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Do foot shower-undercover: master-class on making your own hands

Do foot shower-undercover: master-class on making your own hands

To escape the heat in hot summer days helps shower, so its construction is the dream of all owners of suburban areas. The most common designs summer soul refers to a wooden or metal frame fixed on top of a capacious water tank. This building is erected on an elevated site, with provision for removal of used water into a small septic tank or drain well. Not every vacationer immediately able to build a major shower. To solve the problem of allowing a mobile and compact device. To organize the reception of water procedures at any appropriate time will help shower-undercover, a variety of models which are implemented in commercial network. Most people vacationing in the summer at their country cottages, it is easier to buy the finished product than to wrestle with the manufacture of improvised devices. Skilled vacationers, to understand the structure and principle of operation of the invention sold, it is not difficult to make a shower a Stomper with his hands.

The contents

How shower-undercover?

Device soul-undercover is not very complicated. Its design consists of a minimum of parts:

  • a pair of rubber pedals with built-in valves;
  • a pair of corrugated hoses;
  • shower nozzle-watering.

In some models instead of two pedals in the design of the soul-undercover there is rubber Mat made of durable material that is used when manufacturing products for medical institutions. Built-in pad pumps operate on the principle known among motorists and fishermen foot pump-«frogs». The past using such simple equipment pump boat.

Shower-undercover for use in the country

A model soul-undercover offered by manufacturers for use in the country, is not equipped with a shower and fixed outdoor shower

Instead of corrugated hoses, some manufacturers use conventional tubes with smooth thin walls. Such tubes during operation and during storage, can be reversed in the crease, which in the end may lead to the violation of their integrity and early failure of the whole structure of the mobile soul. Besides «creases» impede the free passage of water through the system. If necessary, damaged hoses can easily be replaced by new, bought on the market, but if you want even increasing.

Another model foot soul

Another model of the foot soul, the same principle, but slightly different design and used accessories

What is the water pressure and what it depends on?

Actively stepping with your feet on the Mat, the man shakes preheated to the optimum temperature the water out of any container: buckets, Jerry cans, tank, inflatable pool, etc. the water flows from the shower heads, under pressure of 2-2. 5 m. However, the uniformity of flow of water jets should provide the man himself. As soon as cottager stops working legs, so immediately and stop the flow of water. On the one hand, not very convenient, and with another – economical consumption of water. For single shower requires only ten liters of water. Of course, not everyone will like aerobics when taking a shower. Although many gardeners during this procedure lifted the mood, especially in women. After all, you can not only rinse with water, but also the shape «pump up».

The good thing about country shower undercover, so that they can be used even in a shower stall mounted on the dacha from scrap materials, at least in an open area anywhere on the site. The product is compact and lightweight, so you can move effortlessly to the place of application.

The option of making a homemade shower-undercover

To build a homemade shower foot Stomper by the following scheme:

IED foot shower-undercover

The scheme of IED foot shower-undercover, in accordance with which any cottager can try to build their own setup for taking water procedures in the country


  1. The foot pump portable car.
  2. Rubber hose.
  3. Capacity plastic lid.
  4. Wooden or rubber tube.
  5. The tube is plastic or metal.
  6. Shower head.

The icon D1 on the chart the diameter of the hole in the plastic container. The distance D2 should be greater than D1 10 mm.

Place the container in a Sunny place and fill it with water. While the water heats up naturally, fulfil current Affairs. In the country always a lot of work. If you can’t wait, you can use heated appliances water. The main scope of work is necessary for the manufacture of the tube in which it is necessary to cut two holes for tubes of different diameter. One hole should be 10-12 mm, and the other a little more: 18-20 mm. In these holes insert the tube. Please note that the tube of larger diameter have to get almost to the bottom of the tank.

Further, both tube wear hose. The flow of air into the container of water is provided by a portable foot pump through a hose of smaller diameter. This pump among the drivers call «frog». At the end of the second hose attached shower heads. All details connect as shown in the diagram. Watering can shower if you wish, fix on the tree, the fence, the wall of a country house, to free his hands. More convenient to use a holder which is easily removed hose with a shower head if necessary.

This simple design of foot soul, easily assembled by one person, can be improved. To do this, use the watering can with tap. Closing the faucet, the pressure in the tank is pumped by the pump to a level sufficient to water some time poured from a watering can evenly and rich jet. Then pressure again, a little catching up with the pedal portable pump.

This homemade shower-undercover can be used in the country as one person, or more. In the latter case, the man taking a shower, don’t worry about pumping water. It will make «companion procedure». Then the friends just change places.

The scope of this foot soul

In addition to the main purpose of installing, pumping liquid from the container, can be used:

  • for car washing, Windows, garden, walkways and sidewalks laid at the site;
  • spraying the plants grown in the country;
  • watering certain beds of warm water.

A homemade shower-undercover, collected in the described embodiment, is not suitable for use in the apartment during the absence of hot water. With this function perfectly cope models sold in the trading network. Therefore, for this purpose it is better to buy one of the proposed manufacturers of portable shower devices discussed in the beginning of this article.

The use of soul-undercover for watering flowerbeds

The use of soul undercover for watering flower beds. The red hose lowered into a bucket of water, and the black hose equipped with a nozzle-head (behind the scenes)

Ever enjoy the design of country soul is still not very convenient. Over time, it is better to build a stationary shower with capacity, a comfortable cabin, providing space for dressing rooms and placement of bath accessories. On cloudy days the water is not heated to a comfortable temperature, therefore, the stationary outdoor shower should be equipped with electric heating. In the meantime, never got around to building such a facility, it will come down and shower-undercover, collected in haste on their own or bought ready-made in stores specializing in the sale of leisure goods, garden, fishing.

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