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Old 07-20-2020, 05:49 PM
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This past weekend was another work weekend at camp. I got to work building a fence skirting along the camper and a gate from the camper to the outdoor kitchen. Today I went back to finish off a small section of fence and another gate on the opposite side of the kitchen going to the shed. This is all to keep the dogs inside a fully fenced yard. It's all coming together. I still have more work to do before it's all done.

Our oldest son prefers to sleep in a tent so we have an area behind the kitchen that fits it perfectly. When he's done camping with us because he's too old etc, that area will be a good place for a small garden.
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Today's project at camp. We've been talking about building an outdoor shower for a couple years. It's not fully complete yet but I did get the shower faucet and hose hooked up temporarily to try it out. It's 4x8 and will eventually have a metal roof installed (tomorrow hopefully) along with a rod and curtain inside which will create a 4x4 change area and a 4x4 shower area. A bench and hooks will also be installed.

For water, it hooks up to the built in outdoor shower on the back of the camper. It'll be completely private with a locking door.
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Thanks. It's a labor of love. The shower is the camper is fine and plenty big enough being a corner shower. We wanted something a touch bigger though where the kids can easily get cleaned up when they get dirty at camp.
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So I was up and at it by 8am installing the metal roof on the shower house. I then got to work building a small bench out of leftover pieces of wood. Still a few pieces of fence boards for the interior and install the plumbing and hooks.
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So I was up and at it by 8am installing the metal roof on the shower house. I then got to work building a small bench out of leftover pieces of wood. Still a few pieces of fence boards for the interior and install the plumbing and hooks.
You have been at it longer than me, it never really ends does it? It looks like everything has been holding up pretty good over the winters to.
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Nope. Never ends. Lol always something to do out there. After this project is done I'm finishing off a section of fence and laying down some crushed rock around the fire pit. Then taking down the tarp garage this fall. She who must be obeyed has hinted at a screened in gazebo in it's place. I'll have to think about that one. Lol. All this construction is cutting into my boating and drinking time. Lol
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Nope. Never ends. Lol always something to do out there. After this project is done I'm finishing off a section of fence and laying down some crushed rock around the fire pit. Then taking down the tarp garage this fall. She who must be obeyed has hinted at a screened in gazebo in it's place. I'll have to think about that one. Lol. All this construction is cutting into my boating and drinking time. Lol
I have found that if you don't obey, you will spend an equal amount of time listening to it.Then have to do it anyway. On the cabin redo if it isn't one of the wife ideas its one of mine extending the construction time. I was done in my head with the cabin and the power container. Now after looking at you're outdoor things I'm getting ideas that will last for years.
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Lmao. You're welcome.

We started out with basically a gravel pit 7 years ago. Our site didn't even exist and was a hole at the bottom of the hill only weeks before we moved in. So we saw it as a blank canvas. The sweet part of it is that I have it set up in a way that I can have the camper out of there ready to travel in the time it takes to pull in the slides and hook up to the truck. Most people out there have their campers blocked in and inaccessible.
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Lmao. You're welcome.

We started out with basically a gravel pit 7 years ago. Our site didn't even exist and was a hole at the bottom of the hill only weeks before we moved in. So we saw it as a blank canvas. The sweet part of it is that I have it set up in a way that I can have the camper out of there ready to travel in the time it takes to pull in the slides and hook up to the truck. Most people out there have their campers blocked in and inaccessible.

So when does the gazebo get started? Ill be waiting
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Shhhhh. She'll hear you. Lmao
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I'm on a mission this morning. Went to 3 different lumber places and not one treated 2x4 8' to be found. I did score 40 5' fence boards for another camp project as well as the last 3 6' fence boards I needed to complete the shower.

I also got a rod and shower curtain, a shower mat and a shower caddie as well as some hooks for towels etc.
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Back at camp for the day finishing up the shower. Got hangers hung for the towels etc. I picked up a rubber mat for the shower area and a caddie to hold soap and such. I also installed a rod and curtain. I had planned to finish the permanent plumbing but forgot a couple things. Next time. Lol

I also removed a few corner boards that were overlapping and cut them to size with the table saw.
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Back at camp for the day finishing up the shower. Got hangers hung for the towels etc. I picked up a rubber mat for the shower area and a caddie to hold soap and such. I also installed a rod and curtain. I had planned to finish the permanent plumbing but forgot a couple things. Next time. Lol

I also removed a few corner boards that were overlapping and cut them to size with the table saw.
Keep up the good work, amazing what you can get done a couple hours here and there.
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Thanks.

Aside from finishing the shower, I rebuilt a section of fence. We had installed privacy screens to block the camper beside us a few years ago. Since then we expanded with a deck kitchen fence and shower all with fence boards so to match, I removed the old screen and built a new fence in it's place.

The camp owner spread some ground asphalt yesterday so I leveled it out and spread it even.
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Finished off the fence today. Went for a swim in the lake. Now enjoying a few beer in the hot afternoon sun.
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Your set up just getting comfy! Way to go
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Thanks. It is very comfy. It's taken 7 years of hard work bit by bit we've built it up to what we have now.

We started with a blank slate. Basically just a gravel pit with hydro and water.

Speaking of water, I have the water hooked up properly now for the shower. So here's how it goes:

On the back of the camper there's a set of taps. Hot and cold with a quick connect fitting for a curly hose that came with the camper. It has a regular garden hose fitting on one end. At that point, I put a water hose splitter with 2 shut off valves. One side is open with nothing on it and the other side connects to the main hose going to the back of the shower. So I can set the water with the empty valve open and the one going to the shower shut. Once the temperature is set, i shut the valve for the open side and open the one to the shower.

Now we have water going to the shower set at the right temperature. Because the tanks on the camper aren't that big, we don't want to waste it while we get ready to shower. So I have the hose from the camper to the shower going to a single tap. We can go in, get ready, then turn on the tap and have instant water set to the right temperature for a nice relaxing shower.

I still have to work out a couple kinks in the system but it works great. My wife loves it.

The shower in the camper is a decent size but gets filled with laundry and stuff. So it's a pain to empty.
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