Outside Shower

About the Photo Sequence
Ever take a hot shower out in the open? If not, you haven't lived!! In March, 2013, I started the building of my outside shower in the west side yard. Mostly, I need a place to rinse off after muddy work, a place to wash the dog, and also a nice place to rinse off before climbing into the hot tub. If friends want to use the spa, I'll insist they rinse off first. With this shower, a new level of convenience and uniqueness will be born. The visual blocking shrubs is a future project. Climb one mountain at a time.

Photo Details
This photo sequence contains 11 frames. Each frame is a finite 1024 pixels wide but height was left to its own based on the crop. I based the picture size on an email program's display window asuming that the picture would not be automatically resized to fit. This technique kept the file size down, the largest being just less than 400k making it easy to send and receive through email. The file names are also numbered so they'll display in numerical order. All photos were taken with a Nikon D80.

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Outside Shower

The location had to be near a hot and cold water source so I decided to
place the shower pad just outside the master bathroom. Future water
hookup will be easy. But first, the drain.

After deciding on the size (5' x 5') I had to route the pipe away from a tree
and into the yard.

My perfectionist attitude came through in centering and leveling the drain.

To avoid clogging, I opted for a system without a trap.
It will be easy to hose it clear if any dirt or rocks get into the pipe.
It will drain into the yard so no sewer system methane gas needs to be blocked.

Here it is all buried, drain leveled, ready for the next step.

The ground is also leveled, ready for concrete framing.