Building a Cowboy Shower

in #palnet4 years ago

Well.....since my blog handle is @makinstuff I figure it's about time I got to posting about something I'm makin.

This here is the start of an outdoor cowboy shower I'm workin on.

I started off cutting a 6' leftover telephone pole from my gate project in half and placing them in holes I dug out with post hole diggers.

I got a plastic pallet from a store right next to the prosthetics shop that was slated to be thrown away. It will be the base for the shower. In this photo I'm preparing a log to be used as a post for the lean to structure I'll build around the water tanks.

I stripped the bottom 2' off the post to be treated by charring with a blowtorch.

After I got the posts treated I set them in there holes and tamped the soil really well around them.

I added some crib boards to hold everything in place until I come back to work on the property again this weekend. Looks like I'll be working close to another full week in the Prothetics lab to help move and work on some below the knee prosthetics.

That's it for today! I'm crazy wiped out. I'll have the Meadows and Makers podcast out in the next couple days. I'l now be uploading the first hour on and the second hour will be posted on for those who wish to view that content and support my efforts. I'll let you know when in the show notes of the recording on where you can view the second hour.

Yours in liberty toward a brighter future,
Greg Doud @makinstuff

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I can't wait to see the finished product.

It looks like that should work pretty well. Are you going to use the blue barrels on the upper platform for the shower water?
Make sure you brace those pallets so they won't tip out, 100 gallons of water is heavy.

Yep the barrels on top will be for the shower water and thanks I will add some bracing for the pallets so I don't have any issues of it collapsing.

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834 pounds!

Is a cowboy shower simply an outdoor shower?

Yes'm it's just gonna be a simple enclosed structure. Semi open to the outside.

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