Post by schweetcruisers on Jan 15, 2013 18:12:09 GMT -5
The plumbing is done, it was the last of the major systems to be complete, but I can't test it since it's 18 degrees here.
My ever filling mechanical storage, 10 gallon tank, pump, trailer lights junction box, are already installed, I still need to fit a battery, inverter, and trickle charger.
I came up with this simple manifold to prevent backflow and to be able to change from one supply to another.
Nothing too exciting about drains-
I may have gone over board with this, I needed something to hold my grey water dump valve. It's pretty fancy for something that is only going to be seen by the person draining the tank. I used a piece of Red Ceder coated in rubberized undercoating, I than used some aluminum to clad it. I used the same detail as the wings.
One of the fun things is to add little details that no one else notices. It's also a way of reassuring yourself that you're work is up to snuff with the rest of the excellent craftsfolk on here. If you're going the extra mile on, for lack of a better word, superfluous things like that, then the basic level of your work must be ok too. I have the same thoughts about moviemaking, I like it when I notice little things that the director added that I KNOW 99% of the audience never sees.
Love the sconces and the license plate and door handle lights! A note about pumps, the local RV place tells me that all modern pumps have a check valve built in, so you shouldn't have to worry about backflow through the pump when you're on city water. And I understand most city water fittings also include a check valve, so when using the tank and pump you shouldn't get any water shooting out the side of your trailer either. I couldn't tell by your post if you built that manifold to allow filling the tank from city water, so ignore me if that's the backflow you were concerned with Or for any other reason, hehehe.
Post by schweetcruisers on Feb 5, 2013 19:58:59 GMT -5
Cowcharge, the reason I did the manifold was even though the pump and the city have check valves, I did want the water pressing on them all the time. I figure it's cheap insurance to prolong the life of the pump!
Post by schweetcruisers on Feb 7, 2013 22:50:20 GMT -5
Shooting for mid-April, weather, money and time permitting. Our Anni is late in April and it would be fun to do out first trip to the Colorado wine country, drink, fish, ride bikes, drink some more!! That's the goal, it's towable just not ready for its debute!