Intro: A Garden Shower in Ten Minutes and Less Than 8$
Hot, sweaty summer. I love this season but I love it a lot more since I can throw myself under my new garden shower. I already had all the materials but if you need to buy them they'll set you back nothing more than 8 bucks or so (5 Euro).
Step 1: What You'll Need
Here's a list of all the things needed for this project.
From right to left in the picture:
- A pole or a similar support of sort.
A used one of the T-poles that holds one end of the wires we use to hang laundry up to dry. Yes, you didn't know the sun can actually dry clothes? And it's even cheaper than your SupaDupa Energy Saving Dryer. :-) Here's a nice article from Nicole Martinelli (Wired) about laundry drying habits in Italy.
- A piece of a garden hose - Length may obviously vary, the length of the pole should be ok. (This was a surplus i had in my shed)
- A garden hose pistol with a shower mode. (3,60Euro)
- Fittings . One to connect the hose to the Shower Pistol and one to connect the shower hose to the main watering tube. (my two hoses were of different size but i realized it just after buying a 1:1 fitting, so I had to buy a new one. Always check that! :-) ) (0,70Euro x 2)
- A bunch of Zip ties
- Cutting pliers or scissors to cut the ties
Step 2: Set Up the Pistol
- Fasten a zip tie around the pistol to keep the trigger from stopping the water flow. If your Pistol has an "always on" mode you can use that instead of a zip tie.
- Connect the hose to the pistol and then secure it at the top of the pole with a couple of zip ties as shown in the second pic.
Step 3: Almost Done
I told you this would have taken less than 10 minutes to make!
Now you just need to fasten the hose to the pole with the zip ties. In the first picture you'll see how I did that. Connect the hose to the main hose connected to your garden tap and let the refreshing water run free.
That's it! I hope you'll enjoy your super simple Garden Shower!
P.s. Sorry for any mistake. Though I speak and read English almost everyday, it's not my usual writing language ;-)