Every Monday we look at builds that have been shared with us by community members through social media, email, reviews on the website, and the Maker Pipe Connect community page. We feature these in a YouTube series called Maker Pipe Monday. This week is all about outdoor showers, so without further ado, let's get to it!
Starting us off this week is a simple but awesome garden showermade by Kelly. It's made with 8 T Connectors, 2 180s, and conduit that was bent into shape. The 180 Degree Connectors allow a shower curtain to be hung and slid around without issue. A garden hose is attached with zip ties to the top. Whether you're looking to spend more time outdoors or your power goes out, you'll be prepared. Thanks, Kelly!
Ruby shared a work in progress of her gravity fed shower through email. She had taken time out of her busy schedule to construct a tower that will hold about 125 pounds of water in a barrel at the top. The top provides good security with the T and 90 Degree Connectors, but the lack of a solid base at the bottom makes it top heavy. If it's possible, drilling it into the shed would provide good support. It's looking great so far, and we hope it turns out well. Thanks for sharing, Ruby!
This awesome build was shown in a customer review by Byung from New Jersey. It's an outdoor bathroom, complete with a running shower and toilet! 45 Degree Connectors and conduit support the sink, and the rest of the frame is also made from conduit and connectors with canvas attached. Be sure to check out the review for all of the pictures.The sign on the door of the structure is especially great. It's a very impressive build that certainly pushes the limits of its materials. Thanks for the review, Byung!
Last but certainly not least, we have an enclosed outdoor shower that was shared by Thomas. He used a pallet with reclaimed and refinished wood, and secured the conduit structure to it with flanges (found in the plumbing isle) and set screws (found in the electrical isle).
An interesting thing to note is that he used a tankless hot water heater that can be mounted right on the frame and attached to a hose to provide hot water for an outdoor or RV shower and the like. You can find one on Amazon for less than $200, making it a useful item for projects like this.
As for the connectors and the frame, the door is made with T Connectors and 90 Degree Connectors, which also make up the rest of the frame. There are just a few connectors in this build, and the materials are fairly inexpensive, making it a great option for an outdoor shower. It's covered in reed screening and a vinyl curtain, which gives it a nice tropical feel. Thanks, Thomas!
There's not a week that goes by where we're not impressed by the amazing things the community creates. If you'd like to share your own build (or you have a question), you can do so through email at firstname.lastname@example.org, social media with #makerpipe, and of course through the Maker Pipe Connect community page. The video version of this blog will be listed below. Thanks and happy building!