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Old 02-14-2019   #31
 
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I built mine using a small bulb pump but might upgrade to the whale babyfoot. Here are the materials:

1/4" loc line (1) $8
small spring clamp (1) $5
1/4" primer bulb (1) $12
Brass Hose Barb with Straight Fitting Style, 1/4" Thread Size (2) $2
Total Cost: $27 (excludes zip ties and buckets)

I like having the modular faucet head. You can drop it down into the bucket to splash less and then raise it up as the dirty gets full.

Will post pictures later. Connect the loc line to the clamp with a zip tie. Loc line connects to the barb then barb to the primer bulb hose. The second brass hose barb is used as a weight to keep the intake at the bottom of your supply jug. I use 2 5 gal buckets stacked. Bottom one has a hole drilled in the side. I made a wood platform that the bulb sits on using more zip-ties.

The flow definitely leaves something to be desired but it was cheap and it works.

Here are some links (all on amazon or grainger):
Clamp
Hose Barb
loc line
bulb pump


EDIT:
You could use these parts for more flow
Hose Barb (2) $10
1/2" tubing $13
baby foot pump $23
1/2" loc line $9

total cost $60 (excludes zip ties and buckets)

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Old 02-14-2019   #32
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I made this one 7-8 years ago for a Grand Canyon trip. I wanted a system that would fit in the space of a 20mm box and that you didn't have to bend over to use.
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Old 02-14-2019   #33
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I use the same set up with 1/4 inch coper tubing at the wash bucket. I use clear plastic tubing from the supply bucket to the fuel bulb and on to the coper tubing. The tubing is flexible and is stored in the bucket with the lid for transport as well as the soap and trash bags. Try to have two stations with one at the groover and one at the kitchen. The coper tubing is held in place with A clamps.
Having two hand wash stations was actually really nice on the last GC trip. Evercat and I both brought one, and it kept the groover germs, far,far, away, from the kitchen. We did have to do a fair amount of work on his raft, though, with the burning of it for fuel every night, the 7 layover days did provide for plenty of time for Huck Fin style boat repair, however......
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Old 02-14-2019   #34
 
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I made this one 7-8 years ago for a Grand Canyon trip. I wanted a system that would fit in the space of a 20mm box and that you didn't have to bend over to use.
I think yours was the inspiration for mine. Did you run the Grand last year? My buddy was on a tip and sent me a pic of your setup.

Two hand was a mandatory on any trip in my opinion.
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Old 02-15-2019   #35
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Yes, in July.
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Old 02-16-2019   #36
 
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I just go down to the river with some soap.
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Old 02-16-2019   #37
 
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Ive moved to just using a water cube over a bucket. I prefer gravity flow and lots of water to wash. (Note the photo below is not mine, but you get the idea)

I usually start with clean drinking water in the cube. Then move onto the next clean available water source. If not drinking water I add a couple drops of bleach or boil some water on the fire at night to add to the jug.

This method wastes more water, and is probably not so good on a silty river where clear water is scarce.

That's a clever design. The thing that gives me pause is that someone with dirty hands has to turn the lever to start washing which contaminates the lever and then they turn it back off when they're done, getting whatever back onto their hands and also being a potential vector to someone else. I imagine it would be fine most of the time but if you were trying to deal with something nasty like norovirus that the wash station might not be effective. I think that's why most of the commercial and copies or similar designs use a foot pump.
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I bought it from DRE with their hand wash set up. This is a link to foot pump, it is the nicest one I have found.

Whale Marine - Products

Totally! the whale pumps prime easier, pump more volume with better pressure, and hold up much longer than the little bellows pumps. Definitely worth the $$.
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Old 02-28-2019   #39
 
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I'll have to get mine out an post some pictures but I basically transformed a very simple zodi battery powered shower to be a pretty kick-ass hand wash system.

I pulled the connection from the zodi switch and ran it to a foot pedal switch for about $5 and mounted it on a small wood platform to keep it off the sand. Make quick disconnects between the foot pedal and the zodi battery box.

We have two setups in our group like this and since we have a fair number of kids that we travel with it make them more likely to wash their hands.

I originally use the actual shower head from the setup but recently transitioned to a piece of stainless steel pipe similar to the commercial systems you can buy.
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Old 03-22-2019   #40
 
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Just upgraded to 1/2" ID tubing and the baby whale foot pump. Haven't zip tied the locline to the clamp yet. Need to spray paint the clamp with rust-oleum first.
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