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    It's designed to save an old man's back when he washes off two big yellar dawgs durn near 365 days a year after morning training or hunting.

    When we built the house (wasn't a kit either ), I ran hot and cold lines through the inside wall to a shower valve located inside the garage. From there we run 5 feet to a frost proof hose bibb on the outside wall. I then dug a trench and ran corrugated drain line down to the pond 40 yards away. I had already attached the gutter down spouts to the drain line so it was simple to cut into the line, attach a "wye" and run it to where the shower base was being installed.

    I used 6 courses of landscape blocks to raise a 38" corner shower base to a level that's easy on my back to wash and dry the water monkeys. The strainer drain was placed directly over and attached to the corrugated drain line to carry all the waste water away. I sometimes clean fish and waterfowl there too.






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    Jim - thanks so much for all the details and the pictures. this will get added to our project list for sure. Glad to know it wasn't a kit. We don't have hunting lands as close as you do but our labs still could use a good shower and getting them in and out of the bathroom tub would kill my back. We have a lot of dust, dirt and airborne "stuff" down here in the Southwest. Right now I use the back patio so the water can just run off. I saw a couple of pictures on other posts and thought - now that is a great idea. As hubby and I get older we have to think of what will be easiest on our backs too. We just bought a nice telescoping ramp to help get the girls into the trucks without us lifting or having them jumping up and down. We can save their energy and joints for productive training and fun. Thanks again - I love the area around your home. Beautiful landscape and very peaceful.
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    Great pics of your set up Jim. Oh and of the pups of course !

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    What a smart idea!!!

    Do they ever get in it just to play?

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    That is a sweet wash station. I hope my wife does not see it.

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    Man, I am definately showing this to my hubby! Just so you know, he is gonna hate that you posted it! It is awesome...

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    Nice!

    As I am the one to bathe the dogs, Eddie mostly, I am going to have to convince the hubby that this would be a great thing to have. Maybe in ten years I might get it.....

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    What a smart idea.

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    Hot and cold running Labradors !

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