I am planning to build a simple outdoor shower enclosure - one without a door but with staggered walls for privacy and a place to hang towels. I am most interested in material choices and construction. Any ideas out there?
This months Fine Homebuilding had an article on building outdoor showers.
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Tebo, I've built quite a few, usually out of western red cedar, sometimes out of pressure treated lumber. Usually 4x4 posts, 2x4 crosspieces, and 1x6 tongue and groove boards applied to the outside of the frame, or inside the frame as a panel.
What kinds of materials or techniques are you considering? Are you near the coast? If so you should plan on using stainless steel fasteners; anything else will rust.
This is quite timely, as we're planning on an outdoor shower for our new house on a lake in Arkansas. The shower will be off one crawlspace wall of the house (7-foot wall on that end) and we want it plumbed for hot and cold water.
Do you have any recommendations on fixture types to use?
Just because your children were born in the South doesn't make them Southerners. If a cat has kittens in the oven, does that make them biscuits?
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I don't know of any mixing valves that can take a freezing spell, although I'm sure that's much less of a problem down there than it is up here in New England. Up here, the best bet is to drain the lines and take the guts of the mixing valve out in the winter. Pretty much any conventional valve should work, but something made from solid brass will last longer than chrome-plated plastic.