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MN Mike
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  Quote MN Mike Replybullet Topic: Hand wash
    Posted: 30 May 2017 at 8:11pm
Howdy folks.

One of the rafters bailed on our MFS permit in a few weeks and is taking his 2-bucket foot-pumped hand-washing station with him- dangit! (not so dramatic though really).

Anyway, these systems look pretty easy to construct, but I've been skeptical of either the price or quality of the foot pumps I've been finding online. I'm sure some of you all have built these before so would you mind sharing where you found your pumps?

While we're on the subject, I'd like to make a setup that has the grey water stacked on top of the fresh water so you don't have to bend over to wash all the time. (as such, but without the table)

Any cool pro-tips or special modifications you've seen or wish you'd used on your setups?

Thanks and cheers!
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Jed Hawkes
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  Quote Jed Hawkes Replybullet Posted: 31 May 2017 at 8:52am
I've seen this before but without the little pedal piece and table. you can hose clamp a spring clamp to the metal hose and clip the metal part to the bucket and the whole thing breaks down and fits inside the bucket.

you'd need a:
1 primer bulb
length of hose
length of copper pipe that you can bend into a spout
two buckets, one for fresh, one for grey.
hose clamps of appropriate size.

if you can find a smaller bucket that nests inside a larger that's ideal.
The line will become apparent
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