Brand new to the site, but a longtime tent camper, i was brought to this site because of this kitchen set up. I usually camp with many friends for medieval Recreation events and thought this would be just what our camp needs! I especially want to thank Joe Camper for his price/breakdown, this has given me a LOT to look forward to on my next shopping excursion for our group!
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This is a brilliant design but I am stumped on how you get the water to flow upwards into the sink without a pump. Can you explain that to me??
What about using the lantern hanger to hang the water source?
We do a lot of Primitive Camping and use a Zodi Extreme S/C to Heat water for showers. We Plan on making this great wash station that is posted and will incorporate the Zodi into it so we will have flowing hot water to the sprayer. Just heat the Zodi, Pump it up and you now have flowing hot thru you sprayer. you can find the extreme at Zodi.com. would post a picture but just can’t figure out how that works yet
Working on a similar setup using the outside shower on our popup for hot and cold running water. Plumbed the sink to empty into the gray water tank. Used a piece of PVC for the cross (towel) bar. Thanks for the great idea – turned out we already had most of the supplies on hand! Will give it a try during the holiday weekend and post follow up pictures!
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Started building one of these units. Found that 1" PVC fits snugly inside the tubes that support the shelves. I cut some legs for the towel rack that slide down inside the tubes. Added "T" fittings to serve as stops. No need to add the supports on the outside ends of the shelves. All the pieces of the towel rack will nest inside the shelves when disassembled.
I’d add a photo, but apparently that is not possible on this forum.
…well, I haven’t quite figured out how to post a photo, but I think I’ve created a link to my photo… (if it works), here is my Dish Washing Station with running hot/cold water using our outdoor shower 🙂
I bought most of the supplies to make this but wasn’t able to get the connectors to convert from garden hose to sink and the drain to garden hose. I even had a Home Depot dude helping me. We couldn’t find a PVC connector like the one pictures that would screw onto the drain. The treads didn’t match. What am I missing? I really want to get this done before our upcoming trip!
Thanks for any help!
For both of the units that I built and created I found that using a "BAR SINK DRAIN" works much better then using a regular sink drain for several reason, first its smaller and fits easier in the plastic bin, second its lighter weight putting less stress on the plastic bin bottom and wait for it ….. third it is much easier to adapt the threads on the bottom of a bar sink drain to convert to PVC pipes to reduce and adapt to a garden hose fitting. Take a look in the plumbing section of home depot or Lowes find a bar sink drain (its smaller then a regular sink drain) walk it over to the PVC fitting area you should be able to find all of the right fittings that will fit on the outside threads to reduce it down and then finally put on a non pressurized fitting to have your garden hose fit. If you are still having trouble let me know. I will try to take close up pictures of the drain and the PVC fittings I used to create the original one to help you out . If you follow my original links in the beginning of the thread I think it takes you to my flicker account where you can see several pictures of the drain if there still up . I will look and I will also repost some close ups Pictures. Since I created it I have modified it several times and added an actual faucet with knobs to make it more user friendly.
here is a link to a close up of the drain system
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there are 3 pieces in that picture and I also used 2 pieces of straight pipe to connect all of them together. 1- the drain adapter 2- the elbow
3- the reducer with threaded end that fits onto a garden hose
see how the bar sink drain has a second set of threads on the smaller section, this is wear I put the adapter to reduce it to a garden hose
and here it is with the modification the actual faucet
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the faucet head comes off when I pack it down simply unscrews for storage, this was the lowest profile and simply quick take apart faucet that I could find for $19.99
Thank you Vik-King!
I had your pictures up on my phone while talking to the Home Depot guy and he was telling me it couldn’t be done. I had to walk away after I showed him the picture of it DONE three times.
Good tip on the bar drain. The one I got did seem big for the task. I will look for the bar drain today at lunch at Lowes. Thanks again!
Here is the last piece to the puzzle
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This is the adapter I put on the end of the hose to make it fit on the PVC threads they have a section at the depot where all these brass fittings are hanging on a peg board in clear and green zip locks. If you get an associate they will usually let you take them out of the bag and try them before you buy them so you get the right one. Some have course threads and others fine for this application AI used the course thread adapter. Make sure you use a little pluming thread tape on all the metal fittings that you use so you don’t have any leaks
I used a bar drain as well. Got all parts from Home Depot (with help). Sorry I didn’t keep the receipt for the item numbers… I have since added a second wash bin, roll of paper towel, clip on light and waste basket – Everyone loves it!! Thank you for sharing.
Really nice design.. And I gotta agree- its sometimes hard to find adventurous help at the store. Hang in there, i found everything at Lowes, just as advertised.
Boondocking idea: for a simple pressurized water system, you might try cutting the nozzle off the hose of a "hudson" type sprayer. Adapt hose to your water feed. And pump it up.
Not a huge amount of capacity, but it will deliver water to your sink for a quick wash up.
Unfortunately I only found this now, so a lot of the pics from the beginning are no longer accessible.
Are you able to post more so I can see what it looks like assembled and disassembled?
I am looking at building something similar, but with an extra table or two for a cooker and some counterspace for cutting, etc.