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Old 10-19-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Pump Sprayer for Showering and Pet Cleanup (split from Bathrooms)

Moderator's note: This thread has been split from the "Bathrooms worth the space?" topic, as they actually address quite different issues.

Since we're on the topic of outside hot showers, I'll put in a vote for my converted garden sprayer, which I've used on boats and can use with the camper too. It's simply a 2-3 gallon "pesticide" sprayer (never used for that of course) with a longer hose installed. I simply cut the wand down a bit shorter, but you could put on a different, more shower-heady end as well.

A few pumps, a shot of hot water from the kettle, and it's all sorted. Turning the wand nozzle changes the stream from wide shower to piercing stream, as needed. The pressure makes it easy to conserve water, as the air included kind of "blows" the soap off in addition to the water.

It's also super useful for any number of other things around boat/camp in a way that I have not found a bag-type sun shower to be. Rinsing things under pressure, etc.

Mine is dark green so oftentimes if it's sunny out I don't need the kettle water to heat it up. I wouldn't be without one, and as an extra bonus they're inexpensive.

I post this not to convince anyone, as to each their own, but simply to pose an option for those who are interested.

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Since we're on the topic of outside hot showers, I'll put in a vote for my converted garden sprayer, which I've used on boats and can use with the camper too. It's simply a 2-3 gallon "pesticide" sprayer (never used for that of course) with a longer hose installed. I simply cut the wand down a bit shorter, but you could put on a different, more shower-heady end as well.

A few pumps, a shot of hot water from the kettle, and it's all sorted. Turning the wand nozzle changes the stream from wide shower to piercing stream, as needed. The pressure makes it easy to conserve water, as the air included kind of "blows" the soap off in addition to the water.

It's also super useful for any number of other things around boat/camp in a way that I have not found a bag-type sun shower to be. Rinsing things under pressure, etc.

Mine is dark green so oftentimes if it's sunny out I don't need the kettle water to heat it up. I wouldn't be without one, and as an extra bonus they're inexpensive.

I post this not to convince anyone, as to each their own, but simply to pose an option for those who are interested.

Raya
I use the garden sprayer too. Works great.
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Raya, I think I've read about your shower before, but it never "clicked" how handy that would be till now! I don't suppose you have a picture do you (sorry, sometimes I need the visual)

Anyhow, what do you mean by "cut the wand down a bit shorter"? Is that a metal piece (see what I mean about visual????)

Thanks!
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Vickie,

My computer died and I'm using an old, creaky laptop in the interim. So I have no access to my photos and saving new images on here to post is a real bear. I wanted to post one though!

So, okay, go to this link and check out the sprayer. There are many varieties but this is similar to mine, except mine is dark green (got it at Lowes). That thing that looks like an electrical cord on the right is a shoulder strap, I think, so don't be fooled by that.

Solo Chemical Sprayer — 2.25 Gallon, 45 PSI, Model# 456 | Portable Sprayers | Northern Tool + Equipment

Now, see the "wand" on the left? That can either be plastic or metal, depending on the model. The tip has a rotating thing like a garden hose tip where you can change from strong stream to wider "sprinkle." At the other end where it connects to the hose is a "trigger."

I found the long wand to be a pain for showering, so I cut it down. The end(s) come off and it was just a tube that I could cut and then reassemble. I made it about 3" long. Then I took off the hose clamps and put on a longer hose, to make it easier.

The top comes off and leaves a pretty wide opening - about 5" - so you can easily add water from whatever source or a kettle. Then you screw it closed and give a few not-too-difficult pumps on the handle and, voila, pressurized water.

If you would rather buy one all set up for showering, I can highly recommend this one from Duckworks. It is black, so heats up in the sun, plus has a shower handle already. I don't have one but friends do and really like it. I would probably have bought one if I didn't already have mine. These are a nice couple who own this company, and they sell fiberglassing supplies too.

Duckworks Boatbuilders Supply

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Since we're on the topic of outside hot showers, I'll put in a vote for my converted garden sprayer, which I've used on boats and can use with the camper too. It's simply a 2-3 gallon "pesticide" sprayer (never used for that of course) with a longer hose installed. I simply cut the wand down a bit shorter, but you could put on a different, more shower-heady end as well.

A few pumps, a shot of hot water from the kettle, and it's all sorted. Turning the wand nozzle changes the stream from wide shower to piercing stream, as needed. The pressure makes it easy to conserve water, as the air included kind of "blows" the soap off in addition to the water.

It's also super useful for any number of other things around boat/camp in a way that I have not found a bag-type sun shower to be. Rinsing things under pressure, etc.

Mine is dark green so oftentimes if it's sunny out I don't need the kettle water to heat it up. I wouldn't be without one, and as an extra bonus they're inexpensive.

I post this not to convince anyone, as to each their own, but simply to pose an option for those who are interested.

Raya
We use a set-up very similar to Raya's description of the garden sprayer. However, we made a change to the existing wand/nozzle attachment and swapped it out for a trigger sprayer/hose attachment like the one used for rinsing on a kitchen sink. We have found it to fit our functional needs when boondocking.

As Raya stated, if the water isn't heated sufficiently in the tank by solar power then we just add hot water from the kettle. OR, if we remember to set out the Sun shower bag (with broken fittings) , we use that as a secondary hot water source.
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Thanks Raya and Deb, seems like a perfect solution! And will be great for dirty dogs, or muddy paws, too!
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Vickie,

One reason I have kept the standard wand (tho' shortened) is because you can dial it down to a very forceful, pinpoint spray. That's really handy for things like rinsing dogs Yet it's not bad for showering either when turned all the way "open."
(Whereas the kitchen spray/shower head type are always on "gentle shower" spray.)

One of those "just depends on your uses" things.

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Thanks for the idea for cleaning our dog paws after the shower is installed
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Pump up sprayer!

To use as a fast portable shower, rinsing the dogs feet before they come inside, or even a hand washer are really useful ideas.

These sprayers just might work their way into the "Don't leave home without it" catagory, like WD-40 and Duct Tape.

Hope somebody will have a working one at the rally Saturday.


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Hi Kip,

If you want to "ease" into the world of the sprayer, they also make a little one gallon hand-held one. It has a grip kind of like a flour sifter, or a syrup dispenser at a pancake house - right on the side of the body. Then you just lift the whole thing. It's not as handy for a shower, by any means, but it still has many uses around camp. Either those or the larger type can be had at Lowe's or etc. and they are not too expensive.

Of course if someone has one for you to check out at the rally so much the better.
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Hi Kip,

If you want to "ease" into the world of the sprayer, they also make a little one gallon hand-held one. It has a grip kind of like a flour sifter, or a syrup dispenser at a pancake house - right on the side of the body. Then you just lift the whole thing. It's not as handy for a shower, by any means, but it still has many uses around camp. Either those or the larger type can be had at Lowe's or etc. and they are not too expensive.

Of course if someone has one for you to check out at the rally so much the better.
Thanks Raya,

I have a couple of sprayers for various yard jobs. A small one for spraying fertilizers and such on vegeitable gardens, and a large one for Round Up, stains, cleaners and such. Just never thought about one for simply presurizing water for other uses. A really neat Idea.


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