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Old 04-30-2016, 04:04 PM
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DIY Shower install questions

Looking for any information on DIY shower installs, how you did your plumbing / mixing of hot and cold water. I have version of my own but not super happy with everything, would like to improve on the design.

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Old 04-30-2016, 04:36 PM
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Check out this thread I started it has a picture of what I used
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=71550
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:50 PM
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http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...=shower&page=4

Look at the picture on this page from Rockman......you could certainly add a pump to this but the materials are here for a budget shower w/o pump
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:54 PM
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Looking for any information on DIY shower installs, how you did your plumbing / mixing of hot and cold water. I have version of my own but not super happy with everything, would like to improve on the design.

Thanks for any links / photos you might have.
Tee after the raw water pump on the intake side will get you cold H2O

Fitting into the drain plug on the block will get you your hot.

Mixing valves on each, hot and cold lines.

"Y" after mixing into pump

Out of pump to shower head

Or, delete the pump and use your engine as Rockman suggests in his post.

I have owned both....prefer the pump version.

You could always try without and then add the pump.
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I installed the shower first and then the heater.

Had I installed the heater first, I probably wouldn't have bothered with the shower.

The heater and a couple of hot tubes gets much more use, especially during drysuit season.

Also, with silty water, I have in line screen filters on the shower feeds (bought at RV parts store) on both hot and cold.....constantly cleaning them out.
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dt37803 - I am thinking about the little copper manifold in your picture but with check valves. What type of valves and piping did you use to make that little manifold. I am using PVC and freaked out about the hot temp coming from the motor melting it.

thanks everyone for the links and info
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I don't know your exact need, but check rinsekit.com.
I use it every day after mountain biking.
And although I do have a shower in my boat, I always think of all the parts involved and how this people at rinse kit simplify and did a great product.
No I have no connection with them, just a happy customer.


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dt37803 - I am thinking about the little copper manifold in your picture but with check valves. What type of valves and piping did you use to make that little manifold. I am using PVC and freaked out about the hot temp coming from the motor melting it.

thanks everyone for the links and info
All brass fittings purchased at a big box store. I like a pump because the motor does not have to be running. As long as you don't take 20 minute showers. The pump also let's me fool around with spraying the surfer. The pump I used has an automatic pressure switch that turns on and off with the sprayer head. I used a spray head from a kitchen sink faucet.
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