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Many of You have your country or farmland, and in hot weather it is often desirable to take a refreshing shower.
However, the construction of a separate shower stall — a very time-consuming and costly task. In addition, this structure takes a lot of space.
In this article, the author of the YouTube channel “The Q” will tell You how he made the so-called “reverse shower” where the water jets beat up from a special platform. To install a shower in any place of the site in just a few minutes.
This project is fairly simple to manufacture, and can be made the minimum set of tools.
— Plumbing plastic pipes, angles, tees, FUM-tape
— Quick connectors, fittings for garden hoses
— Watering sprinkler
— Push tap
— Garden hose
Spring angles, galvanized screws with a press washer
— Pine boards, screws for wood
— Sandpaper, acrylic paint for wood.
The tools used by the author.
— Soldering iron for plastic pipes
— Cutter for plastic pipes
— Circular saw, mitre saw
— Screwdriver, magnetic bits
— Pen drill bits for wood, crown wood
— Tape measure, pencil, marker, combination angle ruler, brush, screwdriver.
The process of making.
The author cuts from treated pine boards 80X30 four blanks for boards with a length of 800 mm for the base frame. Also done a detail with a length of 770 mm. It will serve as a jumper.
Circular saw blade circular saw set at an angle of 45 degrees, and cut the ends of the boards.
From scraps of boards are cut square detail, which will serve to strengthen corner joints, and holders for the springs.
Using the screwdriver with drill pen on wood, in the corners of the blanks are drilled blind bore holes for the springs.
So, parts of the base frame is ready, and all of their surfaces master covers two layers of acrylic lacquer.
For platform construction will require steel parts and springs.
On the inner sides of the boards drill the screw blind pilot holes for the screws, with fixed angles.
Digressing a little from the top edge of the boards, the author drills through holes, and razzenkovyvajut them from the outside. They will screwed the spring retainers.
Using galvanized screws with a press washer, the author connects the parts of all sides together.
Long wood screws are screwed holders. They provide additional rigidity to the frame.
In the middle of one of the sides of the author drilled a crown hole for coupling.
In the lower part of the frame a jumper, which is screwed with screws from the outside of the boards.
Compression springs are tough enough but should be compressed when the force of 5-7 kg each.
The author establishes them in the seats with screws with press-washer.
Device that opens the flow of water, will serve as here is a pressure tap.
Threaded connections sealed FUM-tape, and screwed the bridging clutch.
On the phone, soldered in the socket, put a piece of garden hose, and fixed a metal clamp.
Through the hose the water will be supplied to the shower frame.
In the middle of the jumper in the frame author drilled a blind hole into which is screwed the body of the faucet.
Now you can start connecting plastic pipes by means of special welding machine.
On one end of the pipe the author soldered the adapter coupler, and the second is connected with the clutch on the crane.
Before the production of the spray box, assemble the upper part of the platform.
Its dimensions are the same as at the base. The platform is assembled from several boards which are screwed from the lower side to the square frame.
In the corners of the frame the master prudently return drilled bore holes for the springs.
Then soldered square frame of the sprinkler. In the middle of one of its sides, by using tee, the author has made the withdrawal of inside design.
On the top of the frame along its perimeter, the author drills out a couple of holes with a thin drill. It is important that these holes coincide with the slots in the platform.
The frame is embedded inside the bottom of the platform, and it joins the second end of the hose. It is also necessary to fix the clamp.
That the frame rested on the platform, it is enough to push the long screws with washers.
The clutch is installed in the base, the author has clocked up a quick-release fitting, which will connect the garden garden hose. All the connectors and fittings can be purchased at the following link.
All ready to use!
As soon as the author stepped onto the platform, she pressed the button tap, and opened the water flow.
After taking a shower is enough to go down from the platform, and the water flow will stop after a few seconds.
And now a little about ways to simplify the design.
First, instead of the spray Assembly frame (why do we need a special soldering iron), you can install a pair that’s inexpensive watering sprinklers.
Each of the small hard tubes can be directed at any convenient angle.
You can also get rid of other plastic pipes and couplings, just clocked directly into the faucet quick-connect fittings with internal thread.
Even if You have a stationary street shower with a “solar” tank, this platform will serve as the perfect complement to it. Just connect it to the tank, and you can take a warm shower outdoors.
I thank the author for the realization of an interesting inverse design outdoor shower.
All good mood, sound health, and interesting ideas!
The author’s video can be found here.
Hello, dear readers and DIY!