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Marc Cuslidge, Napa, California
Residential Shower Solution
2006 Chevy 3500 HD
1994 Weekender 1010
I did not like the way the stock shower/sink faucet worked in the shower. I re-plumbed the whole camper with residential faucets and pipes, installed a residential shower valve and the same shower head that I have at home. I want my camper shower to feel like I’m still at home.
I cut a hole next to the toilet and fitted the valve. Once I had it laid out, I plumbed the supplies to it. In order to hold the valve in place, I loosely covered it with duct tape over the back of the valve. I then filled the tape with expanding foam to lock the valve in place.
Then I brought a short nipple out and attached the shower head flex line to it with a valve in between. This way you can set your temperature and just shut the flow off to save water. I also screwed an adjustable shower head holder to the wall that doubles as a hook.
It has worked out great. It has great pressure and feels like I’m showering at home.
It took me eight hours to complete this modification and cost me $200. In my opinion, the skill level of this modification is hard.
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