Water infrastructure for camp showers

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Re: Water infrastructure for camp showers

Post by Sham » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:09 pm

You could pick up some cheap wash cloths and plastic salad type bowls to help conserve shower water. A bowl with just a few inches of water can wet and suds up a person. No need to have the spigot running.

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Re: Water infrastructure for camp showers

Post by Token » Sat Jul 06, 2019 2:24 pm

10 minutes should be occupancy time with actual 5 minutes of water flow.

1 minute to wet.
2 minutes body rinse.
2 minutes hair rinse.

Rest is lather time, scrubbing, getting in and out, blah.

The 5 minute of actual flow time is important to know. That is the time the pump is pumping.

Now let’s talk duty-cycle : the big problem!

Past data sayz 120 showers per day.

1200 minutes of occupancy.

600 minutes of pump pumping.

10 hours of pump time per day.

Each shower stall has a 50% on 50% off duty cycle in the 10-minute period.

4 stalls.

Best bet is each stall having their own pump just to minimize pump burnout.

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Re: Water infrastructure for camp showers

Post by Honey B Adger » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:14 pm

This is the contingency plan!

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Re: Water infrastructure for camp showers

Post by Honey B Adger » Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:36 am

Update on this adventure...

WooHoo! I want thank everyone for the help on this topic(s). I have finally spoken with the leader, and I think we are going to be moving the camp in a positive direction. With plans to invest into the water infrastructure this year, that provides opportunity in the future for moving the camp from a village service to a gift of art/entertainment/dust off/ theme camp. WooHoo!

There is new excitement and inspiration and involvement from the leaders and I am happy to be working my ass off for the next few weeks! I am still open to any ideas and suggestions for making a heated (yes this is request) shower.

Thank you all for the support and for giving this Birgin a place in the community! Please come visit me on the Playa cause you all get a shower!!!!!

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Re: Water infrastructure for camp showers

Post by jordsels » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:57 pm

thanks for this post! v informative. OP, i DMed you about that first pic you posted. looks like a very sweet setup!

where did you land on grey water collection?

i am in a similar boat and trying to figure out the best way to collect it after someone is done using it. any tips appreciated!

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