Build a Portable Shower for under $35

Below are the items to build a portable shower.

1. $14.99 Greenwood 2 Gallon Garden Sprayer. Harbor Freight Item Number 95690

This was purchased at a local Harbor Freight. They had different capacity tanks from 1.25 gallon, 2 gallon and a 5 gallon backpack. The 2 gallon seems like a good size to haul around while giving you enough water to last you about a dozen surf sessions.

Buy on Amazon here: 2 gal. Home and Garden Sprayer from TNM

2. $4.39 3/8 inch x 1/4 inch Push Connect – Push Fit Coupling. Lowes Item Number 748571

Take off the Harbor Freight spray nozzle and connect the barb push connect to the sprayer line.

Buy on Amazon here: Tru-Flate 21-143 1/4″ NPT Male Fitting x 3/8″ ID Hose Barb Type Fitting

3. $0.45 one foot of 1/2 inch PVC Tubing. Lowes Item Number 748277

Lowes sells this tubing by the foot so cut off about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 of the tube with a cutter.

Buy on Amazon here: Duda Energy LPpvc050-010ft 10′ x 1/2″ ID Low Pressure Clear Flexible PVC Tubing Heavy Duty UV Chemical Resistant Vinyl Hose Water Oil

4. $1.48 two count #4 clamps 1/4 inch to 5/8 inch. Lowes Item Number 417876

You’ll need three clamps so buy two bags. Attach and tighten on both sides of the 3/8 inch x 1/4 inch.

Buy on Amazon here: Size 4 (1/4″ ~ 5/8″) All Stainless Hose Clamp, 1/2″ Bandwidth, Pack of 10

5. $6.79 1/2 inch barb to 3/4 inch hose connector. Lowe Item Number 748333

Clamp on the 1/2 inch barb.

Buy on Amazon here: Anderson Metals Brass Garden Hose Fitting, Connector, 1/2″ Barb x 3/4″ Male Hose

6. $4.98 Orbit Metal Compact Dial. Lowes Item Number 417876

Wrap a little teflon tape to the 3/4 inch hose connector to prevent water leaking. Make sure all connectors are tight.

Buy on Amazon here: Best Garden Hose Nozzle (HIGH PRESSURE TECHNOLOGY) – 8 Way Spray Pattern – Jet, Mist, Shower, Flat, Full, Center, Cone, and Angel Water Sprayer Settings – Rear Trigger Design – Steel Chrome Design

7. $1.48 Blue Hawk 0.6-in x 43-ft Plumber’s Tape

Buy on Amazon here: Teflon Thread Seal Tape PTFE Thread Seal Tape 1/2″ x 260″

Watch the video below to put it all together


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