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Old 12-17-2013, 07:51 PM
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outside shower hell

Doing a paver patio that has a existing shower mounted on house with a 4'◊6' deck on ground. Should I make a drain bowl out of pavers and pipe it out or? I do plan on sealing the patio too, will it be slippery?
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:45 PM
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needs to drain out. don't want the rubber duckie floating away
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:52 PM
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needs to drain out. don't want the rubber duckie floating away
I understand that it needs a drain. What's the best way to do that?
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:56 PM
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You need more info like location, whats around it etc. If possible i would just make it pitch off. The less drains the better, more to clog
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:05 PM
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Ever been in a shower when the drain clogs? That's a lot of water. I can't imagine successfully surface flowing that.

Depends on what's legal where you are as to how you deal with it. The inspector in built-up areas would probably want you to tie into the house septic or sewer line if practical. If you're in the sticks you may be able to shoot the water to a drywell. Just know how your soils drain. Graywater becomes nasty when it collects and sits.
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:41 PM
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Shower is 12' from corner of house,(shortest distance ) the entire length of house will be pavers. Its basically used to wash off after being at beach or pool, its a rental too. It currently has a deck with two fence panels and a door.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:05 PM
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This isn't complicated retxab.

All you gotta do is go to Walmart.

Buy the people a plastic kiddie pool.

When they wanna shower, they stand in the pool and let it catch the water.

When they're done - they just dump the water out of the pool into the lawn.

Geeze, why is it only I have all the answers??!
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Old 12-18-2013, 06:55 PM
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I called the building inspector about this issue in the summer. Any water from an outdoor shower must be directed to the septic. You have to tie into the main drain. The guy did say that "sometimes that doesn't happen."
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Old 12-18-2013, 09:16 PM
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Mine just drains onto the ground. I have seen many like mine, some piped to dry wells, but never piped into septic.
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:37 PM
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Just don't pave under the decking and let the water seep into the ground. We are at the beach and that is how we do most outside showers. If you want pavers as the flooring in the shower, I drain it to a big a$$ pit of trap rock underneath. You should have sandy soil so it should drain rapidly.
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