A person who came to the country to work in the garden or just to rest should be able to swim. Best suited for this summer shower, installed in the garden. However, the weather can not always please with warm days, and the water just does not have time to warm up in a day. The solution of the problem will be a built-in summer shower for giving with heating, allowing to take water procedures in any weather.
Mobile shower - the simplest arrangement of dacha comfort
With a very rare visit to the dacha it makes no sense to construct a stationary building for bathing. In this situation will help mobile shower, bought in the store. The product is easy to bring in a bag to the country, and on departure to take with you. The simplest garden shower looks like a rubber mat, inside which is mounted a foot pump. The source of water is any container installed on the ground. Two hoses are moving away from the pump: one for taking water and the other for feeding it to the watering can.
The portable shower works by trampling down the rug. Inside the pump is a diaphragm, inlet and exhaust valve. They pressed on the mat with one foot - the inlet valve opened, and the membrane sucked the water from the tank into the pump. They stepped on the other leg - the inlet valve closed and the exhaust valve opened. Water under pressure went to the hose with a watering can. Mobile shower can be used anywhere in the country house. Best on lawn in the garden.Tip! It is convenient to use a plastic bottle from the cooler as a water tank. She immediately upon arrival at the cottage put on a sunny place. During the day, the sun heats the water, and after lunch you can swim.
We make the project of a stationary summer shower for giving
For the construction of a stationary warm shower for the summer will need to develop a project. Do not be afraid, nothing complicated about it. For the simplest construction, the usual scheme drawn by hand on the album sheet will do. In the drawing indicate all the dimensions of the future shower.
Usually building a shower with their own hands, heated, adhere to the standard parameters:
- cabin height - from 2 to 2.5 m;
- width - 1 m;
- depth - 1.2 m.
In some cases, the width and depth of the shower stall may be increased. For example, for obese people or when arranging a locker room. In such cases, the width of the shower stall is increased to 1.6 m.Tip! The dressing room can be arranged in the dressing room. To do this, near the shower set additional racks, which stretch the tarpaulin.
Choosing a place to install the shower in the country
You can install a street shower in any corner of the suburban area. There are no special requirements for this building. It is reasonable to think about it, no one will put a shower stall in the courtyard. It is better to do it behind the house or in the garden, because for the soul it is necessary to organize a small drain. It is advisable to put a booth on a sunny plot to organize the natural heating of water from the sun. In order to save building materials, a shower can be attached to any building on the south side.
If a street shower in the country is set as a separate structure, it is advisable not to remove it from the house. After all, the water tank to do better with electric heating, and, therefore, it will need to pull the wiring from the meter.
We prepare the base for the suburban shower
Building a shower in the country with their own hands begins with the preparation of the place where the booth will be installed. According to the size of the shower house, they dig a hole not more than 50 cm. The bottom of the pit is covered with a layer of sand 15 cm thick, and on top with the same layer of rubble. With rare use of the shower or if no more than two people bathe a day, the base can be left in this state. Water will pass through the drainage layer and be absorbed into the ground.
For the organization of large drains, it is necessary to make a drain into the cesspool, and the foundation should be concreted. Alternatively, instead of concreting, the floor can be made from an acrylic tray.
We are building a foundation for a street shower in the country
Most often for the soul in the country build a columnar foundation. The photo shows the options for its arrangement of different materials. In any case, dig out pits not less than 80 cm deep under the pillars. The bottom is covered with a layer of sand with 30 cm thick gravel. Further installation of the pillars depends on the material used:
- The columns of brick or any other blocks spread on the cement mortar.
- It is possible to make columns from pieces of asbestos or metal pipes with a diameter of 150-200 mm. They are inserted into each well, then poured concrete.
- For the casting of monolithic pillars inside pits of plywood do formwork. Four rods of reinforcement are inserted inside each well and the concrete solution is poured.
In any case, a pin with a protruding thread is banged on each post. They are needed to fix the frame of the shower with nuts. All pillars should rise above the ground about 30 cm, and at the same level.Tip! If the cottage is located on loose soil, you can simply drive in the piles by making them from a metal pipe.
Arrangement of drain holes
If a lot of people bathe in the shower to give a heated apartment, the drainage floor will not have time to soak up a large amount of water. For drains will have to organize a cesspool. It is dug up to a depth of 2 m at a distance of at least 3 m from the shower stall. It is important to locate the pit no closer than 5 m from the house and 15 m from the water source.
