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Gravity fed water system

Has anyone ever installed a gravity fed water system?
The wheels are turning here. I'm thinking of a simple tank, maybe 10 gallon, in a loft area above the shower stall. Pump hot water into it. Pipe it to shower head.
And shower.

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 12:46 AM
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Re: Gravity fed water system

We have a large gravity feed system in our cabin in NY. Works OK but the water pressure will be down. We pump with an electric pump to the loft and run all the water in the cabin for kitchen and bathroom from the gravity feed.
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All we use at camp is a 5 gallon bucket, with a shower head and a valve, hang it up after you fill it with whatever temp water you want and viola, a hot shower.

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All we use at camp is a 5 gallon bucket, with a shower head and a valve, hang it up after you fill it with whatever temp water you want and viola, a hot shower.
same here it works great!!!

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Re: Gravity fed water system

We have an old beer keg with a shower head welded on. M.A.S.H. type shower walls on the back of the outhouse. Heat our water on the stove with kettles. 2 hot/1 cold for perfect mix. Quite a sight in winter.

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All we use at camp is a 5 gallon bucket, with a shower head and a valve, hang it up after you fill it with whatever temp water you want and viola, a hot shower.
My cousin has a small stainless shower head on a hose to a gal stainless garden pump sprayer.

Fill w/ warm water and git 'er done!

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Re: Gravity fed water system

We have a deep turkey fryer pot that we never used and fill it with water, put it on the wood stove and by evening it is nice and hot. Fill a plastice dish pan about 1/2 full with the hot water, put in enough cold water so it is comfortable. Into the shower with a small sauce pan and shower up. Works great for us without all the pipes etc
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Re: Gravity fed water system

Belonged to a camp that we installed a gravity fed water system - above the camp we found a good spring/seep..we installed a 125 gal concrete tank with a lid.we dug it back into the hillside to eliminate any ground contamination.. elevation was about 400 ft higher than the camp.. you had to hold on real tight to your cup when filling at the kitchen sink - had around 60# pressure - we ran a 1" line back to camp and never had any issues with running outta water..
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Re: Gravity fed water system

I installed a cheap shower in my cabin, heat water on the stove in a 5 gallon pot, pour into a 5 gallon bucket, and use this for the pump/shower head. We've been using it for 3 years now and it works great zodi shower

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Re: Gravity fed water system

I use the same set-up as above. It's been working great for about a year now. Before that I just used a shower bag, filled it with warm water and hung it in the shower.

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