How to build a portable toilet and shower

Are you an adventurer, camper, or traveler who loves exploring the great outdoors? Then you know that finding proper bathroom facilities can be a challenge, especially if you’re in a remote area. That’s why building a portable toilet and shower can be a game-changer for your outdoor trips.

A portable toilet and shower allow you to enjoy the freedom and beauty of nature without sacrificing your hygiene and comfort. But, you might be wondering, how do I build a portable toilet and shower?

 

If you are seeking to build a portable toilet and shower, then look no further than Star Porta Potty. We offer a range of options and packages to suit your budget and personal preferences. Whether it’s for camping trips, festivals, construction sites, or any other outdoor events, you are sure to find the perfect portable toilet solution with us.

 

In this article, we’ll discuss the steps to build your own portable toilet and shower. We’ll cover everything from the materials you’ll need, to the tools required, and the steps to assemble it. We’ll also offer tips on how to use and maintain your portable toilet and shower properly. 

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Materials and Tools Needed

Before we start building, let’s gather the necessary materials and tools. Here’s what you’ll need:

Materials

  • PVC pipes (1 ¼ inch and 2 inches)

  • PVC fittings (tees, elbows, couplings, caps, and adapters)

  • Plywood sheets

  • Waterproof fabric

  • Waterproof tape

  • Sawdust or cat litter

  • Hinges and latches

Tools

  • Saw

  • Drill

  • Jigsaw

  • Sandpaper

  • Measuring tape

  • Marker

  • Level

Now that we have all the materials and tools we need, let’s get started building!

Building the Toilet

The first step in building a portable toilet is to create the frame. Cut the plywood sheets into four equal-sized pieces, and attach them together using hinges to create a box-like structure. The dimensions of the box will depend on how big you want the toilet to be, but typically it should be around 20 inches by 20 inches.

 

Next, drill a hole in the top of the box and insert a 2-inch PVC pipe. This will be the toilet seat. Attach a PVC cap to the end of the pipe to prevent any odors from escaping.

 

Now it’s time to add the waste tank. Cut a piece of PVC pipe to the same height as the box, and attach a tee fitting to the top. Attach a 1 ¼ inch PVC pipe to the bottom of the tee fitting, and attach the other end to a cap. This will be the drain. You can also add a vent pipe to the top of the waste tank to help with odor control.

 

To use the toilet, simply add some sawdust or cat litter to the box after each use. This will help absorb any liquids and control odors. When the waste tank is full, remove the cap and drain the contents into a disposal facility.

Building the Shower

Now that we have the toilet built, let’s move on to building the shower. The first step is to create the frame. Cut the plywood sheets into four equal-sized pieces, and attach them together using hinges to create a box-like structure. The dimensions of the box will depend on how big you want the toilet to be, but typically it should be around 30 inches by 30 inches.

Next, cut a hole in the top of the box and insert a 2-inch PVC pipe. This will be the showerhead. Attach a PVC cap to the end of the pipe to prevent any water from leaking out. To create the drain, attach a 1 ¼ inch PVC pipe to the bottom of the box, and attach the other end to a cap. You can also add a vent pipe to the top of the box to help with ventilation.

 

To make the shower waterproof, cover the box with waterproof fabric and seal all the seams with waterproof tape. You can also add a curtain rod and shower curtain to create some privacy.

Assembling the Portable Toilet and Shower

Now that we have both the toilet and shower built, it’s time to assemble them into a portable unit. First, attach the toilet and shower to a base made of plywood or a similar material. Next, attach the waste tank to the toilet, and the drain to the shower. Make sure everything is secure and level. You can also add some storage compartments to the unit to store toilet paper, soap, and other necessities.

Maintaining the Portable Toilet and Shower

To ensure the longevity of your portable toilet and shower, it’s essential to maintain them regularly. Here are some tips for maintaining your unit:

  • Empty the waste tank regularly and dispose of the waste in a proper facility.

  • Clean the toilet bowl and showerhead after each use to prevent the buildup of bacteria and mold.

  • Use biodegradable soaps and cleaning products to prevent damage to the environment.

  • Replace the sawdust or cat litter in the toilet after each use.

  • Store the unit in a dry place when not in use to prevent water damage.

Conclusion

Building a portable toilet and shower may seem like a daunting task, but with the right materials, tools, and instructions, it can be a fun and rewarding project. Not only will it provide you with a convenient and comfortable way to answer nature’s call, but it will also give you the freedom to explore the great outdoors without worrying about bathroom breaks.

At Star Porta Potty, we will be more than happy to provide you with the best advice, materials, and instructions on how to build a portable toilet and shower. With our help, you’ll have everything you need for your next adventure in no time!

Norman Demeo, the innovative pioneer behind Star Porta Potty Rentals, has reshaped the landscape of the temporary sanitation industry in the United States with a blend of dedication, environmental consciousness, and commitment to exemplary service. With a steadfast focus on maintaining high hygiene standards, sustainable practices, and a nurturing work environment, Norman Demeo has successfully elevated the standard of porta potty rental services across the nation.