws on the soap when I forget to bring it in).
    Fake free let’s me know real free rocks! 🙂

  2. PS.
    I’ve made a shower same as above, but with a submersible sump pump in a five gallon bucket, adapted to a garden hose, and adapted to the shower head.
    Worked great.
    Of course you have to have a way to power the sump (by whatever means of course).

    1. This just one of the important steps, innovative and practical, that smart humans are taking. Great example, Hal. Thank you!!


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