It is not necessary to build summer cesspools for street showers from expensive materials. Optimal use of old car tires:
- By the size of the tires they dig a hole. At the bottom of the drill a hole is drilled with a diameter of 100 mm and a depth of about 1 m.
- On the PVC sewer pipe with a length of 2 m is drilled on the sides of the hole. Moreover, the perforation is done on the pipe section with a length of 1 m.
- The pipe is inserted with a non-perforated end into the drilled hole. On the surface there should be 1 m of pipe with holes. This area along with the end wrapped with geotextile. To secure the canvas using wire.
- The bottom of the sump is covered with a layer of rubble 60 cm thick. After that, the tires are placed on each other.
- Further work aimed at arranging the drain itself. From the floor of the shower stall to the cesspool, they dig a trench with a slight slope. It is necessary for the water to flow by gravity through the pipeline.
- PVC pipe with a diameter of 50 mm is laid in the trench. One end of it is brought to the center of the base of the shower stall, and the other is inside the cesspool. At the same time, a window is cut out on the tire tread through which the tube is inserted.
The cesspool for the shower is ready, it remains only to make a lid and attach a ventilation pipe with a cap to it.
Building a shower stall
To build a country shower with heating begin with the assembly of the frame, and first assemble the frame of the bottom trim. The frame can be welded from a steel profile, but it will be easier to use wooden blanks. So, the frame of the lower trim of the dacha shower is knocked out of a bar with a section of 100x100 mm. After that, it is laid on the foundation, securing anchor studs with nuts.Attention! Between the frame of the lower trim of the dacha shower and the foundation, it is necessary to lay pieces of roofing material to protect the wood from moisture.
When the lower trim of the dacha shower is ready, proceed to the installation of racks. For their manufacture using a bar section of 100x50 mm. Racks placed in the corners of the future shower stall, and two additional front for hanging doors. The width of the doorway is optimally maintained within 700 mm.
From above, the shower frame is fastened by strapping from a bar with a section of 100x100 mm. That is, they knock down just such a frame, as for the bottom trim. Outside, the finished frame of the shower is sheathed with wooden clapboard. Inside it is better to use plastic sheets, because of their resistance to moisture. The door knocked out of the board with a thickness of 20 mm or buy plastic in the store. To the shower stall it is fastened with hinges to the pillars of the doorway.Tip! On the back wall of the shower stall, a ventilation window should be provided to allow steam to escape.
For swimming in the cool days in the country it is better to arrange a warmed shower. Wood paneling keeps warmth well, but since there is space between the exterior and interior trim, it is better to warm the shower walls. This can be done with 10 mm thick foam sheets.
The roof of the dacha shower is made shed, but in order to save money, they use a square water tank instead of a roof. The factory-made plastic tank is selected in such a size that it completely covers the shower stall. Since we are building a warm shower in the country, then the tank should be bought with heated water from electricity.
Tips for choosing a shower tank
So, how to build a cabin dacha we figured out, now turn to its arrangement. Instead of the roof, there will be a square-shaped plastic tank. Buying a container is better than black. In such a tank, the water will not bloom. Another dark color attracts heat, so in sunny weather the water will be heated naturally.
In addition to the built-in heater, it is better if the shower tank is equipped with a thermostat. It will help to heat the water to the desired temperature, after which it will turn off the heating element.
Water tank fill
The shower water is poured manually into the buckets from the ladder, but this is a very time-consuming procedure. Better under the proposed scheme to do auto-fill from the water supply system or well. The water supply is connected through the float, which will regulate its level in the tank. Two control drains are discharged from the tank into the sewer. One pipe (in the brown scheme) is fixed at the lowest point of the tank for complete drainage of water for the winter. The second tube (in green) is fixed at the top of the tank. Through it, excess water is drained in case of float breakage.
If two more pipes (in the blue and orange color scheme) are fixed in the same way inside the tank, then a mixer can be put in the shower. Hot water in the watering can give an orange pipe, and cold - a blue pipe. As a result, the mixer will make the water warm, as needed for bathing.
In the video, an example of a heated shower:
Reviews of summer residents
On the positive qualities of using a heated shower in a suburban area will tell reviews of summer residents.Sergey, 39 years old, Tver Dush built himself in a country house from corrugated boarding. Buck welded square stainless steel, and inserted inside the heater with a power of 2 kW. I bathe before the onset of cold weather in autumn. Lidia Ivanovna, 56 years old, Angarsk. My husband made a shower stall, and installed a water tank for a booth. Capacity bought square shape, with a capacity of 100 liters. Automatic heating from electricity is very convenient. It works on the principle of a home boiler.