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greg2 01-01-2011 1:26 PM

Home Built Shower
 
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My current boat did not have a hot water shower, so I started looking around at parts to build one. After about $125 in parts I finally got to test it out yesterday. It worked great! Now that I know it works I have a little clean up to do and make it look a little nicer.

repo 01-01-2011 2:47 PM

Nice work dude. How about a short thread on your install? What parts ETC ETC?

chpthril 01-01-2011 2:52 PM

Great DIY, good job!

jonyb 01-02-2011 8:15 AM

This may be a dumb question, but where did you tie it into to get the hot water?

greg2 01-02-2011 11:24 AM

A few weeks back I added a quick connect to the heater hose coming from the intake. I then added a tee for the shower just below the fitting and pull hot water from the heater hose.

jonblarc7 01-03-2011 8:20 AM

What pump did you use and where did you get it.

denverd1 01-03-2011 11:03 AM

looks like a water puppy in the last pic b/w the Y and the shower head.

jonblarc7 01-03-2011 12:29 PM

I tought it looked alittle small to be a water puppy, Also dosen't the water pup cost more than the 150 he said he spent?

matts0246 01-03-2011 1:22 PM

kinda looks like a flojet pump

01-03-2011 1:43 PM

I used a Shurflo Demand pump for mine. I bought it a the local RV supply store from the returns bin for $25. I got a 3.5 gallon per minute pump and would say that its plenty of volume and power.

jonblarc7 01-03-2011 2:20 PM

I have one of those old May Fair pump (I think thats what its call) used to fill fat sac's. Would that work or does it need to self prime.

greg2 01-03-2011 4:37 PM

The pump is a flo-jet 2.9 gpm and it has plenty of volume. Here is the link to where I purchased. Based on the searches I did this pump was hard to beat at $49.

http://www.adventurerv.net/camper-vo...pm-p-1276.html

The hardest part was just figuring out all of the pieces for connections and you could save a few dollars using nylon fittings vs metal. Here are a couple of additional thoughts/comments: I did have some trouble finding the cold water T and the shipping was way more than the part! I could have built my own hot/cold hoses, but I could not do it for the $14 the pre-made hoses cost. Plus the red and blue make it easy to figure out hot and cold adjustments at the Y. It was a lot cheaper than a shower from heatercraft and I like doing projects like this...especially after I find out it works.

matts0246 01-03-2011 6:04 PM

where did you get the hot and cold hoses from?

baitkiller 01-03-2011 6:19 PM

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Originally Posted by matts0246 (Post 1652445)
where did you get the hot and cold hoses from?

Looks like Home Depot stamped steel laundry hoses. Fine for you guys. All that brass and steel would last about a week in the briny.

greg2 01-04-2011 3:08 PM

Got the hoses at Lowes.


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