gooseneck copper Type L pipe and Sharkbite for outdoor shower


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Old 09-22-16, 03:55 AM
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gooseneck copper Type L pipe and Sharkbite for outdoor shower

I have rebuilt my outdoor shower, raising it from ground level up two feet to become a level part of the deck. The existing shower pipe is too low. The shower arm and elbow have been sawed off. First question: Will Sharkbite couplings be acceptable for outdoor use? We live in Madison, CT so the water is turned off for the winter.
Second question: Why on earth can I not find a stinking gooseneck shower arm to the remaining copper pipe? All the ones I've see are wall-mounted, which won't work. Deck mount only come with the full bib assembly. Is there a reason no one sells gooseneck brass, copper, whatever? If you know who might sell something like this please tell me!

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The drop ear elbow fittings are all wall mounted because they need the wall to support the piping and shower gooseneck. In your situation it would not be a good idea to try and support all the vertical piping and gooseneck just from your fittings passing through the wall. That's just asking for it to get bent out of shape or broken off.

When you ask why nobody sells brass gooseneck are you referring to the shower gooseneck or the drop ear elbow? Most drop ear fittings are brass. Also, if you do an internet search for brass shower gooseneck you'll find many options.
 
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Old 09-22-16, 06:09 AM
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tube straps

I can brace the plumbing to the clapboard with tube straps, no? There were two steadying the pipe against the clapboard before I cut them off (yet to replaced with new ones). I would assume that would do...

Also, what say you about using Sharkbites outdoors?

Oh, and gooseneck options are all wall-mount. I'm still not clear why I can't just replicate this outdoors:
http://www.homeclick.com/barclay-402...FUgkhgodTsUJcA
 
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Old 09-22-16, 06:25 AM
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Oh, and I'm just looking for the brass gooseneck shower arm, not the drop ear. Maybe that's why I can't find any...Or I just don't know enough about this to know if I found something.
 
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Are you looking for a vertical pipe with a large "shepherds hook" on the top? I thought Googling "camp shower" might lead somewhere but it didn't. "Emergency shower" had some potential, but might be a little too industrial. "Clawfoot shower gooseneck" yielded some very expensive options.



Why not just use the standard drop ear & thread-in shower arm of whatever size & shape you need? You can grind the ears off the fitting if they are redundant.
 
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What did you Google to find that shepherd's hook? Emergency shower is a cool idea, but history has taught me to stick with one idea or my project will never be completed.
 
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"Clawfoot shower gooseneck".
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You're not going to like the price!
 

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Old 09-23-16, 09:36 AM
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I'm surprised no plumbers have stepped up with a source for those wide-sweep pipes.

"outdoor shower" and "poolside shower" also led to some good items.

Picture here is blurry but looks like a good kit:
OUTSIDE SHOWER

I've camped at many parks with similar fixtures in the bath house (minus the hand-held wand).
 
 

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