How to Install an Outdoor Shower for Hot and Cold Water

The weather’s starting to get nice, and you know what that means: Time to start cleaning off all the winter grime and dust and dirt from your body! And what better way to do so than with a hot-and-cold water shower outside your house? It’ll be easy on you (no lugging around hot water), on your wallet (no paying for steamy showers at the gym), and on the environment (no heating up more hot water than you need).

Planning to Lay Out the Tubbing

There are two ways to install a cool utedusch. The first is more complicated and uses more materials, but the idea is basically the same. It’s good if you’re on a well with no hot water because it’ll rely on a good pump for its hot water. First, you need a way to store hot water: either a big tank heated by gas or electric resistance, or an electric heating coil that can plug into your home’s outlet.

Installing Copper Tubing

Installing Copper Tubing

Installing a ute dusch with hot water from your home’s water supply is a quick and easy DIY project. Copper piping is the most durable plumbing material available. Copper tubing needs three-quarter-inch hole saws that are available at plumbing supply stores.

Connecting Plumbing from Faucet to Tub

Outdoor shower hot and cold water can be accessed from your existing garden faucet by installing a connection on the side of your plumbing between the tub and garden faucet. The installation takes about 15-30 minutes as it involves taking apart the assembly of your tub, removing your cold water supply, placing in a connector piece, then replacing both the hose at the outdoor fixture as well as attaching another outdoor hose so that both hot and cold can be accessed simultaneously.

Injecting Chlorine Into the System

If you don’t have a hot-water faucet installed next to your existing garden faucet, the problem is even more complicated. In this case, you’ll need outdoor shower inspiration – or some sort of outdoor showering apparatus that allows you to tap into your home’s hot-water supply with a hose or other means.