Get Hot and Cold Water to an Outdoor Shower | Part 2 | DIY Plumbing!

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to be doing all of the plumbing to get water to   it both hot and cold six years ago when i built 
my parents an outdoor shower i just hooked it up   the water source to a hose bib meaning they only 
have cold water i personally like hot showers so   i chose a location right outside of the master 
bathroom so that i could tap into the plumbing   that's already existing let me go inside and start 
off at the very beginning on how i get to this   point actually let me start off showing you the 
overall system in my 3d modeling software called   solidworks this is the new 3d experience from 
makers starting inside underneath the kitchen   sink i'm going to tee down and then drill a hole 
from the inside of the cabinet all the way to   the outside of the house from there plumbing line 
called pex goes straight down into the ground into   a trench at this point there's going to be shut 
off valves now it's going to run all the way to   the outdoor shower and then t up from here it'll 
run through the slat design of the paneling system   and terminate it into a valve that will control 
the hot and cold water and then from this valve   it'll go up into the shower head if you're 
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you what the before looks like there's a really   good chance that the underneath of your sink looks 
the same way you have a hot water line and a cold   water line so i took off both of these valves and 
replaced it with a copper t i'll leave you a link   in the description to a video to show you how 
to sweat pipe this is what my setup now looks   like the top has a shut off valve that will allow 
me to shut off the water to the sink but then it   now goes down to the bottom to where this shut 
off valve will shut off the water going to the   outdoor shower having these as separate shutoff 
valves will allow me to turn these off should   it ever freeze in texas and allow me to drain the 
lines going to the outdoor shower without killing   water to the sinks now i'm going to go to the 
bottom of the sink and drill some pilot holes if   you will the purpose of these holes is to give me 
a location to the outside of the house on where i   need to drill larger holes to run plumbing once 
those are punched all the way through now i can   go to the outside of the house find these small 
holes and enlarge them to fit the pipe that i'm   going to be running i definitely recommend running 
pecs if you're going to be doing this project   here's a really fun experiment to show you 
how a few different materials hold up if it   actually does freeze i took a line of cpvc pex and 
copper filled them with water and put them in the   freezer i left them in the freezer for 24 hours 
to see which one would actually hold up oh yeah   big bust bear skill pipe oh yeah cut a crack 
there out of these pecs is the winner if   you're not familiar with pex there are two 
different sort of crimping fittings here's a   rundown on the different methods one method is 
a solid ring like this that requires a crimper   in order to squeeze around the entire thing this 
is actually the compact unit to get into tighter   spaces because typically you have to open the 
handle so wide in order to get enough leverage to   tighten down on a solid ring like this so the one 
that i prefer is actually the ring looks like this   where you just have to get the crimper around 
this little nub here and then once you compress   completely on this nub then your fitting is good 
to go and this is what this crimper looks like   it has this ratcheting feature to where it only 
releases once you compress all the way down   which i think is a really cool feature because 
then if you if you don't compress it enough it   won't allow you to back up on the handle so that's 
really cool feature and then the way that it looks   is you just grab right there onto that nub and 
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home and shop safe now that the holes are punched   it's a matter of running the line from the sink 
to the outdoor shower you want to come out of the   holes which of course the other side goes into 
the vanity you want to run down into the ground   you can see that i have a trench dug 
from the house over to the outdoor shower   down here is going to be the lowest point in 
the system and so i'm going to go ahead since   i'm building it and put in a drain option so that 
way it doesn't freeze very often here in texas but   whenever it does it'll be nice to be able to get 
all the water out of the system whenever you're   buying these fittings i'm going to buy one that 
just has a regular shut off valve on it but then   on the cold water line i actually bought one that 
it still has a valve on it but it also has a hose   hose bib fitting as well as the pex fitting and 
this will allow me the option of draining it or   hooking up a water hose should i ever want to 
of course you're going to want to fill in the   trench after you're done laying all of this so 
you can buy one of these black valve cover boxes   this black box is not only going to allow you easy 
access by keeping the dirt away from it but it'll   also give you some protections for your valves 
and line here so that you can drive over it with   the mower now before you cover it back up the hot 
water line needs to be insulated pex loses so much   heat whenever you put it into the ground so if you 
actually want a hot shower go ahead and take the   time to insulate at least the hot water but know 
that you can also insulate both lines to cover up   these holes i'm going to be using some caulking 
and i'm going with the dynaflex ultra made by   dap this has a one hour rain and paint ready time 
but i like this one because it's one of the best   exterior caulkings that you can do and it's 
uv resistant and crack proof i'm just gonna go   around each one of the pipes to fill in the holes 
so that critters can't go in and out all right so   that handles all of the plumbing from the inside 
of the valves to the outdoor shower now we need   to work our way up to a shower head and a valve 
something to turn on and off that hot and cold   water we just ran the design of the slotted panels 
makes it easy to hide the pecks internally you're   going to be able to see it either from the inside 
or outside so i chose to hide it from the outside   the spacing works out to where a 1 by board can 
easily be slipped in and still leave room for   the pecs so the pex line is going to terminate 
into whatever hot and cold valve you choose yeah so when you go and install this 
make sure that it's in the orientation   you want it before you start screwing it 
down i want off to be all the way down   so therefore i am putting it there and 
then i will screw in this back flange now for a shower head you can go about this a 
few different ways i personally chose to go with   one inch steel pipe you can buy whatever shower 
head your personal preference likes and then   simply attach all of the fittings together now to 
connect the shower head to the valve you just need   to look at what fittings comes with your valve 
and then connect the two i personally drilled a   hole in the top cap and then again use the slatted 
design to go from that top cap down to the valve i am personally in love with the way that this 
turned out it's very simple it didn't take long at   all especially the plumbing that was way easier 
than what i was anticipating so if an outdoor   shower has been on your to-do list then know that 
i have a set of plans if you'd like to build this   one if you have questions about anything that 
you've used i lefty links down in the description   and i'll see you on whatever i'm working on next 
guys thank you so much for checking out this video   if you would like another project to tackle 
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april

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