Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-19-2006, 11:37 AM   #547
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Dennis,
thanks for the link. I book marked it, so I can refer to it when needed.
I rebuild a PAR pump with pulsation chamber earlier during this project. I want to see ( or hear?) how that one works out before buying a new pump.
I like the idea of using on of their water filters.
__________________

__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2006, 06:38 PM   #548
3 Rivet Member
 
Wardinbb's Avatar
 
1964 24' Tradewind
Big Bear Lake , California
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 183
PEX lines et al

Hi Uwe, With regards to securing your pex lines, IMHO I agree that the water lines should be secured as I figure any sort of vibration may impact the connection. I don't have a PIC of the tubing clips I'm using but here is an Ebay supplier who has them. I believe they are a Canadian manufacturer http://cgi.ebay.com/1-2-PEX-TUBING-C...QQcmdZViewItem and I've used them to secure other items that feature a 5/8" OD. They secure with a screw. Also IMHO I saw the "quick-fit" fittings available for the pex system and went with the permanent copper crimp ring method. The best tool I could find is the Rostra and/or Sargent Soft Touch 9230 Ratchet Handle Tool coming in at a 11" long(Cat.No. 9232STR). If you can get the tool nose around the ring, you can clamp it permanent with this. As I'm really good at doing most things twice, I'm using the Easy Shear Fitting Recovery Tool, Cat. No. 7402 ES to remove the copper rings.

Ed
__________________

__________________
Wardinbb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 08:17 PM   #549
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Updates

Plumbing, plumbing, more plumbing...
the sinks and shower are plumbed in. What's left to do are 2 vent lines, and the flex line for the toilet. Plus, the freshwater fill and vent hoses need to be re-installed.
I decided to toss the freshwater fill that I bought a while back in favor of a marine deck fill with a screw on cap. This means re-doing the freshwater fill hoses and vent lines.
But, here are a few pictures of the newly installed plumbing. Shown are the pump area with suction/discharge hoses, the galley sink business end, and the area under the vanity sink.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	freshwater1.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	212.3 KB
ID:	18600   Click image for larger version

Name:	undersink.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	256.4 KB
ID:	18601  

Click image for larger version

Name:	undervanity1.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	249.5 KB
ID:	18602   Click image for larger version

Name:	undervanity2.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	236.2 KB
ID:	18603  

Click image for larger version

Name:	undervanity3.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	188.6 KB
ID:	18604  
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 08:21 PM   #550
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Our new bath/shower faucet. Set on wood panel that is covered with stainless sheetmetal to match the vanity top. the black line still needs to be removed - it's a Sharpie mark
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	tubf3954.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	295.7 KB
ID:	18605  
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 08:24 PM   #551
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
My Darling spent her Monday off lining the cabinet shelves with non-slip shelf liner. She also went shopping for 4 of the canvas lined baskets. Those will hold loose clothing items like underwear and socks etc. She got a 5th one for under the vanity to keep toiletry items.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bskt3955.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	256.2 KB
ID:	18606  
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 08:28 PM   #552
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Tub P-trap

Here is a picture of the area under the tub, showing the P-trap.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ptrap3947.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	227.4 KB
ID:	18607  
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 09:49 PM   #553
4 Rivet Member
 
ankornuta's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Lowell , Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 435
Images: 22
Awesome pictures Uwe! I've been giving a lot of thought lately to plumbing so it's great to see what you've done.
__________________
ankornuta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2006, 01:10 AM   #554
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,125
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
The foam added to the lines, is it split so that it can be added later?
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2006, 09:28 AM   #555
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by ankornuta
Awesome pictures Uwe! I've been giving a lot of thought lately to plumbing so it's great to see what you've done.
Thanks,
the main concerns were getting the grey water from the tub into the tank, and making provisions for plumbing to run inside cabinetry as much as possible. The tub is low, the tank only an inch or two below it. Imanaged it by raising the tub only 3/4in. The picture shows the "shim". Creampuff helped me with plumbing the tub. The spa-flex hose is very stiff, but does make curves that are difficult to fab with PVC.
The only exposed plumbing is behind the toilet, where the lines cross over the black tank into the vanity. I could have avoided that by leaving more room behind the black tank. At the time, I wanted max capacity, so I missed the mark on conceiling the 2 water pipes. No I will have to make a curved soffit to hide them, once the toilet line is connected.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2006, 09:30 AM   #556
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by azflycaster
The foam added to the lines, is it split so that it can be added later?
Yes, the foam is split, with adhesive on both seams. You can wrap it after the fact, easily.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2006, 09:44 AM   #557
Rivet Master
 
NorCal Bambi's Avatar
 
1963 16' Bambi
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Yreka , California
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,313
Images: 21
Uwe, thanks for the pictures on the plumbing. I will be starting that project next week. I will study your work before I begin.
Thanks again Don
__________________
NorCal Bambi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2006, 12:57 PM   #558
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,125
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Uwe, Let us know if the foam softens the pump noise....
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2006, 01:50 PM   #559
uwe
418
 
uwe's Avatar
 
2007 25' Safari FB SE
1958 22' Flying Cloud
1974 29' Ambassador
Yucca Valley , California
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: 1963 26' Overlander
Posts: 4,767
Images: 41
Send a message via Skype™ to uwe
Quote:
Originally Posted by azflycaster
Uwe, Let us know if the foam softens the pump noise....
Interesting thought. I have several of the water lines run right underneath my bed. I guess I will cover teh cold water lines as well, to reduce pump noise. the actually have thicker type wrapping material, some of which I might use for the run that's underneath the bed. I would hate to have pump vibration under the bed whenever someone uses the water system at night.
__________________
Uwe
www.area63productions.com
uwe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2006, 06:04 PM   #560
Rivet Master
 
fastrob's Avatar
 
1976 25' Tradewind
. , AZ to Maine
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 545
Water Pump Noise?

I would want to hear the pump when in use, not just when sleeping.

R
__________________

__________________
fastrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motorhome versus Trailer Member Search crzycpa Our Community 1 08-23-2011 01:30 PM
1976 Airstream Argosy RV Trailer 26 Foot, Very Good Con eBay Watch Airstreams on eBay 0 07-18-2011 11:40 AM
Trying to buy a New Trailer kingfisher24 On The Road... 2 05-13-2011 08:26 PM
How do you deal with your trailer while exploring? mikescha On The Road... 18 02-21-2011 12:36 PM
A sad end to a wonderful trailer rmk110761 Airstream History 9 02-15-2011 10:12 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.