I think seating with hand held shower heads would encourage clean feet, lower water use and accommodate users of various physical ability.
A rocket fired hot tub for post shower use would sooth without wasting heat and water.
For the seating l suggest mirrored tile for easy cleaning and to facilitate self examination.
I know poo less is at least encouraged at the lab but I know I would want the seating cleaned with soap before I used it.
Am I being squeamish? Maybe. I do deal with other peoples poop for a living, up to my elbows sometimes, but I find soap,water, proper PPE and minimizing the dose seems to keep me well.
These showers are just what we needed last year. Having showers is far better than having no showers.
This year we have a bit more focus on "how do we make the outdoor shower so cool that people would prefer to use that instead of the indoor shower?" So there is effort to upgrade these showers a bit.
Leaving behind the upgrades for this shower unit .... if we were to build this all over again, I think I would want to make the following changes:
- rather than four stalls of the current size, I think it would have been better to have two stalls that are twice the size. I think it would be good to have more room in the shower - allowing for more decoration, easier sitting while changing clothes, more dry space to put your clothes.
- maybe build a wofati shower / bath house. Something that would be warm all year. Something where we don't have to worry about frozen pipes.
wayne fajkus wrote:Interesting. Started with compost heating and now using rocket. Has one proved more reliable over the other?
The compost heater requires rebuilding the compost pile each spring. But since the first build, it was never built big enough so it did not provide enough heat. The first build did provide enough heat.