Outdoor Shower for Your Dog

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Intro: Outdoor Shower for Your Dog

Hello all

In this instructables im making an outdoor shower for my dog.

I have struggled at times when it was shower time. My dog is
pretty good when she needs a shower. If the water stops for a split second she is ready to walk away. Making this shower helps free up both hands and pretty much wet her entire body at one time. If this seems like something you'd like to make I’ll take you through the steps I took to make his shower. Be sure to check out the video for more details. No glue was used for this rig it’s all dry fit, this way you can break it down and store it.

Step 1: Parts List

Parts for my dog wash

42.5 W X 33.5 H X 33.5 W

(8) 3 way elbow http://amzn.to/1WPUT3w

(1) ¾ Hose swivel adapter

(1) ¾ 45 elbow

(1) Hose cut off

(3) ¾ tee

(5) 10 foot PVC

- 8 cut to 31 inches

- 3 cut to 40 inches

- 1 cut to 39.5 inches

- 1 cut to 36.5 inches

- 1 cut to 2.25 inches

(1) cut to 1.75 inches PVC Cutter http://amzn.to/21b4q5y

Step 2: Assembling the Form

For this step you need

- (8) 3 way elbow

- (8) PVC pipes cut to 31 inches

- (1) PVC Pipe cut to 36.5 inches (this piece will take the hose adapter)

- (2) PVC pipes cut to 40 inches

The picture are self explanatory.

Step 3: Attaching the Water Inlet

1. Insert your 2.25 in cut pvc into the 3 way elbow.

2. Add the 3/4 in Tee

3. Add the 1.75 in Cut PVC facing up.

4. install the 45 elbow

5. Add the swivel hose adapter

6. Last the hose adapter.

Step 4: Adding the Middle Water Dispense

Parts

- (1) PVC pipes cut to 40 inches

- (2) 3/4 in Tee

Mark, cut and install this pipe in the top. Place it in the center.

Step 5: Making the Water Dispense Holes

I use a chalk line to make a straight line on the pipes.

To mark where the holes are going I went three inches from the ends in. Then make my first mark. From the first mark, I made every mark 2 inches apart.

Step 6: Drilling Holes

I use a small drill bit to make the holes. I have a drill press so I made a quick jig to hold the pipes as I drill.

You can use a hand drill only things all your holes may not be as straight. For the use of this rig its not too critical.

Step 7: Testing

Hook up the water hose and turning it on.

Since the pipes are not glued it make is easy to swivel and aim the dispenser where you'd like.

If there is any leak as the joints the make sure the joints are tight.

Step 8: Using It

This worked as I envision.

1. Turn on water wet your pet

2. Turn off the water soap and wash

3. Turn the water back on when time to rinse

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    13 Discussions

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    MKernan

    3 months ago on Step 8

    I always enjoy watching your tutorials. Thank you for sharing another one! Mike

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    Scomstock55

    1 year ago

    great idea and great job of presentation. I like how your dog is very calm and compliant....I hope my dog reacts half as well :)

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    bjyou

    1 year ago

    I'll never get my dog to leave it! :) Thank you for great descriptions and photos and simple steps. Makes me want to build this!

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    LFAngeloro

    1 year ago

    AWESOME design! Gonna build one this weekend!! THANKS!!

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    denaldorich

    1 year ago

    This is great! My girlfriend and I have a rottie and I'd like to make this for us to help with his baths. Thanks for the instructable!

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    the_mad_rshn

    1 year ago

    Very clever. Great job, man!

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    fatkitkat

    1 year ago

    thats just awesome and simple. Top bloke.

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    Jobar007

    2 years ago

    This looks perfect for my children dog!

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    swaldo

    2 years ago

    thanks for sharing that's awesome

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    Komadin

    2 years ago

    this is sweet haha!
    I appreciate your imagination!

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    rafununu

    2 years ago

    Simple and clever. Very fresh as well !

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    Mjtrinihobby

    2 years ago

    Excellent work bro! I love it. You got my Vote.