a. Drum On Overhead Platform. Figure 6-28 shows a metal drum placed on
an overhead platform. Shower water is drawn off through an outlet fitted into the
bunghole. A small can with one end removed and the other end perforated serves as a
showerhead. A canvas or wooden cover helps reduce evaporation of water left in the
drum to be warmed by the sun.
Figure 6-28. Shower unit using 55-gallon drum.
b. Tilting Drum. Another method of using the metal drum is shown in
figure 6-29. In this shower, the drum itself has been perforated. Pulling down on the
rope that is attached to the top of the drum tips the drum and operates the device.
Figure 6-29. Tilting drum shower unit.