Outhouses, outbuildings, privys...just a few of the names that this shed building is known to be called. While its original purpose may be no longer required in most areas, consider having one in your backyard as a place to store garden tools and gardening supplies. Your visitors and neighbors will do a double-take. An outhouse, (also known as a privy, kybo, jakes or earth-closet) usually refers to a type of toilet in a small structure separate from the main building which does not have a flush or sewer attached.
Pit type privy, 4 x 4 x 9 ft, shed roof with stud wall construction and wood floor. You must have the Adobe Acrobat Reader program on your computer to view this plan. PDF number 6396.
The latrine should be orientated so the vent pipe is facing the equator (South in Mexico). This one of the most important features as the black (DO NOTPAINT THE VENT PIPE) ABS pipe must be heated by the sun to promote ventilation.
Build a simple outhouse using these free step-by-step woodworking plans.
Pit Type Privy, 4 x 4 x 7 ft. PDF number 6054.
Very basic building information. In the old days people bought powdered lime or lye and sprinkled it down into the hole to help with the smell. You may want to add wood chips or sawdust each time you use it so that the material will compost.
Construction plans for an outhouse.
Design plan for an outdoor toilet.
While outhouses are one of the humbler elements of our sanitation systems, they have received a surprising amount of design attention and even public affection. They were actually a considerable advance over many older disposal methods in the United States (open trenches, cesspits), and the U.S. government actively encouraged their use in rural areas in the 1930s and 40s.
Build an outhouse using these free step-by-step woodworking instructions.
Build this outhouse using these free woodworking plans. At the bottom of the page you can continue on to part 2 of the build.
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