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Old 06-28-2013, 09:06 PM   #491
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Wow, that was close!

Speaking of storms, our weather forecast for the next 14 days has storms forecast for every day, and we've already had that for the past four or five. That certainly cuts down on the polishing!

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Old 06-28-2013, 09:18 PM   #492
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Geez that's close. The heat is kicking in high gear down south so I'm not making much progress on Dolly. Well, that and too many other projects!
What kind of heat do you generally have at this time of year? I've been to the Florida Keys in June & there was no way anyone could ever polish in those temperatures!
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:12 PM   #493
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What kind of heat do you generally have at this time of year? I've been to the Florida Keys in June & there was no way anyone could ever polish in those temperatures!
It's not really super hot that gets us, its the soak. Our pool is 90 degrees and will probably top out at 95+ in late july. It just doesn't cool off for about 3 months. Getting an early start helps somewhat but 1st thing in the morning is usually the peak humidity. By 9:00 this morning all of my clothes were soaked with sweat.

I'm ready to put some hours on that new 15000 AC unit...time to go camping!
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My hubby plumbed the grey tanks to the shower pan today. He's going to run the grey water from the kitchen sink in with the vent on that side of the trailer, so this is all the plumbing that will be under the trailer. We used a Hepvo drain on the shower so we don't have to have the p-trap hanging out of the bottom of the trailer.
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How high up on the sides of the gray tanks did you have VTS install your inlets? I am getting ready to put the floor in where the gray tank could go and I am trying to figure out if I should put the connector plate (shell on floor install, remember!) on top of the floor or underneath like the rest of them.

Placing it above, presumably I could place the fresh water tank on it...and lose a bit of interior cabinet space. Placing it underneath, I would need to lower the inlet a bit on the tank...didn't know if that mattered? It looks to me from your pics that your inlets are pretty much centered in the tank sides. Is this correct? Perhaps it does not matter how high up it is. I thought the higher up it was the more capacity it would have, but I am now thinking water doesn't care.

Thanks! I will post some pics of my progress this evening.

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The tanks come with one hole installed already by VTS. It's low on the tank and in the center of the tank. We had one extra one put in the same spot except on the opposite side of the tank for the shower drain to tie in. The galley sink drains to the top of the second tank & the first tank (closest to the front of the trailer) is vented out the top & ties in with the galley sink, which ties in with the vent stack in the closet. Make sense?

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The tanks come with one hole installed already by VTS. It's low on the tank and in the center of the tank. We had one extra one put in the same spot except on the opposite side of the tank for the shower drain to tie in. The galley sink drains to the top of the second tank & the first tank (closest to the front of the trailer) is vented out the top & ties in with the galley sink, which ties in with the vent stack in the closet. Make sense?

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So the added holes were placed low on the tank? Cool.

Is venting necessary? I heard it is and then that it is not. I guess if it is vented it drains more quickly?

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From everything I've read, it's necessary. It drains more quickly as well as more completely, not to mention it lets the nasty smells out through the roof instead of wafting around your trailer :-/
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From everything I've read, it's necessary. It drains more quickly as well as more completely, not to mention it lets the nasty smells out through the roof instead of wafting around your trailer :-/
Wanted to second this... Definitely necessary. You don't want to create a vacuum when emptying or put so much pressure when filling that it slows the process and creates "burps".
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I'm going insane polishing.... My hands & arms kill, I've been mocked by my daughter, I need more ibuprofen, but I'm maxed out, I obviously need a shower.....

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I'm going insane polishing.... My hands & arms kill, I've been mocked by my daughter, I need more ibuprofen, but I'm maxed out, I obviously need a shower.....
But I see something shiny in the background....Isn't it worth it?!
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It will be after I recover....:-) I have a goal to finish it this week, but its killin' me!
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I just felt the need to whine. Some of the other kind of wine might help loosen things up!
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I'm going insane polishing.... My hands & arms kill, I've been mocked by my daughter, I need more ibuprofen, but I'm maxed out, I obviously need a shower.....
That's a great look!
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